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Tennessee Vols Basketball rolls over Missouri Tigers 90-70

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – A pair of 20-point scorers led Tennessee to a 90-70 victory over Missouri at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Grant Williams led the Vols with 25 points and was on fire from the charity stripe, where he made 12 of his 13 shots. It marked Williams’ third game this season in which he has made at least 10 free throws.

Robert Hubbs III dropped 21 points to go along with eight rebounds in the contest. The senior wing is six points shy of 1,000 for his career.

In the second half, the Vols (15-12, 7-7 SEC) carried over their momentum from the first stanza and outscored Missouri, 49-42, to cruise to the win. Tennessee’s lead was insurmountable for the Tigers, who never pulled closer than seven points in the game after UT’s first-half run.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) during the first half against the Missouri Tigers at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) during the first half against the Missouri Tigers at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols take on Missouri Tigers Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

Tennessee (14-12/6-7 SEC) vs. Missouri (7-17/2-10 SEC)

Saturday, February 18th, 2017 | 12:01pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee returns to Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday, taking on Missouri in a 12:00pm CT tip on SEC Network.

Both teams come into Saturday’s contest looking to get back on the right track. The Vols (14-12, 6-7 SEC) have dropped two straight contests, suffering its most recent defeat at No. 13 Kentucky, 83-58, on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Tigers (7-18, 2-11 SEC) are looking to return to their winning ways after falling to Alabama on Wednesday night, 57-54.

Tennessee Men's Basketball's Saturday tip-off against Missouri at Thompson-Boling Arena is slated for 12:00pm CT on SEC Network. (Tennessee Athletic Department)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball’s Saturday tip-off against Missouri at Thompson-Boling Arena is slated for 12:00pm CT on SEC Network. (Tennessee Athletic Department)

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Tennessee Volunteers loses at #13/11 Kentucky Wildcats, 83-58

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsLexington, KY Admiral Schofield scored 17 points and Jordan Bone had 15, but Tennessee could not keep pace with Kentucky’s strong 3-point shooting early on, falling to the Wildcats, 83-58, on Wednesday at Rupp Arena.

Tennessee (14-12, 6-7 SEC) struggled from the floor, shooting just 34.6 percent on the night and 18.8 percent (3-of-16) from 3-point range. Kentucky shot 44 percent (11-of-25) from 3-point range with 10 treys in the first half.

Schofield scored 11 of his 17 points in the second half. He was 6-of-10 from the floor for the night and collected a team-high seven rebounds. Bone’s 15 points featured a pair of 3-pointers.

Admiral Schofield paces Tennessee Vols with 17 points; Kentucky Wildcats thrive on hot 3-point shooting in first half. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Admiral Schofield paces Tennessee Vols with 17 points; Kentucky Wildcats thrive on hot 3-point shooting in first half. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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Tennessee Vols take on #13 Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena, Tuesday

 

Tennessee (14-11/6-6 SEC) at #13/#11 Kentucky (20-5/10-2 SEC)

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 | 6:04pm CT
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena | TV: ESPN

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee heads to Lexington for a Tuesday-night showdown with No. 13 Kentucky. Tipoff at Rupp Arena is slated for 6:00pm CT on ESPN.

The Vols (14-11, 6-6 SEC) and Wildcats (20-5, 10-2 SEC) are meeting for the second time in three weeks. In the first meeting between the border rivals, UT picked up an 82-80 victory over fourth-ranked UK in Knoxville. Tennessee was led that night by 25 points from Robert Hubbs III.

Hubbs continues to lead the Vols in scoring, averaging 14.3 ppg.

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Tennessee Vols lose close one to Georgia Bulldogs, 76-75

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Despite freshman Grant Williams tying his career-high 30 points, Tennessee (14-11, 6-6 SEC) fell to Georgia in a nailbiter 76-75. This loss snaps a five-game winning streak at Thompson-Boling Arena for the Volunteers.

