Topic: UT Basketball
SEC Tournament Second Round
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee men’s basketball team opens its journey through the 2020 SEC Tournament with a second-round matchup against Alabama on Tuesday afternoon. Tipoff from Bridgestone Arena is set for 12:00pm CT on SEC Network.
Thursday’s game can be seen on SEC Network, online through WatchESPN and on any mobile device through the ESPN App. Fans can access WatchESPN at espn.com/watch. Mike Morgan, Jimmy Dykes and Marty Smith will have the call.
Greenville, SC – Tennessee Lady Vols basketball freshman Jordan Horston poured in a career-high 24 points, but it wasn’t enough to fend off a hot-handed #16/18 Kentucky team that shot 51 percent from the floor to seize an 86-65 victory in a No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed match-up in the SEC Tournament Third Round on Friday night.
Tennessee (17-13 | 9-8 SEC) vs. Auburn (24-6 | 11-6 SEC)
Saturday, March 7th, 2020 | 11:01am CT
Knoxville, TN – The Tennessee men’s basketball team returns home to Thompson-Boling Arena for its regular-season finale in a Saturday afternoon contest with SEC rival Auburn. Tipoff from Knoxville is set for 11:00am CT on ESPN2.
Saturday’s game can be seen on ESPN2, online through WatchESPN and on any mobile device through the ESPN App. Fans can access WatchESPN at espn.com/watch. Mike Morgan and Jimmy Dykes will have the call.
Tennessee (21-9 | 10-6 SEC) vs. Kentucky (21-7 | 10-6 SEC)
Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 7:30pm CT
Greenville, SC – #RV/NR Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team (21-9, 10-6 SEC), the No. 6 seed, will meet No. 3 seed and #16/18 Kentucky (21-7, 10-6 SEC) on Friday at approximately 7:15pm CT in the third round of the 2020 SEC Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
The Lady Vols advanced to the third round by coming from 13 down to defeat No. 11 seed Missouri, 64-51, on Thursday night. UT now has won four straight games. The Lady Vols have come from behind 14 times in the 22 games they’ve trailed this season, and the 13-point deficit was the biggest they’ve erased to win this year and biggest since flipping the script on a 20-point, third-quarter hole vs. Stetson last year.
Greenville, SC – The No. 6 seed Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team overcame a 13-point second-quarter deficit and ended up winning by 13, in a 64-51 victory over 11th-seeded Missouri in the second round of the SEC Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Thursday night.
Greenville, SC – #RV/NR Tennessee (20-9, 10-6 SEC) will open play on Thursday at approximately 7:30pm CT in the second round of the 2020 SEC Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
The Lady Vols, who tied for third in the league standings, were assigned the No. 6 seed based on the SEC’s tie-breaker policy. They will meet the winner of Wednesday afternoon’s first-round contest between No. 11 seed Missouri (8-21, 5-11 SEC) and No. 14 Ole Miss (7-22, 0-16 SEC).
Tennessee defeated Missouri 77-66 in Knoxville to open the SEC slate back on January 2nd and owns road (84-28) and home (77-66) wins over Ole Miss this season.
Lexington, KY – A career-high 27 points from junior John Fulkerson, a massive 29-9 second-half run and a dominant defensive effort in the final 20 minutes propelled Tennessee to an 81-73 comeback victory over sixth-ranked Kentucky on Tuesday at Rupp Arena.
The win was Tennessee’s second in its last three trips to Lexington and made Rick Barnes the first Tennessee coach ever to win multiple games at Rupp Arena.
“Our guys were confident,” Barnes said. “Even when we were down, and I would walk into the timeout, they were talking to each other about ‘Hey we just can’t keep making those turnovers and mistakes that we’re making.'”
Tennessee (16-13 | 8-8 SEC) at Kentucky (24-5 | 14-2 SEC)
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 | 8:05pm CT
Lexington, KY – The Tennessee Vols basketball team hits the road for a Tuesday night contest against sixth-ranked Kentucky inside Rupp Arena. Tipoff between the Vols and the Wildcats is set for 8:00pm CT on ESPN.
Tuesday’s game can be seen on ESPN, online through WatchESPN, which can be accessed at espn.com/watch and on any mobile device through the ESPN App. Karl Ravech and Jimmy Dykes will have the call.
Fans can also listen in on their local Vol Network affiliate to hear Bob Kesling and Bert Bertlekamp describing the action.
Auburn, AL – Tennessee Lady Vols basketball junior Rennia Davis tallied a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds, and freshman Jordan Horston hit a runner in the lane with 0.6 seconds left on the clock to lift the Lady Vols to a crucial 56-55 win at Auburn to close out the regular season on Sunday afternoon.
The victory improved the Lady Vols’ record to 20-9 overall and 10-6 in the SEC, earning them a four-way tie for third place in the SEC regular season with Texas A&M, Kentucky and Arkansas.
Based on the tie-breaking format, UT earns the No. 6 seed for next week’s SEC Tournament and will play at 7:30pm CT on Thursday at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC.
Knoxville, TN – A game-high 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting from John Fulkerson led the way as Tennessee defeated Florida for the fourth consecutive time. The win also marks the Vols’ 50th regular-season SEC victory under fifth-year head coach Rick Barnes.
Vols freshman Josiah-Jordan James stuffed the stat sheet, recording 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists in 40 minutes.
The Vols began the contest red hot from the floor, connecting on eight of 14 field goals and forcing the Gators into six turnovers by the 8:00 media timeout.
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