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#21 Tennessee Vols travel to Columbia to take on Missouri Tigers

 

#21 Tennessee Vols at Missouri

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 | 8:00pm CT
Columbia, MO | Mizzou Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbia, MO – Riding a three-game winning streak, the 21st-ranked Tennessee Volunteers are back on the road this week, beginning with a trip to face Missouri at Mizzou Arena on Wednesday night. The game will tip at 8:00pm CT and will be televised live on SEC Network and streamed online via WatchESPN.

The Vols (12-4, 3-2 SEC) have picked up their offense since starting SEC play, ranking as the No. 2 scoring attack in the conference with 84.0 ppg through five contests. Grant Williams continues to shine for UT, leading the team in scoring (16.7 ppg) and rebounding (6.7 rpg) this season. The sophomore forward had a historic performance during Tennessee’s win at Vanderbilt last Tuesday, dropping a career-high 37 points on 12-of-20 shooting in 33 minutes, an effort that earned him SEC Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career.

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#6 Tennessee Lady Vols fend off #9 South Carolina for 86-70 Win

 

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UT Lady VolsColumbia, SC – Senior Mercedes Russell recorded a 16-point, 12-rebound double-double to lead No. 6/6 Tennessee to an 86-70 victory over No. 9/8 South Carolina on Sunday at Colonial Life Arena.
 
Jaime Nared added 19 points as the Lady Vols (16-1, 4-1 SEC) bounced back from their first loss of the season with a win over the defending national champions and their second consecutive victory in Columbia. UT was fueled by a balanced attack, with five different players reaching double figures.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Jaime Nared had 19 points in Sunday win over South Carolina. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Jaime Nared had 19 points in Sunday win over South Carolina. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#24/23 Tennessee Vols beats Texas A&M 75-62 for third straight win

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN Kyle Alexander scored a career-high 14 points and No. 24/23 Tennessee held off Texas A&M on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena, 75-62.

The Vols (12-4, 3-2 SEC) forced 17 Texas A&M turnovers, the second-most of the season for the Aggies, on their way to a third-straight SEC win. The win was also Tennessee’s first over Texas A&M in Knoxville since the Aggies joined the SEC in 2012, and the first time the Vols had strung together three straight SEC wins since January 21st-31st, 2017 (Mississippi State, Kentucky, Kansas State).

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) shoots the ball against Texas A&M Aggies center Tonny Trocha-Morelos (10) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) shoots the ball against Texas A&M Aggies center Tonny Trocha-Morelos (10) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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#6 Tennessee Lady Vols begin three game road trip at #9/8 South Carolina

 

#6 Tennessee Lady Vols at #9/8 South Carolina

Sunday, January 13th, 2018 | 12:02pm CT
Columbia, SC | Colonial Life Arena |  ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 6/6 Tennessee (15-1, 3-1 SEC) continues its arduous three-game road swing with a stop in Columbia, SC, to take on No. 9/8 South Carolina (14-2, 3-1 SEC) in a contest slated to tip at 12:02pm CT on Sunday at Colonial Life Arena.

This marks the 55th meeting between these schools in women’s basketball, and the Lady Vols and Gamecocks will face off again on February 25th in UT’s Senior Day game in Knoxville.

The Lady Vols’ match-up with South Carolina is the second of four straight UT contests vs. teams ranked in the AP Top 20. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball travels to South Carolina Sunday to take on the Gamecocks at Colonial Life Arena. Tip off is at 12:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball travels to South Carolina Sunday to take on the Gamecocks at Colonial Life Arena. Tip off is at 12:02pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#23 Tennessee Vols tangle with Texas A&M at Thompson-Boling Arena, Saturday

 

#23 Tennessee vs. Texas A&M

Saturday, January 13th, 2018 | 5:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The 23rd-ranked Tennessee Volunteers will look to extend their two-game winning streak Saturday with a victory over Texas A&M at Thompson-Boling Arena. The game will tip at 5:00pm CT and will be televised live on SEC Network and streamed online via WatchESPN.

After dropping its first two conference games, Tennessee (11-4, 2-2 SEC) used a second-half comeback to down No. 17 Kentucky last Saturday in front of a sold-out UT crowd. The Vols followed up that performance by going on the road and rallying from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat in-state rival Vanderbilt on Tuesday.

