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#15 Tennessee Vols Basketball takes down #24 Kentucky at Rupp Arena, 61-59

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsLexington, KY – A poised, all-around effort in the closing minutes lifted 15th-ranked Tennessee to a 61-59 victory over 24th-ranked Kentucky Saturday night at Rupp Arena. The Volunteers have now won six straight games and stand alone in second place in the Southeastern Conference standings.

The triumph was Tennessee’s fifth all-time win over the Wildcats at Rupp Arena (1977, 1979, 1999, 2006). It also gave the Vols (18-5, 8-3 SEC) their first regular-season sweep over Kentucky since the 1998-99 season.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) and Kentucky Wildcats forward PJ Washington (25) dive for a loose ball in the first half at Rupp Arena. (Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) and Kentucky Wildcats forward PJ Washington (25) dive for a loose ball in the first half at Rupp Arena. (Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

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#15 Tennessee Vols travel to Lexington to take on #24 Kentucky Wildcats

 

#15 Tennessee Vols at #24 Kentucky

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 | 6:00pm CT
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena | TV: ESPN

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsLexington, KY – Playing its best ball of the season, 15th-ranked Tennessee heads to Rupp Arena on Tuesday night, February 6th for a showdown with rival Kentucky. The game is set to tip at 6:00pm CT and will be televised on ESPN for “Super Tuesday.”

The Vols (17-5, 7-3 SEC) enter the contest as winners of their last five games and eight of the last nine. During the stretch, defense has been the key for UT’s success. Tennessee has held its opponents to under 65 points in each of the last seven outings and now ranks 6th in defensive efficiency in the KenPom rankings.

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#20 Tennessee Vols hits the road to face Iowa State, Saturday

 

#22 Tennessee Vols at Iowa State

Saturday, January 27th, 2018 | 3:00pm CT
Ames, IA | Hilton Coliseum | TV: ESPNU

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsAmes, IA – For the first time since 1977, No. 22 Tennessee and Iowa State will meet on the hardwood this Saturday at Hilton Coliseum as part of ESPN’s Big 12/SEC Challenge. The game will tip at 3:00pm CT and will be televised live on ESPNU and streamed online via WatchESPN.

In its fifth year, UT holds a 2-1 record when competing in the cross-conference showcase, with both victories coming at home over Kansas State. Last year, the Vols (14-5) downed the Wildcats, 70-58, behind a 17-point performance from Grant Williams.

Tennessee Men's Basketball takes on Iowa State Saturday afternoon at the Hilton Coliseum. Tip off is at 3:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball takes on Iowa State Saturday afternoon at the Hilton Coliseum. Tip off is at 3:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols hold off Kentucky for 76-65 win at Thompson-Bowling Arena

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TNAdmiral Schofield scored 20 points and recorded nine rebounds to lead the 23rd-ranked Tennessee Volunteers to a 76-65 victory over No. 17 Kentucky on Saturday night at a sold out Thompson-Boling Arena.
 
The Vols (10-4, 1-2 SEC) shot 54 percent from the field in the second half while using a strong defensive effort to outscore the Wildcats (12-3, 2-1 SEC) in the final period, 47-28, and earn their first conference victory of the season. Grant Williams stepped up offensively down the stretch, scoring 16 of his 18 points in the second half on 7-for-9 shooting.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Admiral Schofield (5) brings the ball up court against the Kentucky Wildcats during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Admiral Schofield (5) brings the ball up court against the Kentucky Wildcats during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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#23 Tennessee Vols plays #17 Kentucky Wildcats at Thompson-Boling Area, Saturday

 

#23 Tennessee vs. #17 Kentucky

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 | 8:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The 23rd-ranked Tennessee Volunteers look to gain momentum with a win over No. 17 Kentucky at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday night after a slow start to conference play. The game—already announced as a sellout—will tip at 8:00pm CT and will be televised on the SEC Network and streamed online via WatchESPN

Tennessee (9-4, 0-2 SEC) is coming off back-to-back losses for the first time this season, most recently dropping a 94-84 contest to Auburn on Tuesday.
 
UT has several players who can provide a spark offensively on any given night, as Lamonte Turner (25) and Grant Williams (22) both eclipsed the 20-point margin against the Tigers earlier in the week.

