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Tennessee Vols Basketball runs past Florida at Thompson-Boling Arena Saturday, 65-54

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – A balanced offensive effort and a momentum-shifting, second-half run propelled the Tennessee men’s basketball team past Florida, 65-54, on Senior Day inside Thompson-Boling Arena. 

The win secured the No. 4 seed and a first-round bye for the Volunteers at next week’s SEC Tournament.

The Vols (17-7, 10-7 SEC) punished the Gators (13-8, 9-7 SEC) on the boards, out-rebounding Florida 38-29 overall and 18-9 on the offensive glass.

Tennessee Men's Basketball junior John Fulkerson had 14 points and 7 rebounds in Volunteers victory over Florida. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball junior John Fulkerson had 14 points and 7 rebounds in the Volunteers victory over Florida. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball to face Arkansas or Ole Miss at SEC Tournament, Friday

 

#14/#16 Tennessee vs. #13/#13 Arkansas or Ole Miss

Friday, March 5th, 2021 | 7:15pm CT
Greenville, SC | Bon Secours Wellness Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 14/16 Tennessee women’s basketball (15-6, 9-4 SEC), which earned the No. 3 seed by virtue of its third-place regular-season finish, will open play on Friday night at the SEC Tournament in Greenville, SC.

The Lady Vols will face the winner of Thursday’s game between sixth-seeded #13/13 Arkansas (19-7, 9-6 SEC) and No. 11 seed Ole Miss (10-10, 4-10 SEC) at approximately 7:15pm CT on Friday at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

In head-to-head match-ups this season, UT defeated (then) No. 13/13 Arkansas, 88-73, on January 7th in Knoxville and erased a 13-point deficit to beat Ole Miss in Knoxville, 68-67, on January 28th.

Tennessee Women's Basketball will play the winner between Arkansas and Ole Miss on Friday at the SEC Tournament. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball will play the winner between Arkansas and Ole Miss on Friday at the SEC Tournament. (UT Athletics)

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Austin Peay State University Women’s Tennis takes down Carson-Newman, 5-2

 

APSU Women's TennisKnoxville, TN – After nearly a month off it didn’t take Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s tennis long to shake off the rust, the Governors swept the three doubles matches and then picked up wins in four of six singles tilts to beat Carson-Newman, 5-2, Saturday at the Knoxville Racquet Club.

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Tennessee Vols Basketball loses 70-55 to Kentucky at Thompson-Boling Arena

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The No. 19 Tennessee men’s basketball team fell to Kentucky, 70-55, in a tough afternoon affair Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee (15-6, 8-6 SEC) was plagued by a difficult day of shooting from the field, knocking down just 18 of its 56 attempts, while Kentucky (8-13, 7-7 SEC) connected on 50 percent (7-14) of its attempts from 3-point range.

Vols guard Victor Bailey Jr. led the Vols in scoring—for the second consecutive game and for the seventh time this season—with 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting. He was 4-of-8 from the 3-point range.

Tennessee Men's Basketball freshman Keon Johnson had 15 points in loss to Kentucky Saturday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball freshman Keon Johnson had 15 points in loss to Kentucky Saturday. (UT Athletics)

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#21/21 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball visits #22/23 Georgia, Sunday

 

Tennessee (13-5 | 7-3 SEC) at Georgia (16-4 | 8-4 SEC)

Sunday, February 21st, 2021 | 1:02pm CT
Athens, GA | Stegeman Coliseum

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 21/21 Tennessee women’s basketball team (13-5, 7-3 SEC) is back in action on Sunday, traveling to Athens to take on No. 22/23 Georgia (16-4/8-4 SEC) in a 1:02pm CT matinee at Stegeman Coliseum.

It will mark the second meeting this season between the squads, with the Bulldogs erasing a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to walk away with a 67-66 decision in Knoxville back on January 14th.

