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Dre’Kalo Clayton joins APSU Governors Basketball for 2016-17 season

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team has added size and bulk along the frontline for the 2016-17 season with the signing of Dre’Kalo Clayton, from Northwest Mississippi Junior College.

The 6-6, 245-pound forward is expected to help provide an inside presence with the loss of senior center Chris Horton.

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UT Lady Vols Basketball rolls over Arkansas Razorbacks, 68-51

 

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UT Lady VolsJacksonville, FL – Diamond DeShields scored 15 points to lead Tennessee to a 68-51 win over Arkansas on Thursday at Veterans Memorial Arena in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

Tennessee (18-12, 8-8 SEC) never trailed and led by double figures for most of the game. Arkansas (12-18, 7-9 SEC) could not overcome a slow start or poor shooting (31.3 percent).

DeShields scored 10 of her 15 points in the third quarter and collected six rebounds. Jordan Reynolds had a strong all-around game, scoring 10 points recording team highs of eight rebounds and four assists. Jaime Nared added 11 points with three assists and three boards.

Tennessee Womens Basketball's #11 Diamond DeShields nets 15 points in SEC Tournament win over Arkansas Razorbacks Thursday. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Womens Basketball’s #11 Diamond DeShields nets 15 points in SEC Tournament win over Arkansas Razorbacks Thursday. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics)

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UT Vols put forth a team effort caging LSU Tigers, 81-65

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The largest crowd of the season at Thompson-Boling Arena saw the Tennessee Volunteers storm to a 81-65 victory over the LSU Tigers Saturday evening.

There were 19,721 fans cheering on the Vols, who played without leading scorer Kevin Punter Jr. (right foot injury). A balanced attack combined to replace Punter’s 22.2 points per game, led by Robert Hubbs III’s 19 points.

Armani Moore scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, his second double-double in as many games after going for 21 and 11 against Kentucky. It was his fifth double-double of the season.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Armani Moore (4) shoots the ball past LSU Tigers forward Craig Victor II (32) at Thompson-Boling Arena. The Volunteers won 81 to 65. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Armani Moore (4) shoots the ball past LSU Tigers forward Craig Victor II (32) at Thompson-Boling Arena. The Volunteers won 81 to 65. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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#25/RV UT Lady Vols take on #2/2 South Carolina at Thompson-Boling Arena Monday

 

#25/RV Tennessee (15-9/6-5 SEC) vs. #2/2 South Carolina (23-1/11-0 SEC)

Monday, February 15th, 2016 | 7:01pm ET/6:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The #25/RV Lady Vols (15-9, 6-5 SEC) will try to extend a four-game home winning streak and hand South Carolina (23-1, 11-0 SEC) its first SEC loss of the season on “Big Monday”. Tipoff is slated for 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Under Holly Warlick, Tennessee is 60-8 at home, 31-16 in road games and 10-5 at neutral sites for a total of 101-29. The Big Orange women are 566-55 (.911) in all home games, beginning with the 1974-75 season. Tennessee is 413-31 (.930) all-time in Thompson-Boling Arena (1987-88 to present).

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UT Vols Basketball upsets No. 24/18 South Carolina Gamecocks 78-69

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – A career-high 36 points from Kevin Punter carried Tennessee to its first win over a ranked opponent in more than a year with a 78-69 victory over No. 24/18 South Carolina Saturday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Vols’ last victory over a ranked foe came against No. 19 Arkansas, a 74-69 win, also at Thompson-Boling Arena on January 13th, 2015.

Tennessee’s leading scorer on the season, Punter’s 36 points marked his third 30-point performance of the year. Six of his eight field goals came from beyond the 3-point line. He was nearly flawless, 14-of-15, from the free throw stripe, part of a 30-for-32 performance at the line for the Volunteers.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Armani Moore (4) moves the ball against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tennessee won 78 to 69. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Armani Moore (4) moves the ball against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tennessee won 78 to 69. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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APSU Governors Golf climbs to 2nd place at Badger Invitational

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUMadison, WI –The good news is Austin Peay State University men’s golf team jumped four spots into second place after Day 2 of the Badger Invitational. The bad news is the Governors will need a near miracle finish to catch South Carolina in Tuesday’s final round.

Austin Peay Men's Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

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University of Tennessee to retire Candace Parker’s jersey

 

Knoxville, TN – After the Southeastern Conference Office unveiled this year’s league schedule on Tuesday, Tennessee Head Women’s Basketball Coach Holly Warlick announced her team’s 2013-14 slate. UT also revealed it will retire Candace Parker’s jersey on January 2nd prior to the LSU game.

The defending SEC champion Lady Volunteers, who were 27-8 in 2012-13 and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, will play 18 regular-season games vs. teams that saw postseason action a year ago. That group includes 11 teams that made the NCAA Tournament and five that played in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

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The Final Horne: Campbell out, Heisman Trophy, Tebow still dazzling, NFL picks and what’s going on around town this weekend

 

Clarksville Sports NetworkSad news that Austin Peay’s Anthony Campell is out for the year with another ACL/MCL injury to his left knee.

This comes after he hurt the same knee in the same way last year. APSU made the announcement on Wednesday.

I know Anthony and not only is he a great athlete, but he’s also a great person and so is his family.

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