Duke freshmen Williamson, Barrett top All-America team

Sports 04/02/19, 11:02

The season did not end as Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett intended. The fabulous freshmen came to Duke to win a national championship and their bid came up short with a loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight.Williamson and Barrett still managed to make a bit of history.The Duke ...

Elite Eight-bound: Purdue holds off Tennessee 99-94 in OT

Sports 03/28/19, 21:23

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.The third-seeded Boilermakers (26-9) will play either top-seeded Virginia or No. 12 seed Oregon on Saturday ...

Tennessee blows big lead, rallies for 83-77 OT win over Iowa

Sports 03/24/19, 13:56

Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in NCAA Tournament history Sunday, letting a 25-point lead slip away before two-time SEC player of the year Grant Williams scored 6 points in overtime for an 83-77 victory over Iowa.The Volunteers (31-5) made it back to the Sweet 16 for the first ...

Tennessee seeking consistency after up-and-down weekend

Basketball 03/18/19, 15:42

Tennessee heads into the NCAA Tournament seeking to regain the consistency that lately has been missing.If the sixth-ranked Volunteers have any chance at earning their first Final Four berth in school history, it needs to happen quickly."March is a different vibe," Tennessee forward and Southeastern Conference player of the year ...

Tennessee’s Grant Williams named SEC player of year

Sports 03/12/19, 11:58

Tennessee forward Grant Williams is the Associated Press' Southeastern Conference player of the year and Mississippi's Kermit Davis is coach of the year.Williams earned unanimous first-team all-SEC honors for a second straight season. The 14-member media panel also voted Arkansas' Daniel Gafford, Kentucky's PJ Washington, LSU's Tremont Waters and Mississippi ...

Coaches pick Tennessee’s Williams SEC player of the year

Sports 03/12/19, 11:25

Southeastern Conference coaches have selected Tennessee forward Grant Williams as the league's player of the year for a second straight season.He's the first person to win the honor in consecutive seasons since Arkansas' Corliss Williamson in 1994-95. Williams also is the Associated Press' SEC player of the year.SEC coaches named ...

Auburn upends No. 5 Tennessee 84-80 in regular-season finale

Sports 03/09/19, 14:48

Jared Harper made four straight free throws over the final 31 seconds to help Auburn clinch an 84-80 victory over No. 5 Tennessee on Saturday in the regular-season finale.The Tigers (22-9, 11-7 Southeastern Conference) collected their fourth straight win and biggest of the season in a packed Auburn Arena.The Volunteers ...

Kentucky’s Calipari doesn’t expect Travis to play Saturday

Basketball 03/01/19, 15:00

Kentucky coach John Calipari won't rule out the possibility injured forward Reid Travis could play Saturday at Tennessee but concedes the scenario is unlikely.Travis sprained his right knee in a victory over Missouri on Feb. 19 and hasn't played since. The Stanford graduate transfer's defense on Southeastern Conference scoring leader ...

Williams’ bucket lifts No. 7 Tennessee over Ole Miss 73-71

Sports 02/27/19, 21:32

Grant Williams scored 21 points, including the go-ahead basket with four seconds left, to lift No. 7 Tennessee over Mississippi 73-71 on Wednesday night.Tennessee (25-3, 13-2 Southeastern Conference) bounced back from a tough loss to LSU on Saturday with a hard-fought victory over the Rebels. The Volunteers remain in a ...

Smart leads No. 13 LSU past No. 5 Tennessee in OT, 80-82

Sports 02/23/19, 15:32

Javonte Smart capped a career-best 29-point performance with a crucial rebound and go-ahead free throws in the final seconds, and No. 13 LSU outlasted fifth-ranked Tennessee 82-80 in overtime on Saturday. Smart, a freshman who grew up near Baton Rouge, began to take over the game with about six minutes left ...

