Tennessee last won 11 straight in the 2007-08 season. The Vols (15-1, 4-0 SEC) are off to their fastest start since that 2007-08 campaign, when they won 16 of their first 17.
“Do I like that? When I was a kid, I probably would have, but I’m not a kid anymore. As a coach, I’m older now. I just want to play the game. I want our guys to learn from it.”
Caliya Robinson had 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and two of her six blocks in a critical last-minute possession for Georgia, and the Bulldogs held off No. 13 Tennessee 66-62 on Sunday.
Grant Williams scored 20 points and found Admiral Schofield for a clinching 3 with 41.3 seconds left to help No. 3 Tennessee beat Florida 78-67 on Saturday for the team’s 10th straight win.
Kyle Alexander had his second straight double-double in SEC play and No. 3 Tennessee routed Missouri 87-63 on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri beat No. 10 Tennessee 66-64 on Sunday for its fifth consecutive victory and the women’s program’s first ever at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Jordan Bowden scored 20 points off the bench and No. 3 Tennessee opened SEC competition by trouncing Georgia 96-50 on Saturday for its eighth consecutive overall win and 17th straight at home.
The rivalry between Tennessee’s top men’s basketball programs is back on, and the Vols have the upper hand for now after Admiral Schofield scored 29 points in Saturday’s 102-92 win.
Tennessee's biggest win in four seasons under coach Rick Barnes earned the Vols their highest ranking in The Associated Press men's basketball poll since 2007-08.
Tennessee has gone 153-54 with three regional final appearances in Holly Warlick’s six seasons, though the Lady Vols have lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament the past two years.
The Southeastern Conference’s push to improve in men’s basketball paid off in record fashion Sunday.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 29 points to lead Kentucky to its fourth straight Southeastern Conference tournament championship with a 77-72 win over No. 13 Tennessee on Sunday.
Jordan Bone scored 19 points to help spark a hot-shooting first half for No. 13 Tennessee in an 84-66 win over Arkansas in Saturday’s SEC semifinals.
Tennessee held on late Friday to defeat Mississippi State 62-59 and advance to the SEC tournament semifinals. The No. 13 Vols will play Arkansas today at 3:30 p.m.
“Not bad for a team picked 13th,” Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said after the Vols beat Georgia 66-61 to win a share of the Southeastern Conference regular-season title.