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UT Vols travel to Arkansas Razorbacks, Saturday

 

Tennessee (11-11, 4-5 SEC) at Arkansas (11-11, 4-5 SEC)

Saturday, February 6th, 2016 | 7:01pm CT/8:00pm ET
Fayetteville, AR | Bud Walton Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, 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.

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UT Vols Basketball gets 84-77 upset win over No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats Wednesday night

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, 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 Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) moves the ball against Kentucky Wildcats guard Isaiah Briscoe (13) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) moves the ball against Kentucky Wildcats guard Isaiah Briscoe (13) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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UT Vols Basketball plays #20 Kentucky Wildcats at Thompson-Boling Arena, Tuesday

 

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 | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, 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.

Tennessee Volunteers take on Kentucky Tuesday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tipoff set for 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT on ESPN as part of Super Tuesday. (UT Athletics Department)

Tennessee Volunteers take on Kentucky Tuesday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tipoff set for 7:00pm ET/6:00pm CT on ESPN as part of Super Tuesday. (UT Athletics Department)

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UT Vols Basketball 2nd Half woes continue in 75-63 loss to TCU Horned Frogs

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsFort Worth, TX – It was a tale of two halves in Tennessee’s 75-63 loss to TCU on Saturday afternoon at Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth.

The Vols led by 14 points at halftime but were outscored by 26 in the second half as the Horned Frogs held them to a season-low 22 points over the final 20 minutes.

Kevin Punter Jr. scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Vols in scoring for the 16th time this season and freshman forward Kyle Alexander provided a nice boost off the bench, posting career highs with 11 rebounds and six blocks.

The Big Orange turned in a dominant first-half performance and put on a 3-point shooting clinic, making 8 of 16 attempts from long range. Punter led all scorers with 15 points at the break as UT went to the locker room with a 41-27 lead.

Tennessee Men's Basketball struggled mightily in the second half of their 75-63 loss to the TCU Horned Frogs Saturday afternoon. (UT Athletics Department)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball struggled mightily in the second half of their 75-63 loss to the TCU Horned Frogs Saturday afternoon. (UT Athletics Department)

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UT Vols Basketball travels to Fort Worth to take on TCU Horned Frogs

 

Tennessee (10-10, 3-5 SEC) at TCU (9-11, 1-7 BIG 12)

Friday, January 30th, 2016 | 1:05pm CT/2:05pm ET
Fort Worth, TX | Schollmaier Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee breaks from SEC play and closes out the month of January on Saturday when it travels to Fort Worth, Texas, to face TCU in the Vols final non-conference tilt. Game time is set for 2:00pm ET/1:00pm CT on ESPN2.

Saturday’s game was scheduled as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge. It is the second straight year that the Vols have participated, having picked up a 65-64 victory over Kansas State in last year’s edition.

Tennessee (10-10, 3-5 SEC) is looking to finish its non-conference slate with an 8-5 record, including its first non-league road win of the season. The Vols dropped to .500 overall with a 63-57 setback at Alabama on Tuesday night.

The Tennessee Volunteers and TCI Horned Frogs meet on ESPN2 as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge Thursday, January 30th. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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UT Vols Basketball falls at Alabama 65-57

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsTuscaloosa, AL – Tennessee couldn’t hold on to a late lead in a 63-57 loss to Alabama at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday night.

The Vols led by as many as 15 points in the second half but faltered on offense down the stretch as the Crimson Tide were able to complete the comeback.

Kevin Punter Jr. led three Vols in double figured with 15 points, 13 of which came in the second half. Robert Hubbs III and Admiral Schofield chipped in 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Alabama Crimson Tide forward Shannon Hale (11) goes up for a shot and is fouled by Tennessee Volunteers forward Armani Moore (4) during the second half at Coleman Coliseum. Alabama won 63-57. (Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports)

Alabama Crimson Tide forward Shannon Hale (11) goes up for a shot and is fouled by Tennessee Volunteers forward Armani Moore (4) during the second half at Coleman Coliseum. Alabama won 63-57. (Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports)

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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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UT Vols Basketball faces #24 South Carolina Gamecocks at Thompson-Boling Arena, Saturday

 

Tennessee (9-9, 2-4 SEC) vs. #24/#18 South Carolina (17-1, 4-1 SEC)

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 | 12:01pm ET/11:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee wraps up its final homestand of the season on Saturday, playing host to the 24th-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tipoff is slated for 12:00pm ET/11:00pm CT on the SEC Network.

After beginning the season 8-0 at home, the Vols (9-9, 2-4 SEC) have dropped their last two contests at the friendly confines of TBA. UT fell by a 92-88 count against No. 21 Texas A&M on January 9th prior to Wednesday’s 88-74 loss to Vanderbilt. South Carolina (17-1, 4-1 SEC) represent the third ranked opponent Tennessee has faced this season and the second to make the trip to Knoxville.

Tenneseee Volunteers host #24 South Carolina, Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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UT Vols Basketball unable to keep up with hot handed Vanderbilt Commodores

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN Tennessee was unable to counter a barrage of 3-pointers from Vanderbilt as the Commodores picked up an 88-74 victory over the Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena Wednesday.

Despite Vanderbilt’s significant height advantage, with three players standing 7-foot or taller, the Vols dominated the points in the paint, 34-18. The difference came beyond the arc, as the Commodores hit 13 3-pointers, to just four for the Volunteers.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Admiral Schofield (5) moves the ball against Vanderbilt Commodores center Damian Jones (30) during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Vanderbilt won 88 to 74. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Admiral Schofield (5) moves the ball against Vanderbilt Commodores center Damian Jones (30) during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Vanderbilt won 88 to 74. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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UT Athletics Department issues Updated Safety/Entrance Information for Tonight’s Game

 

Tennessee (9-8, 2-3 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt (10-7, 2-3 SEC)

Thursday, January 20th, 2016 | 9:05pm ET/8:05pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tonight’s Tennessee Men’s Basketball game against Vanderbilt remains set to tip off at 9:05pm ET/8:00pm CT at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Gates open at 7:30pm ET/6:30pm CT. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and allow extra time to get to Thompson-Boling Arena, avoiding patches of snow and ice.

While arena ramps have been treated, fans are urged to proceed with caution.

Tennessee plays Vanderbilt at home Wednesday night. The Vols are 70-18 all-time at home against the Commodores. (UT Athletics Department) «Read the rest of this article»

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