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Tennessee Vols fall to Georgia 59-57 in SEC Tournament

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsNashville, TN – Tennessee dropped a tightly-contested contest to Georgia, 59-57, on Thursday afternoon in the second round of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

The low-scoring affair came down to the final possession with the Volunteers trailing by two after a pair of missed free throws by the Bulldogs on the other end. Admiral Schofield had a good look from three for the win but his shot came up short and No. 8 seed Georgia (19-13, 9-9 SEC) held on to advance to face No. 1 seed Kentucky in Friday’s quarterfinals.

UT was held to just 33 percent shooting while UGA shot 43 percent but committed 15 turnovers to keep the Vols in the game.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Admiral Schofield (5) battles for a rebound against the Georgia Bulldogs during the SEC Conference Tournament at Bridgestone Arena. Georgia won 59-57. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Admiral Schofield (5) battles for a rebound against the Georgia Bulldogs during the SEC Conference Tournament at Bridgestone Arena. Georgia won 59-57. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols meet Georgia Bulldogs in SEC Tournament

 

#9 Tennessee (16-15, 8-10 SEC) vs. #8 Georgia (18-13, 9-9 SEC)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017 | 12:02pm CT
Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsNashville, TN – Seeded ninth, Tennessee heads back to the state capital for the 2017 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament on Thursday. The Vols meet No. 8 Georgia in the day’s first game at Bridgestone Arena, tipping off at 12:00pm CT on SEC Network.

Tennessee (16-15, 8-10 SEC) heads to the Music City looking to make it five consecutive years with an SEC Tournament victory. Last year, the Vols picked up two wins in Nashville, defeating Auburn in the opening game and Vanderbilt in the second round. UT’s short run came to an end in the quarterfinals with a loss to LSU.

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Tennessee Vols rally in second half to beat Alabama Crimson Tide 59-54

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN Grant Williams recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, Lew Evans added 13 points, and Tennessee surged in the second half to take a 59-54 win over Alabama in the Vols regular season finale Saturday in Thompson-Boling Arena.

Despite offensive struggles in the first half, Tennessee (16-15, 8-10 SEC) came roaring back outscoring Alabama (17-13, 10-8 SEC) 37-18 in the final period of play. Evans knocked down three of the team’s six second-half 3-pointers.

Williams recorded his fourth double-double of the year. Evans scored 13 points on 4-7 shooting while grabbing five rebounds in his final regular-season game in Thompson-Boling Arena.

Forward Lew Evans #21 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Hayley Pennesi/Tennessee Athletics)

Forward Lew Evans #21 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. (Hayley Pennesi/Tennessee Athletics)

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Cold Shooting Tennessee Vols fall at South Carolina, 82-55

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbia, SC – Tennessee struggled from the field against the SEC’s top-rated defense, suffering an 82-55 defeat at South Carolina on Saturday. Senior guard Robert Hubbs III was the only Volunteer to finish in double figures, scoring 16 points on the afternoon.

Statistically, South Carolina (21-8, 11-5 SEC) entered Saturday’s game allowing its opponents only 64.7 points per game on a 39.8 field goal percentage–both conference-bests. Those figures held true on Saturday as Tennessee (15-14, 7-9 SEC) was limited to 55 points–its lowest scoring output of the season–on just 33.3 percent shooting.

Tennessee Volunteers head coach Rick Barnes directs his team against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the first half at Colonial Life Arena. (Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers head coach Rick Barnes directs his team against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the first half at Colonial Life Arena. (Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols travel to Columbia to face South Carolina

 

Tennessee (15-13/7-8 SEC) at South Carolina (20-8/10-5 SEC)

Saturday, February 24th, 2017 | 12:01pm CT
Columbia, SC | Colonial Life Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Tennessee begins a two-game road swing on Saturday, traveling to Columbia to face South Carolina at 12:00pm CT on SEC Network.

The Vols (15-13, 7-8 SEC) and Gamecocks (20-8, 10-5 SEC) each come into Saturday’s game looking to grab some late-season momentum. Tennessee is trying to get back on track following a 67-56 loss to Vanderbilt on Wednesday night while South Carolina aims to snap a streak of three consecutive losses.

Tennessee Vols game against South Carolina tip-offs Saturday at Colonial Life Arena at 12:00pm CT on SEC Network. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

Tennessee Vols game against South Carolina tip-offs Saturday at Colonial Life Arena at 12:00pm CT on SEC Network. (Tennessee Athletics Department)

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Vanderbilt Commodores beat Tennessee Vols, 67-56

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TNRobert Hubbs III scored 16 points, including the 1,000th of his Tennessee career, as the Vols fell to Vanderbilt 67-56 on Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Admiral Schofield added 11 points and Grant Williams recorded his second double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds, but a slow start and inefficient shooting prevented the Volunteers (15-13, 7-8 SEC) from climbing back into the game.

Jeff Roberson led the Commodores (14-14, 8-7 SEC) with 15 points, shooting 5-of-10 from the floor. Nolan Cressler scored 11 points, including three key second-half 3-pointers.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) dunks the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mandatory (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Robert Hubbs III (3) dunks the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mandatory (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols take on Vanderbilt Commodores at Thompson-Boling Area, Wednesday

 

Tennessee (15-12/7-7 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt (14-13/7-7 SEC)

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 | 5:31pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – In a matchup of two teams separated by a single spot in the RPI top 50 and situated firmly on the NCAA Tournament bubble, Tennessee plays host to in-state foe Vanderbilt on Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tip-off is slated for 5:30pm CT on SEC Network.

Both the Vols (15-12, 7-7 SEC) and Commodores (14-13, 7-7 SEC) enter the regular season’s penultimate week coming off of wins. UT snapped a two-game skid on Saturday, picking up a 90-70 win over Missouri behind 25 points from freshman Grant Williams and 21 points from senior Robert Hubbs III. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt grabbed a 71-62 victory over then-No. 21 South Carolina in Nashville.

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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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