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Tennessee Basketball’s Grant Williams Decides to Stay in Draft

Tennessee Basketball’s Grant Williams Decides to Stay in Draft

University of Tennessee forward Grant Williams announced Friday his decision to forgo his senior season, and stay in the NBA Draft. Coming off a stellar Volunteer Basketball Season, Williams played a major part for 2018-2019. The 6’7 junior averaged 18.8 points per game, 7.2 rebounds, and a field goal rate of 56.5%. Williams announced in […]

Tennessee Athletics Announces Summer of Smokey

Tennessee Athletics Announces Summer of Smokey

Tennessee Athletics’ annual summer outreach tour takes on a different, more expansive look and feel this year, with the aim of blanketing the entire Volunteer State during the “Summer of Smokey.” Whereas in previous years the Big Orange Caravan made handful of stops in various cities around the state and Southeast region, the Summer of […]

Barnes Claims Another Coach of the Year Award

Barnes Claims Another Coach of the Year Award

During its annual Naismith Awards Brunch at the Final Four Sunday in Minneapolis, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced that Tennessee’s Rick Barnes is the winner of the 2019 Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s Coach of the Year Award. Barnes was the runner-up for the award last season. He becomes the first Tennessee men’s coach to win the award, […]

Williams Named Unanimous Consensus First-Team All-American

Williams Named Unanimous Consensus First-Team All-American

After being tabbed a first-team All-American by the Associated Press (AP) on Tuesday, Tennessee’s Grant Williams earned unanimous consensus first-team All-American status from the NCAA. “It’s honestly incredible,” Williams said. “I never dreamed of earning this. I am thankful for everyone who has helped me reach this point. I want to thank my teammates, my coaches and […]

Vols’ Impressive Season Comes to a Close in Sweet Sixteen, Fall 99-94 in Overtime to Purdue

Vols’ Impressive Season Comes to a Close in Sweet Sixteen, Fall 99-94 in Overtime to Purdue

Tennessee’s impressive season came to an end Thursday night, as the Vols fell in the Sweet Sixteen to Purdue in overtime, 99-94, at the KFC Yum! Center. After facing an 18-point deficit at the 16:19 mark and with all the momentum in Purdue’s favor, the Vols stormed back with a 19-2 run to take their […]

Tennessee Announces Change in Women’s Basketball Leadership

Tennessee Announces Change in Women’s Basketball Leadership

Tennessee Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer announced Wednesday that Lady Vols basketball coach Holly Warlick has been relieved of her duties. “Holly and I met this afternoon, and I informed her of the decision to change leadership within the program,” Fulmer said. “Holly has dedicated most of her adult life to the University of Tennessee and the Lady Vols […]

Barnes Wins Henry IBA National Coach of the Year

Barnes Wins Henry IBA National Coach of the Year

After leading the Volunteers to one of their best seasons in program history, Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes was selected as the winner of the 2019 Henry Iba Award as National Coach of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association on Monday. With a Hall of Fame-worthy résumé already, Barnes checked off another impressive accomplishment […]

Vols Advance to Sweet Sixteen, Defeat Iowa in Overtime, 83-77

Vols Advance to Sweet Sixteen, Defeat Iowa in Overtime, 83-77

For the sixth time since 2000, the Tennessee Volunteers are heading to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament, following an 83-77 victory in overtime against Iowa at Nationwide Arena on Sunday. It’s the first time since 2014 that Tennessee has reached the Sweet Sixteen, and head coach Rick Barnes is just the 12th head coach to […]

Lady Vols Earn 38th Straight NCAA Bid

Lady Vols Earn 38th Straight NCAA Bid

The only program to appear in every NCAA Tournament, the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team learned it had been awarded its 38th consecutive postseason bid Monday when the bracket was revealed at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The Lady Vols (19-12) are seeded No. 11 in the Albany Region. UT will face No. 6 […]

Vols Earn Number 2 Seed in NCAA Tournament, Will Face Colgate

Vols Earn Number 2 Seed in NCAA Tournament, Will Face Colgate

Hours after playing in the SEC Tournament Championship game, Tennessee learned its NCAA Tournament draw Sunday. The Volunteers (29-5) earned a program-best No. 2 seed for the third time ever (also in 2006 and 2008) and will travel to Columbus, Ohio. Tennessee’s first-round opponent in South Region action is 15th-seed Colgate on Friday. Two days […]

No. 5 Vols Cruise by Mississippi State on Senior Night, 71-54

No. 5 Vols Cruise by Mississippi State on Senior Night, 71-54

No. 5 Tennessee used a fast second-half start to power past Mississippi State on Senior Night at Thompson-Boling Arena, 71-54. Heading into its final game of the regular season Saturday at Auburn, Tennessee remains in a tie atop the Southeastern Conference standings. Leading by six points at halftime, Tennessee (27-3, 15-2 SEC) used a 17-4 […]

No. 7 Vols Run Past No. 4 Kentucky, 71-52

No. 7 Vols Run Past No. 4 Kentucky, 71-52

In front of the sellout Thompson-Boling Arena crowd, No. 7 Tennessee powered past No. 4 Kentucky, 71-52, to move into a two-way tie for first place in the SEC. It was the largest loss for the Wildcats in conference play since Feb. 4, 2017, when they lost by 22 points to Florida. Backed by a […]

Lady Vols Drop Game To Vandy, 76-69

Lady Vols Drop Game To Vandy, 76-69

Redshirt senior Cheridene Green posted a career-high 20 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a Vanderbilt team that shot 53.8 percent from the floor, handing Tennessee a 76-69 loss at home on Thursday night.  Green’s previous best scoring performance also came against Vanderbilt, on Jan. 17, 2018, when she tallied 17 points. In addition to Green, sophomore Rennia […]

Williams Sinks Last-Second Shot to Lift Vols to 73-71 Win at Ole Miss

Williams Sinks Last-Second Shot to Lift Vols to 73-71 Win at Ole Miss

A runner with three seconds left by National Player of the Year candidate Grant Williams lifted No. 7 Tennessee to a 73-71 victory over Ole Miss at The Pavilion. Ole Miss had an opportunity to respond, but fellow honors candidate Admiral Schofield stepped up and took a charge to give Tennessee possession with one second left. The Vols (25-3, […]

No. 5 Tennessee Swarms Vanderbilt in 58-46 Win

No. 5 Tennessee Swarms Vanderbilt in 58-46 Win

 No. 5 Tennessee extended its winning streak in Thompson-Boling Arena to 24 games Tuesday night, defeating the Vanderbilt Commodores, 58-46. The Vols (24-2, 12-1 SEC) held the Commodores to their lowest scoring output of the season, limiting them to just 32 percent shooting from the field. Clevon Brown was the only Vanderbilt (9-17, 0-13 SEC) […]

Lady Vols Earn Gritty Win Over Mizzou, 62-60

Lady Vols Earn Gritty Win Over Mizzou, 62-60

Tennessee earned a hard-fought victory over RV/RV Missouri on Sunday, coming from four points down in the final stanza to claim a 62-60 triumph in front of a crowd of 8,559 in Mizzou Arena. Sophomore point guard Evina Westbrook led UT (17-8, 6-6 SEC) with 18 points and six assists, while sophomore forward Rennia Davis logged her 17th career double-double with […]

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