Tennessee Men's Basketball take on Kentucky at Thompson-Boling Arena Saturday night. Tip off is at 8:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Vols fall to Auburn at home, 94-84

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Sophomore Lamonte Turner scored a career-high 25 points, but the No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers lost to Auburn, 94-84, Tuesday in UT’s SEC home opener at Thompson-Boling Arena. 

Turner scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half for Tennessee (9-4, 0-2 SEC) — including a perfect 13 of 13 from the free throw line — but Auburn made five 3-pointers in the final six minutes to pull away for the victory.

Auburn (13-1, 2-0) extended its winning streak to 11 games, recording its first win in Knoxville since 1998. 

Tennessee Volunteers forward Admiral Schofield (5) goes to the basket against Auburn Tigers forward Horace Spencer (0) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Admiral Schofield (5) goes to the basket against Auburn Tigers forward Horace Spencer (0) during the first half at Thompson-Boling Arena. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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#7 Tennessee Lady Vols takes down Kentucky Wildcats 63-49 in Lexington

 

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UT Lady VolsLexington, KY – No. 7/7 Tennessee improved to 13-0 overall and 1-0 in the SEC on Sunday, defeating Kentucky (8-7, 0-1 SEC) 63-49 in front of a crowd of 8,921 at Rupp Arena. 

The victory was UT’s first in the venue in three tries. The Big Orange women lost to the Wildcats during the 2005-06 season and fell to USC here in the 1986 NCAA Final Four semifinals. The triumph was only the third in Tennessee’s last seven trips to the Bluegrass.

The Lady Vols, who improved to 55-11 in the all-time series, were led in scoring by freshman Evina Westbrook who notched 17 points, tying her career high. Senior Jaime Nared recorded her sixth double-double of the season, contributing 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.

Tennessee Women's Basketball gets 63-49 win at Kentucky to improve to 13-0 on the season. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball gets 63-49 win at Kentucky to improve to 13-0 on the season. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#7 Tennessee Lady Vols head to Kentucky to take on the Wildcats

 

#7 Tennessee at Kentucky

Sunday, December 31st, 2017 | 11:02am CT
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsLexington, KY – No. 7/7 Tennessee (12-0) opens SEC play on the road, facing Kentucky (8-6) at Rupp Arena in Lexington on Sunday. Tip-off is slated for 11:02am CT.

This will mark UT’s third straight road affair, with the Big Orange winning at Long Beach State (90-61) and at #18/24 Stanford (83-71) on December 17th and 21st, respectively.

The Lady Vols will be aiming to go 13-0 for only the fifth occasion in school history and for the first time during the Holly Warlick era.

Tennessee Women's Basketball travel to Kentucky Sunday to take on the Wildcats at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Tip off is at 11:02am CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball travel to Kentucky Sunday to take on the Wildcats at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Tip off is at 11:02am CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#7 Tennessee Lady Vols travel to #18/24 Stanford Thursday

 

#7 Tennessee at #18/24 Standford

Thursday, December 21st, 2017 | 8:00pm CT
Stanford, CA | Maples Pavilion

UT Lady VolsStanford, CA – No. 7/7 Tennessee (11-0) is in the midst of an eight-day West Coast trip, concluding it on Thursday evening vs. No. 18/24 Stanford (6-5) at Maples Pavilion. Tip time is 6:00pm PT (8:00pm CT).  

UT will be looking to snap a five-game venue losing streak at Maples, last winning on Stanford’s home court on December 4th, 2005. The Lady Vols will be aiming to go 12-0 for only the fifth occasion in school history and for the first time during the Holly Warlick era.

The last time Tennessee began a season 12-0, the Lady Vols extended the streak to 18 games before finally falling during the 2005-06 season en route to a 31-5 overall record. Incidentally, that was the last time UT beat the Cardinal in Maples.

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes on Stanford Thursday at the Maples Pavilion. Tip off is at 8:00pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Basketball’s Dayton Gumm and Averyl Ugba earn weekly OVC Awards

 

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APSU Men's BasketballBrentwood, TN – A pair of Austin Peay State University men’s basketball players took home adidas® Ohio Valley Conference weekly honors, with senior Averyl Ugba earning Newcomer of the Week and freshman Dayton Gumm taking Freshman of the Week honors.

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