No. 3 Vols beat Tennessee Tech 96-53 for 7th straight win
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grant Williams scored 25 points and went 10 of 11 from the floor to lead a strong shooting performance for No. 3 Tennessee in a 96-53 blowout of Tennessee Tech on Saturday.
Tennessee shot a season-high 63.8 percent (37 of 58), aided by 12 dunks. The Volunteers were shooting above 70 percent for much of the game before missing seven of their last eight attempts.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will have at least three players unavailable for its exhibition games in Europe as they recover from injuries.
Guard Jalen Johnson underwent surgery Tuesday for a stress fracture in his left shin. Forward John Fulkerson is recovering from a torn labrum. Guard Jordan Bowden had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last week.
Vols’ Fulkerson out at least 6 weeks with dislocated elbow
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee forward John Fulkerson has a dislocated right elbow that will keep him from playing for at least six weeks.
Fulkerson hurt his elbow Thursday in a 92-77 victory over Lipscomb. Tennessee coach Rick Barnes announced the severity of the 6-foot-7 freshman's injury Saturday.
Tennessee Preview Capsule
Last season: 15-19, 6-12 SEC
Coach: Rick Barnes
Who's gone: G Kevin Punter Jr., F Armani Moore, F Derek Reese, G Devon Baulkman
Who's back: G Robert Hubbs averaged 10.6 points per game and made 16 starts last season. F Admiral Schofield started 22 games last season and averaged 7.6 points and 4 rebounds. G Detrick Mostella had 8.4 points per game last season. G Shembari Phillips and F Kyle Alexander each made 11 starts last season.