No. 1 Tennessee beats Florida 73-61 for 18th straight win

Sports 02/09/19, 18:17

Grant Williams scored 16 points as No. 1 Tennessee defeated Florida 73-61 on Saturday to complete a season sweep of the Gators and extend its school-record winning streak to 18 games.Tennessee (22-1, 10-0 SEC) owns the longest active winning streak of any Division I team. This also marks the biggest ...

No. 1 Tennessee beats Missouri 72-60 for 17th straight win

Sports 02/05/19, 23:13

Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams scored 13 points each as No. 1 Tennessee defeated Missouri 72-60 on Tuesday night to extend its school-record winning streak to 17 games.Tennessee (21-1, 9-0 SEC) has the longest active winning streak of any Division I team. This latest victory also enabled Rick Barnes to ...

No. 1 Tennessee gets 16th straight win, 93-76 against A&M

Sports 02/02/19, 22:08

Grant Williams scored 22 points and No. 1 Tennessee set a school record with its 16th straight win, beating Texas A&M 93-76 on Saturday night.The Volunteers (20-1, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) surpassed the 15-game streak they had from February 1915 to January 1917 and are off to their best start in ...

Williams’ knack for drawing contact sparks No. 1 Tennessee

Sports 01/24/19, 16:01

Tennessee's Grant Williams finds ways to get to the free-throw line.And once he's there, Williams converts. It's part of what makes him the most impactful player on the top-ranked team in the country.Williams made all 23 of his free-throw attempts Wednesday in a 43-point performance to lead the Volunteers to ...

Top-ranked Tennessee rallies, beats Vanderbilt 88-83 in OT

Sports 01/23/19, 22:07

Grant Williams scored a career-high 41 points and finished off a three-point play with 31.6 seconds left in overtime to put top-ranked Tennessee ahead to stay, and the Volunteers avoided a repeat of their last trip to Memorial Gym freshly minted as the nation's No. 1 team by holding off ...

No. 3 Vols rally past Alabama, make case to lead Top 25

Sports 01/19/19, 16:35

Grant Williams scored 21 points, and No. 3 Tennessee rallied past Alabama 71-68 on Saturday for its 12th straight win and a chance to climb atop the AP Top 25.After No. 1 Duke lost to Syracuse on Monday and No. 2 Michigan fell at Wisconsin on Saturday, the Volunteers (16-1, ...

Williams scores 20, No. 3 Tennessee holds off Florida 78-67

Sports 01/12/19, 20:33

Grant Williams scored 20 points, Jordan Bowden added 17 off the bench and No. 3 Tennessee rallied to beat Florida 78-67 on Saturday for their 10th consecutive victory.Admiral Schofield, who sat out much of the second half with four fouls, provided the biggest bucket with a 3-pointer from the corner ...

No. 3 Tennessee establishes itself as favorite in SEC race

Basketball 01/11/19, 16:42

Tennessee has established itself as the early Southeastern Conference favorite just a week into the start of league competition.The third-ranked Volunteers (13-1, 2-0 SEC) have outscored their first two league opponents by a combined 70 points while showcasing the depth that has made them the SEC's highest-ranked team heading into ...

No. 3 Vols trounce Tennessee Tech 96-53 for 7th straight win

Sports 12/29/18, 16:49

Tennessee heads into Southeastern Conference competition riding a winning streak.Grant Williams scored 25 points and went 10 of 11 from the floor as the third-ranked Volunteers trounced Tennessee Tech 96-53 on Saturday for their seventh straight overall victory and 16th consecutive home win.It's the final nonconference tuneup for Tennessee (11-1) ...

No. 3 Vols trounce Wake Forest 83-64 for 6th straight win

Sports 12/22/18, 17:07

Grant Williams' knack for making baskets while drawing contact keeps paying dividends for Tennessee.Williams had 22 points and 10 rebounds as No. 3 Tennessee trounced Wake Forest 83-64 on Saturday for its sixth consecutive victory. The Southeastern Conference scoring leader converted a trio of three-point plays in the first 14½ ...

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