Topic: Southeastern Conference
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 | 7:01pm ET/6:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN – SEC play rolls on for Tennessee when it welcomes Auburn to Thompson-Boling Arena Tuesday for a 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT tip on the SEC Network.
The Vols (11-12, 4-6 SEC) got 24 points from senior guard Kevin Punter Jr. but fell 85-67 at Arkansas in its most recent action. Punter’s 24 points marked his 17th game of 20-plus points this season and pushed the All-American hopeful’s season-long scoring average to 23.2 points per game. That figure ranks second in the SEC and eighth in the nation.
Auburn (9-13, 3-7) has lost five straight games, including a 65-55 defeat at the hands of Georgia on Saturday in Athens.
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College Station, TX – Jordan Reynolds scored a career-high 16 points but the No. 23/25 Lady Vols came up short in the fourth quarter and overtime in a 76-71 loss to No. 12/11 Texas A&M on Sunday at Reed Arena.
Tennessee (14-9, 5-5 SEC) dominated the third quarter and held a 13-point lead early in the fourth. Texas A&M (16-7, 6-4 SEC) outscored the Lady Vols 36-20 in the fourth-quarter and overtime.
Reynolds scored 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting and also collected seven rebounds and three assists. Mercedes Russell nearly had a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds. Andraya Carter added 11 points, five boards and four assists in the loss.
#23/25 Tennessee (14-8/5-4 SEC) vs. #12/11 Texas A&M (15-7/5-4 SEC)
Sunday, February 7th, 2016 | 3:01pm CT/3:01pm ET
Knoxville, TN – The #23/25 Lady Vols (14-8, 5-4 SEC) will look for a road victory as they take on #12/11 Texas A&M (15-7, 5-4 SEC) on Sunday. Tip off is slated for 3:00pm CT/4:00pm ET, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN and available online via WatchESPN.
The Lady Vols and Aggies enter the contest knotted up in fourth place in the SEC standings, one game ahead of Auburn, Georgia and Missouri in the loss column.
Tennessee brings a two-game winning streak into the contest after it defeated Alabama (70-42) last Sunday and Arkansas (75-57) on Thursday night, both in Knoxville, to rise from ninth to fourth in the league standings.
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Fayetteville, AR – Kevin Punter Jr. caught fire in the second half and finished with 24 points, but Tennessee could not overcome an its first-half struggles in an 85-67 loss to Arkansas on Saturday at Bud Walton Arena.
Tennessee (11-12, 4-6 SEC) had a slow start offensively in the first five minutes of the game and the Razorbacks (12-11, 5-5 SEC) seized control early and never relinquished it.
After being limited to just four points and 0-of-7 shooting in the first half, Punter scored 20 points in the second half, including a 4-of-6 effort from long distance. He also dished out a career-high seven assists in the loss.
Tennessee (11-11, 4-5 SEC) at Arkansas (11-11, 4-5 SEC)
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 7:01pm CT/8:00pm ET
Knoxville, TN – Tennessee goes in search of its second straight SEC win when it travels to face Arkansas Saturday night at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT on the SEC Network.
The Vols (11-11, 4-5 SEC) are looking to snap a three-game losing streak in Fayetteville and find its first win there since 2009. Tennessee leads the all-time series 19-16, but dropped two of the three meetings between the programs last season. Meanwhile, the Razorbacks (11-11, 4-5 SEC) return home to Bud Walton Arena after suffering an 87-83 defeat at Florida on Wednesday night. Arkansas is 10-3 at home this season, boasting victories over Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, and No. 5 Texas A&M.
#23/25 Tennessee (13-8, 4-4 SEC) vs. Arkansas (9-13, 4-5 SEC)
Thursday, February 4th, 2016 | 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN – The #23/25 Tennessee (13-8, 4-4 SEC) and Arkansas (9-13, 4-5 SEC) meet for the second time this season, as the Lady Vols play host to the Razorbacks on Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville. It will mark the 30th meeting between these schools.
UT and UA face off at 7:01pm ET/6:00pm in a match-up streamed via SECN+ and available through WatchESPN.
The contest will be the second between these programs in 2015-16, as the Razorbacks came from 11 down at the half to upset the #13/15 Lady Vols, 64-59, on January 14th in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
Tennessee is coming off a 70-42 victory over Alabama on Sunday, in which the Lady Vols posted one of their finest complete-game performances of the season.
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Knoxville, TN – Once down 21 points, the Tennessee Volunteers rallied to earn a 84-77 victory over No. 20 Kentucky in the 219th meeting between the two schools Tuesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Kevin Punter Jr., the Southeastern Conference’s second-leading scorer, led the Vols with 27 points, including hitting 11-of-12 from the free throw line. Fellow senior Armani Moore scored 18 pints and pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds. Detrick Mostella had 13 points while Admiral Schofield added 11.
Tennessee (10-11, 3-5 SEC) vs. #20/#19 Kentucky (16-5, 6-2 SEC)
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 | 7:03pm ET/6:03pm CT
Knoxville, TN – For the 219th time, Tennessee meets Kentucky on the hardwood when the two programs square off at Thompson-Boling Arena on Tuesday night. Tipoff between the Vols and 20th-ranked Wildcats is set for 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT and will be televised on ESPN as part of Super Tuesday.
Tennessee (10-11, 3-5 SEC) will be looking for its second win over a ranked opponent this season and its 68th win all-time against Kentucky — the most of any other collegiate program in the country. The Vols’ all-time record against the Wildcats is 67-151, a mark that includes a 47-52 record in Knoxville. Twenty-one of Tennessee’s 67 wins have come against a ranked UK squad.
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The Lady Vols (13-8, 4-4 SEC) have won their last 42 games against the Crimson Tide (13-9, 2-7 SEC), marking the third-longest active in-conference winning streak in NCAA Division I.
Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick now has 99 career victories. She will go for win No. 100 on Thursday when UT hosts Arkansas at 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT on SEC Network +.
Alabama’s 42 points were its fewest of the season and the fewest allowed by Tennessee since UT beat Georgia, 75-41, on March 6th, 2015.
#19/23 Tennessee (12-8, 3-4 SEC) vs. Alabama (13-8, 2-6 SEC)
Sunday, January 31st, 2-16 | 3:00pm ET/2:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN – The #19/23 Lady Vols (12-8, 3-4 SEC) will look to bounce back from two one-possession losses to top 15 teams as they return to Thompson-Boling Arena to take on Alabama (13-8, 2-6 SEC) on Sunday. Tipoff is slated for 3:00pm ET/2:00pm CT, and the game will be broadcast on SEC Network and available online via WatchESPN.
The UT women are suiting up for their third game of the week after playing at #12/9 Kentucky on Monday night and at #13/13 Mississippi State on Thursday night.
Alabama is doing the same, having played at Vanderbilt on Monday night and at home vs. #10/10 Texas A&M on Thursday night.
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