Even the newcomers on Memphis’ freshman-laden basketball roster who didn’t play in a loss to Tennessee last year understood the importance of avenging that defeat.
John Fulkerson scored 15 points and Olivier Nkamhoua had a double-double as the 21st-ranked Volunteers trounced winless Florida A&M 72-43 on Wednesday night for their 31st straight home victory.
Lamonte Turner hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer from the right corner, giving 17th-ranked Tennessee a 72-69 win over No. 20 VCU in the Emerald Coast Classic third-place game on Saturday.
Tennessee’s 2019-20 nonconference men’s basketball schedule includes dates with Kansas, Memphis, Wisconsin, Cincinnati and Florida State among others.
Carsen Edwards scored 29 points as Purdue advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2000, needing overtime to beat Tennessee 99-94 Thursday night after blowing an 18-point lead.
Admiral Schofield is pulling his name out of the NBA draft and returning to Tennessee for his senior season.
Clayton Custer’s jumper got that friendly bounce with 3.6 seconds left, and 11th-seeded Loyola beat Tennessee 63-62 in an NCAA men’s South Region second-round game Saturday night.
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.
Tennessee stayed in the hunt for a Southeastern Conference title thanks to a stellar second-half performance on the road.
South Carolina coach Frank Martin couldn’t help but see the similarities between the team he faced Tuesday and the Final Four squad he coached last season.
Alabama raced off with a 78-50 victory over No. 15 Tennessee on Saturday night, emphatically ending the Vols’ winning streak at six.
“Probably obviously the best half of the year we’ve played. When the ball’s going in, it makes everything look good.”
In search of a spark, Tennessee looked to its bench, and reserves Lamonte Turner and James Daniel III were more than ready to give the Vols the boost they needed.