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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 Vols Basketball plays Florida at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

Tennessee (16-7 | 9-7 SEC) vs. Florida (13-7 | 9-6 SEC)

Saturday, March 7th, 2021 | 11:01am CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: ESPNU

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee basketball team returns from a week-long hiatus to take on Florida at home in its regular-season final on Sunday afternoon. Tipoff from Thompson-Boling Arena is slated for 11:00am CT on ESPNU. 

Fans can see Sunday’s game on ESPNU and online or on any mobile device through WatchESPN on the ESPN App. WatchESPN can be accessed online at espn.com/watch. Tom Hart and Jimmy Dykes will have the call.

Fans can also listen live on their local Vol Network affiliate to hear Bob Kesling and Bert Bertlekamp describing the action.

Tennessee Men's Basketball finishes regular season at home against Florida. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball finishes the regular season at home against Florida. (UT Athletics)

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#20/#21 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball rolls over Auburn, 88-54

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The No. 20/21 Tennessee women’s basketball closed out the regular season with a dominant win over Auburn on Sunday, racing to an 88-54 victory in Thompson-Boling Arena on Senior Day.
 
With the triumph, Tennessee (15-6, 9-4 SEC) finished third in league play and locked up the No. 3 seed for next week’s SEC Tournament. It is UT’s highest seeding at the tourney since 2015, when the Big Orange carried a No. 2 tag into the event.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Kasiyahna Kushkituah had 19 points and eight rebounds in victory over Auburn, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Kasiyahna Kushkituah had 19 points and eight rebounds in victory over Auburn, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols Basketball stumbles at Auburn, 77-72

 

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsAuburn, AL – Tennessee lost the battle on the boards Saturday, as the 25th-ranked Volunteers suffered a 77-72 setback at Auburn Arena.

Tennessee (16-7, 9-7 SEC) was out-rebounded by Auburn (12-13, 6-10 SEC) 38-31 overall and gave up 16 offensive boards to the Tigers.

Freshman Keon Johnson led UT in scoring with 23 points on a 9-of-17 mark from the field.

Classmate Jaden Springer added 20 points, six assists, five rebounds, two steals and a block. His performance marked his second consecutive 20-point effort and his sixth of the season.

Tennessee Men's Basketball freshman guard Keon Johnson scored 23 points against Auburn Saturday night. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball freshman guard Keon Johnson scored 23 points against Auburn Saturday night. (UT Athletics)

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#20/#21 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball takes on Auburn at Thompson-Boling Arena, Sunday

 

#20/#21 Tennessee (14-6 | 8-4 SEC) va. Auburn (5-17 | 0-14 SEC)

Sunday, February 28th, 2021 | 1:02pm CT/2:02pm ET
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 20/21 Tennessee women’s basketball team (14-6, 8-4 SEC) and Auburn (5-17, 0-14 SEC) will meet at 1:02pm CT on Sunday in the regular season finale for both teams at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The match-up will be UT’s last home game of the year as well as Senior Day for Lady Vols Rennia Davis, Kasiyahna Kushkituah and Jaiden McCoy. The Tennessee trio will be honored prior to the game.

Also being recognized during the contest will be graduate managers Caleb Currier and Josh Theis, manager Elizabeth Wong, student athletic trainer Olivia Nicholas and practice player Hunter Huff.

Tennessee Women's Basketball will hold Senior Day for Lady Vols (L to R) Kasiyahna Kushkituah. Head Coach Kellie Harper, Rennia Davis, and Jaiden McCoy, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball will hold Senior Day for Lady Vols (L to R) Kasiyahna Kushkituah. Head Coach Kellie Harper, Rennia Davis, and Jaiden McCoy, Sunday. (UT Athletics)

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#20/#21 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball is at Missouri, Thursday

 

#20/#21 Tennessee (13-6 | 7-4 SEC) at Missouri (8-9 | 4-8 SEC)

Thursday, February 25th, 2021 | 7:02pm CT/8:02pm ET
Columbia, MO | Mizzou Arena

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 20/21 Tennessee (13-6, 7-4 SEC) embarks on the final road trip and last week of the 2020-21 regular season, traveling to Columbia for a Thursday evening battle with Missouri (8-9/4-8 SEC). The Lady Vols and Tigers will tip it off at 7:02pm CT (8:02pm ET) at Mizzou Arena.

After facing ranked teams in its last four games, UT will play against a pair of unranked Tiger teams at MU on Thursday and vs. Auburn on Sunday to wrap things up prior to the SEC Tournament.

UT is holding down fourth place in the SEC standings and is trying to seize one of the double byes for the league tourney after being predicted to finish sixth in the preseason coaches and media polls. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball takes to the road to face Missouri at Mizzou Arena, Thursday. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball takes to the road to face Missouri at Mizzou Arena, Thursday. (UT Athletics)

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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 Women’s Basketball upsets #2/3 South Carolina, 75-67

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – Senior Rennia Davis turned in 24 second-half points, as No. 21/21 Tennessee women’s basketball team erased a 12-point halftime deficit to upset No. 2/3 South Carolina in Thompson-Boling Arena, 75-67.
 
The win snapped a 31-game SEC win streak for the Gamecocks and marked UT’s first victory over a top-five team since taking an 82-75 win over No. 2/4 Texas, 82-75, in Knoxville on December 10th, 2017.
 
Davis added 12 rebounds to record the 36th double-double of her career. Junior Rae Burrell was also in double figures for Tennessee (13-5, 7-3 SEC) with 19 points, and sophomore Jordan Horston pitched in 12 points and five assists with no turnovers on the night.  

Tennessee Women's Basketball sophomore Rae Burrell had 19 points in win over South Carolina at Thompson-Boling Arena. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball sophomore Rae Burrell had 19 points in win over South Carolina at Thompson-Boling Arena. (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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Tennessee Vols Basketball takes on South Carolina at Thompson-Boling Arena, Wednesday

 

#19/#20 Tennessee (14-5 | 7-5 SEC) vs. South Carolina (5-9 | 3-7 SEC)

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 | 8:00pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: SEC Network

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Following a slight schedule adjustment, the 19th-ranked Tennessee men’s basketball team will return to action with a Wednesday night home contest with South Carolina. Tipoff from Thompson-Boling Arena is slated for 8:00pm CT on SEC Network.

Fans can catch Wednesday’s game on SEC Network and online or on any mobile device through WatchESPN. WatchESPN can be accessed through the ESPN App, or online at espn.com/watch. Tom Hart and John Sundvoid will have the call.

Tennessee Men's Basketball hosts South Carolina Wednesday night at 8:00pm CT. (UT Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball hosts South Carolina Wednesday night at 8:00pm CT. (UT Athletics)

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