Williams (10-for-16) was the only Vol to shoot better than 50 percent on the day. Robert Hubbs III added 10 points, but struggled from the field, shooting 3-for-13. The Vols excelled at the free-throw line, going 19-for-24 from the charity stripe.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) moves the ball against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Georgia won 76 to 75. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) moves the ball against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Georgia won 76 to 75. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols play Georgia Bulldogs at Thompson-Boling Arena, Saturday

 

Tennessee (14-10/6-5 SEC) vs. Georgia (13-11/4-7 SEC)

Saturday, February 11th, 2017 | 3:05pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee takes aim at its fifth consecutive home win on Saturday when it plays host to Georgia at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tipoff is slated for 3:00pm CT on ESPNU.

After seeing its season-best four-game winning streak snapped Mississippi State last Saturday, Tennessee (14-10, 6-5 SEC) turned in a bounce-back performance on Wednesday night, surging past Ole Miss in the closing minutes to secure a 75-66 victory. The Vols were led by 18 points apiece from senior Robert Hubbs III and freshman Grant Williams.

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Tennessee Vols roll past Ole Miss Rebels, 75-66

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – After going into the second half down by four and struggling to contain the Ole Miss Rebels, Tennessee turned around a close game to win, 75-66, Wednesday night in Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee (14-10, 6-5 SEC) took control of the game with 3:49 left, finishing on a 17-2 scoring run. Robert Hubbs III was the hero the Volunteers were looking for, as he ignited two major back-to-back plays under the basket, one of those being a layup that would give the Vols a 66-64 lead with 1:52 left, their first lead since the 5:54 mark of the first half.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) goes to the basket against Mississippi Rebels guard Rasheed Brooks (14) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) goes to the basket against Mississippi Rebels guard Rasheed Brooks (14) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols let game slip away at Mississippi State

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsStarkville, MS Poor free-throw shooting and a sluggish second half spelled trouble for Tennessee as Mississippi State snapped the Vols’ four-game winning streak with a 64-59 victory at Humphrey Coliseum.

Tennessee (13-10, 5-5 SEC) was led by 13 points from freshman Jordan Bone — his first game scoring in double figures since January 14th. Bone also notched a team- and season-high eight rebounds.

Fellow freshman Grant Williams was the only other Vol in double figures, finishing with 11 points.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) handles the ball during the second half of the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Humphrey Coliseum. Mississippi State won 64-59. (Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) handles the ball during the second half of the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Humphrey Coliseum. Mississippi State won 64-59. (Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols Basketball on the road Saturday to take on Mississippi State Bulldogs

 

Tennessee (13-9/5-4 SEC) at Mississippi State (13-8/4-5 SEC)

Saturday, February 4th, 2017 | 2:31pm CT
Starkville, MS | Humphrey Coliseum

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee begins the back half of SEC play on Saturday when it travels to Starkville for a rematch with Mississippi State. Tipoff is set for 2:30pm CT on SEC Network.

The Vols (13-9, 5-4 SEC), winners of four straight games, are playing their second straight road contest after picking up an 87-77 win at Auburn on Tuesday night. It was UT’s fourth true road win of the season after having just achieved one such victory during the entire 2015-16 season.

That lone triumph away from home a year ago came at Humphrey Coliseum when Tennessee earned an 80-75 win over Mississippi State (13-8, 4-5 SEC).

Tennessee Vols Saturday's tilt in Starkville against Mississippi State Bulldogs is set for 2:30pm CT on SEC Network. (Tennessee Athletic Department)

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Admiral Schofield scores 18 in Tennessee Vols win at Auburn Tigers, 87-77

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsAuburn, AL Tennessee used an explosive first half and saw four players finish in double figures as it downed the Auburn Tigers, 87-77, Tuesday night at Auburn Arena. With the victory, the Volunteers extended their win streak to a season-best four games.

It was UT’s third consecutive win over Auburn (14-8, 3-6) dating to last season.

Admiral Schofield paced the Vols (13-9, 5-4 SEC), scoring 18 points in 24 minutes off the bench. Grant Williams scored 17 points — 15 of which came in the first half — before fouling out late in the contest and Jordan Bowden dropped all 15 of his points in the second period. Robert Hubbs III came up a rebound shy of a double-double, finishing with 11 points and a team-high nine rebounds.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan Bone (0) moves past Auburn Tigers guard Jared Harper (1) during the first half at Auburn Arena. (John Reed-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan Bone (0) moves past Auburn Tigers guard Jared Harper (1) during the first half at Auburn Arena. (John Reed-USA TODAY Sports)

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