The Lady Vols sit in third place in the SEC standings, followed by Georgia and Kentucky in fourth at 8-4, so postseason tournament top-four seedings are up for grabs on Sunday. UK, the other team in that equation, is at South Carolina. UT (7-3) is one of only three SEC teams with three losses or fewer in conference play (along with first-place South Carolina [12-1] and second-place Texas A&M [10-1]). 

Tennessee Women's Basketball heads to Athens to take on Georgia, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball heads to Athens to take on Georgia, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

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#21/#21 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball hosts #2/3 South Carolina

 

#21/#21 Tennessee (12-5 | 6-3 SEC) vs. #2/#3 South Carolina (17-2 | 12-0 SEC)

Thursday, February 18th, 2021 | 6:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 21/21 Tennessee (12-5, 6-3 SEC) is happily back at home on Thursday following an adventure-filled road trip to Texas. The UT Lady Vols will play host to No. 2/3 South Carolina (17-2/12-0) at 6:02pm CT in Thompson-Boling Arena.

Thursday’s contest is the annual Live Pink, Bleed Orange game, which brings attention to the fight against breast cancer and provides recognition to the fighters and survivors of the disease.

UT is in the midst of a rigorous stretch of facing four ranked opponents in a span of 11 days, including three on the road. The Lady Vols played at No. 20/18 Kentucky on Thursday, drove home on icy roads, and played at No. 6/5 Texas A&M on Sunday.

Tennessee Women's Basketball faces South Carolina Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball faces South Carolina Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices goes up Four Cents

 

AAANashville, TN – Tennessee gas prices rose four cents, on average, over last week, marking the fourth straight week of increases at the pump. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $2.23 which is 19 cents more than one month ago and a penny less than one year ago. 

Tennessee drivers found the lowest gas prices for the month of January since 2019.

January was the most expensive month at the pump since February 2020. (AAA)

January was the most expensive month at the pump since February 2020. (AAA)

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Tennessee Women’s Basketball stops Team Activities due to Positive COVID-19 Test

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee women’s basketball program has paused team activities following one positive COVID-19 Coroanvirus test result and subsequent contact tracing among its Tier 1 personnel, which consists of coaches, student-athletes, team managers, and support staff.

The UT Lady Vol basketball program is following SEC, local, and university public health guidelines to prioritize the health and safety of all student-athletes and staff as well as the campus and local community.

Tennessee Lady Vols Hoops Pauses Team Activities. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Lady Vols Hoops Pauses Team Activities. (UT Athletics)

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#20/#22 Tennessee Women’s Basketball throttle Florida, 79-65

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Sophomore Tamari Key turned in a triple-double to lead No. 20/22 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team to a 79-65 win over Florida in Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday.
 
Key totaled 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 blocks, setting career highs in both points and blocks. It marks just the fourth triple-double in Lady Vol history and the first since Jordan Reynolds notched one against UNCW on December 29th, 2016. Junior Rae Burrell also eclipsed the 20-point scoring mark for Tennessee (12-3, 6-1 SEC) with 21, while senior Rennia Davis finished with 14.

Tennessee Women's Basketball sophomore Tamari Key scored 23 points, had 10 rebounds, and blocked 10 shots in Lady Vols win over Florida Gators, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball sophomore Tamari Key scored 23 points, had 10 rebounds, and blocked 10 shots in Lady Vols win over Florida Gators, Saturday. (UT Athletics)

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#18 Tennessee Men’s Basketball scorches #15 Kansas, 80-61

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – A 53 percent shooting performance and a dominant rebounding effort pushed the 18th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers basketball team past No. 15 Kansas, 80-61, on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena. The victory clinched this year’s SEC/Big 12 Challenge for the SEC, 5-4.

The Volunteers (12-3) ripped down 38 rebounds, out-rebounding the Jayhawks by 15 and holding Kansas (11-6) to zero second-chance points.

Tennessee was also lights out from both 3-point range (8 of 13) and the foul line (16 of 17).

Tennessee Men's Basketball freshman Jaden Springer had 13 points and four rebounds in win over Kansas Saturday night. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball freshman Jaden Springer had 13 points and four rebounds in win over Kansas Saturday night. (UT Athletics)

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