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Tennessee Vols beat Lipscomb 81-71

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Four scorers in double digits helped No. 24 Tennessee to an 81-71 win over Lipscomb on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena.
 
Grant Williams led the way for UT, dropping 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go along with eight boards and three blocks in 27 minutes of action. Admiral Schofield pitched in an additional 13 points and six rebounds. James Daniel III and Chris Darrington were the other Vols to score in double figures, tallying 12 and 11, respectively. 
 
Darrington enjoyed his most productive game at Tennessee, as 11 points, five assists and three rebounds were all season-highs for the junior guard.

Tennessee Volunteers guard James Daniel III (3) drives the ball down the court beside Lipscomb Bisons guard Kenny Cooper (21) in the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard James Daniel III (3) drives the ball down the court beside Lipscomb Bisons guard Kenny Cooper (21) in the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols Basketball plays Lipscomb at Thompson-Boling Arena, Saturday

 

Tennessee vs. Lipscomb

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 | 1:15pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee men’s basketball team is set to begin a three-game home stand this weekend, beginning with Lipscomb on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena. The game will tip at 1:15pm CT and will be televised live on SEC Network and streamed online via WatchESPN.

Matt Stewart (play-by-play) and Debbie Antonelli (analyst) are on the call for Saturday’s matchup for SEC Network. Fans can also listen live on their local Vol Network affiliate to catch Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp describing the action. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online through AllVols.com.

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University of Tennessee to announce Jeremy Pruitt as next UT Football Head Coach

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – University of Tennessee, Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport and Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer will hold a press conference Thursday at 5:05pm CT in the Peyton Manning Locker Room to introduce Jeremy Pruitt as Tennessee’s next head football coach.

The press conference will be streamed live on UTsports.com and can be heard throughout the state on the Vol Radio Network.

“Six days ago, I mentioned several attributes that I sought to find in the next leader of our football program, and Coach Pruitt meets all criteria,” Fulmer said. “I’m certain he appreciates the unique opportunity to lead a program of Tennessee’s caliber. He’s driven to win at the highest level. He will honor our university’s values, operate with integrity and be a role model for our student-athletes.

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Tennessee Vols get 77-70 win at Georgia Tech

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsAtlanta, GA – Despite a sluggish offensive showing, the Tennessee men’s basketball team rallied in the final minutes to hold off Georgia Tech, 77-70, Sunday at McCamish Pavilion.

Lamonte Turner led the way for the Volunteers (6-1), tying a career-high with 24 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the floor. He was also crucial in the closing minutes of the game, when Tennessee made 17-of-19 from the charity stripe in the final three minutes of action, burying all seven of his attempts during that stretch.

Grant Williams finished with 11 points and six boards after being limited due to foul trouble. Admiral Schofield and Jordan Bowden both added 10 points each to round out UT’s double-digit scorers.

Tennessee Men's Basketball rally late to beat Georgia Tech 77-70 Sunday night at McCamish Pavilion. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball rally late to beat Georgia Tech 77-70 Sunday night at McCamish Pavilion. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols travel to Georgia Tech, Sunday

 

Tennessee at Georgia Tech

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 | 6:00pm
Atlanta, GA | McCamish Pavilion

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsAtlanta, GA – The Tennessee men’s basketball team travels to Georgia Tech for its first true road game of the season Sunday at McCamish Pavilion. The game will tip at 6:00pm and will be televised live on ESPNU and streamed online via WatchESPN.

Tennessee (5-1) is coming off a strong performance against Mercer, where the Vols downed the Bears, 84-60, at Thompson-Boling Arena. The Yellow Jackets (4-2) enter the contest after a one-point loss on Friday night to Grambling State.

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University of Tennessee announces Phillip Fulmer as Director of Athletics

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Chancellor Beverly Davenport announced the appointment of Phillip Fulmer as director of athletics on Friday, December 1st, 2017.

Phillip Fulmer will begin serving as athletic director effective immediately,” Davenport said. “I have taken these steps in the best interest of the university.”

“I am confident that Phillip understands the need to support our student-athletes and our commitment to excellence in all athletic programs. I appreciate his willingness to serve during this critical time.”

Phillip Fulmer selected as new University of Tennessee Director of Athletics. (Tennessee Athletics)

Phillip Fulmer selected as new University of Tennessee Director of Athletics. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols Football 2018 Schedule released

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsBirmingham, AL – The Tennessee football team will start the 2018 season in Charlotte against West Virginia at Bank of America Stadium on September 1st and wrap up the regular season at Vanderbilt on November 24th, as the SEC announced the 2018 schedules for all 14 conference schools on Tuesday.
 
The Vols face the Mountaineers for the first time in school history and will begin the year in a neutral site game at an NFL stadium for the second straight year after defeating Georgia Tech 42-41 in double-overtime to start the 2017 season.

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Tennessee Vols roll over Mercer 84-60

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN Grant Williams scored 21 points and James Daniel III dished out 10 assists to lead Tennessee to an 84-60 victory over Mercer on Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.
 
In their first game since returning from the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, the Vols (5-1) used a strong defensive effort to force 20 turnovers and hold the Bears (5-3) to a season-low in points.
 
The first half was highlighted by a balanced attack for Tennessee, as seven players recorded at least a point.

Tennessee Vols Basketball take care of Mercer Wednesday night 84-60 at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Vols Basketball take care of Mercer Wednesday night 84-60 at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols play Mercer at Thompson-Boling Arena Wednesday

 

Tennessee vs. Mercer

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 | 6:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – After playing three games in the Bahamas at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, the Tennessee men’s hoops team returns home to face Mercer for a 6:00pm CT tip on Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The matchup is available with an online broadcast through SEC Network + (WatchESPN). Visit WatchESPN.com or download the WatchESPN app to view the game on a computer or mobile device. Courtney Lyle (play-by-play) and Vincent Yarbrough (analyst) are on the call for Wednesday’s matchup.

Tennessee Men's Basketball hosts Mercer Wednesday night at 6:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols fall to Vanderbilt 42-24

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Volunteers concluded the 2017 football season Saturday with a 42-24 loss to Vanderbilt at Neyland Stadium in front of 83,117. 

After a close start, Vanderbilt (5-7, 1-7 SEC) took a 21-14 lead shortly before halftime with a touchdown. While Tennessee (4-8, 0-8) came within four points on a 49-yard field goal by Aaron Medley, the Commodores pulled away and eventually out-gained Tennessee 529 to 238 yards. 

Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur completed 20-of-31 passes for 283 yards and four touchdowns, and running back Ralph Webb rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns. 

Tennessee Volunteers running back Ty Chandler (3) runs the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first half at Neyland Stadium. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers running back Ty Chandler (3) runs the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first half at Neyland Stadium. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)-USA TODAY Sports

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