Tennessee Men's Basketball to host Texas A&M Aggies at Thompson-Boling Area Saturday night. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#6 Tennessee Lady Vols lose 79-76 at #17 Texas A&M in Overtime

 

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UT Lady VolsCollege Station, TX – Danni Williams made three free throws with 7.8 seconds remaining in overtime to put No. 17/16 Texas A&M ahead and help hand No. 6/6 Tennessee its first loss of the season, 79-76, on Thursday night at Reed Arena.
 
Mercedes Russell recorded 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Vols (15-1, 3-1 SEC). The loss marks the first time Tennessee has dropped a game since being eliminated from last year’s NCAA tournament on March 20th.
 
Khaalia Hillsman led the Aggies (14-4, 3-1 SEC) with 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the floor and added 11 boards. Williams chipped in 22 of her own while going 3-for-7 from 3-point range. Texas A&M has now won its past two match-ups with the Lady Vols and the last two meetings in College Station, both in overtime.

Tennessee Women's Basketball falls to the Texas A&M Aggies in overtime 79-76 Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball falls to the Texas A&M Aggies in overtime 79-76 Thursday night. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#6 Tennessee Lady Vols hit the road to face #17 Texas A&M

 

#6 Tennessee at #17/16 Texas A&M

Thursday, January 11th, 2018 | 6:10pm CT
College Station, TX | Reed Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 6/6 Tennessee begins a three-game road swing, as the Lady Vols travel to College Station, Texas, to face No. 17/16 Texas A&M at 6:10pm CT (7:10pm ET) on Thursday, January 11th, 2018.

The Lady Vols’ match-up with Texas A&M is the first of four straight UT contests vs. teams ranked in the AP Top 20.  The Lady Vols and Aggies will be meeting for the 11th time overall and third time in College Station during the series.

The Lady Vols will be aiming to go 16-0 for only the fourth occasion in school history and for the first time during the Holly Warlick era.  The last time Tennessee began a season 16-0, the Lady Vols extended the streak to 18 games before finally falling during the 2005-06 season en route to a 31-5 overall record and an Elite Eight finish.

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#24 Tennessee Vols beat Vanderbilt Commodores 92-84 at Memorial Gymnasium

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsNashville, TN – A career night by Grant Williams lifted the 24th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers to a 92-84 victory over in-state rival Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday night.

Williams finished with a career-high 37 points on 12-of-20 shooting from the field to go along with seven rebounds, three blocks and a pair of assists. Admiral Schofield posted his second straight 20-point performance, tying his career-high with 22 points to go with a game-high nine rebounds.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Chris Darrington (32) passes around Vanderbilt Commodores guard Matthew Fisher-Davis (5) during the first half at Memorial Gymnasium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Chris Darrington (32) passes around Vanderbilt Commodores guard Matthew Fisher-Davis (5) during the first half at Memorial Gymnasium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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#24 Tennessee Vols head to Nashville to face Vanderbilt Commodores

 

#24 Tennessee at Vanderbilt

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 | 8:00pm CT
Nashville, TN | Memorial Gymnasium | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsNashville, TN – Coming off a huge win over Kentucky, the 24th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers will look to build off that momentum Tuesday night with a matchup against in-state rival Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium. The game is a 8:00pm CT tip and will be televised on SEC Network and can be streamed online via WatchESPN.

The Vols (10-4, 1-2 SEC) came from behind to earn a much-needed 76-65 victory over the No. 17 Wildcats this weekend. Junior forward Admiral Schofield posted one of his most impressive performances since coming to Rocky Top with 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting, nine rebounds, four assists, a career-high four steals and a block.

Tennessee Men's Basketball take on Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium Tuesday. Tip off will be at 8:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball take on Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium Tuesday. Tip off will be at 8:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#7 Tennessee Lady Vols surge in Fourth Period to defeat Vanderbilt, 86-73

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Redshirt senior Mercedes Russell paced No. 7 Tennessee with a career-high 33 points, as the seventh-ranked Lady Volunteers pulled away from Vanderbilt in the fourth period to secure an 86-73 victory Sunday afternoon in Thompson-Boling Arena.

With the win, the Lady Vols improved to 15-0, 3-0 in Southeastern Conference play, and won their 11th consecutive home game dating back to last season. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, fell to 4-13, 0-3 SEC.

Redshirt junior Cheridene Green also had a career day for the Big Orange, pouring in 17 points and grabbing five rebounds. Senior Jaime Nared chipped in 15 points, five rebounds and six steals as the Lady Vols remained unbeaten through their first 15 games for the fourth time in school history. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior center Mercedes Russell scored a career-high 33 points in win over Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior center Mercedes Russell scored a career-high 33 points in win over Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

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