KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Volunteers have added forward E.J. Anosike as a graduate transfer, bringing an experienced player into their already highly ranked recruiting class....
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jordan Bowden’s steadiness at the foul line made sure Tennessee avoided a stunning collapse.
Bowden calmly sank two free throws with five seconds left to clinch a...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kentucky continued its recent surge by finally finding a way to beat Rick Barnes’ Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee wanted to show this year that it had built a program strong enough to withstand the loss of three draft picks and remain a Southeastern Conference...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Big 12 takes a break from conference play this weekend when its teams match up with members of the Southeastern Conference for the SEC-Big 12 Challenge. He's a look at...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes didn't know that the Volunteers had helped snap Vanderbilt's streak of making at least one 3-pointer in 1,080 consecutive games....
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has officially announced the addition of Santiago Vescovi, a point guard from Uruguay who most recently played for the NBA Global Academy in...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes reached a career milestone on the day that his senior point guard played his final college game.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says the 21st-ranked Volunteers will be adding point guard Santiago Vescovi to their roster later this month but notes that the newcomer...
CINCINNATI (AP) — A defense that had been among the nation's best got shredded, and that wasn't the only thing that went wrong for the 21st-ranked Volunteers in their first true road...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even the newcomers on Memphis’ freshmen-laden roster who didn’t play in a loss to Tennessee last year understood the importance of avenging that defeat.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The future of the Memphis-Tennessee men’s basketball series faces uncertainty as the in-state rivals prepare to face off in a Top 25 showdown.
NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes saved a timeout in the waning seconds against VCU, allowing the Volunteers to get to the frontcourt and inbound the ball with 1.7 seconds...
TORONTO (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes is a big believer in challenging his teams with tough non-conference schedules.
On Saturday, Barnes' squad passed its first test in...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Jordan Bowden and Lamonte' Turner responded to the gentle scolding they received from their coach last week
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Yves Pons showed he's capable of offering the scoring punch he hasn't provided thus far in his career.
Pons collected a career-high 15 points with seven...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's frontcourt concerns heading into the season are even greater than anticipated now that the NCAA has determined 7-foot Arizona State transfer Uros Plavsic can't...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Oregon guard Victor Bailey Jr. has transferred to Tennessee and will play for the Volunteers in the 2020-21 season.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has signed 7-foot Arizona State transfer Uros Plavsic.
Plavsic graduated from Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee before...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has added forward Olivier Robinson Nkamhoua (pronounced OH-liv-ee-AY RAH-bin-sin KAHM-wuh) to its incoming freshman class.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes will make $26 million over the next five seasons as part of a hefty raise he will receive after speaking with UCLA about its coaching...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes believes he would be settling in as UCLA's coach right about now if buyout negotiations hadn't broken down.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has added former Missouri player Kim English to its staff as an assistant coach.
The 30-year-old English fills the spot on Rick Barnes' staff that opened up...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes will be back with the Volunteers next season.
Volunteers athletic director Phillip Fulmer issued a statement Monday night saying "I'm...
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State hired Tennessee assistant Rob Lanier on Friday to replace Ron Hunter as its basketball coach.
Lanier was associate head coach for the Vols the last four seasons...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes heads to his first Sweet 16 in over a decade looking for another win against an opponent the Volunteers beat last season to signify their...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tennessee didn't let an underdog fight back again and pull off a shocker in the NCAA Tournament.
Last year the Volunteers advanced to the second round as a No. 3 seed...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has fallen, but that doesn't mean the Volunteers can't get back up and win the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee never has earned back-to-back Southeastern Conference championships, a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament or a spot in the Final Four.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Grant Williams barreled through the lane through two Mississippi defenders, somehow willing himself into a position where he could get a short jumper to fall for the go-ahead...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's 19-game winning streak has disappeared. So has its No. 1 ranking.
Now the Volunteers must try to correct the numerous mistakes they made Saturday in an 86-69 loss at Kentucky as they continue their bid for a second straight Southeastern Conference title.
This week could determine who rules the Southeastern Conference — at least for now — as the top schools square off this week looking for league supremacy.
Top-ranked Tennessee (22-1, 10-0) can strengthen its grip on first place or find itself part of a three-team scramble with No. 5 Kentucky (20-3) and No. 19 LSU (19-4) — both a game back at 9-1 entering Tuesday night's matchup in Lexington.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes expects Yves Pons to return from a one-game absence against South Carolina. The coach says the reserve swingman will have to wear a mask.
Pons suffered a facial injury while colliding with a teammate during practice. Barnes said Monday that Pons still has a little bit of swelling and would probably need to wear the mask for the next couple of weeks.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's players resisted the temptation of staging a repeat performance of a postgame "Gator chomp" after their latest victory over Florida.
The sellout crowd at Thompson-Boling Arena did it instead.
Grant Williams scored 16 points as the top-ranked Volunteers defeated Florida 73-61 on Saturday to extend their school-record winning streak to 18 games.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The top-ranked Tennessee Volunteers are winning without any top-100 recruits on their roster.
They have blossomed into national contenders, winning 17 straight games — the longest active winning streak of any Division I team.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has matched the longest winning streak of Rick Barnes' 32-year head coaching career.
Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams scored 13 points each as the top-ranked Volunteers defeated Missouri 72-60 on Tuesday night to earn their 17th straight victory, extending a school record. Barnes' only other 17-game winning streak came in 2009-10 at Texas.
Tennessee had a couple of shaky moments after earning its first No. 1 ranking in 11 years. The Volunteers are sure rolling now.
Coming off decisive wins over South Carolina and Texas A&M, Tennessee remained atop The Associated Press men's basketball poll for the third straight week.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee knows the type of atmosphere it's about to encounter as the Volunteers go back on the road to protect their No. 1 ranking.
The Vols (18-1, 6-0 SEC) put their 14-game winning streak at stake this week as they play Tuesday at South Carolina (10-9, 5-1) and Saturday at Texas A&M (8-10, 1-5).
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tennessee handled its first week at No. 1 in more than a decade well enough to stay on its AP Top 25 perch.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lamonte' Turner made the most of a rare start for Tennessee.
Turner scored 23 points and the top-ranked Volunteers held West Virginia scoreless for a 9 1/2-minute stretch Saturday on its way to an 83-66 victory.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Volunteers believe the best way for them to stay atop the rankings is by upping their defensive intensity.
"When you go back to where we were two years ago and where we were last year, the biggest change in our program was when we got to where we could defend people," said coach Rick Barnes, who's in his fourth season at Tennessee.
The last time Tennessee reached No. 1 in the AP Top 25 it lost to Vanderbilt the next day.
Back at No. 1 for the first time in 11 years, the Vols face a similar situation.
On Wednesday, they again play Vanderbilt right after becoming the nation's top-ranked team, this time hoping for a different outcome and a long stint at No. 1.
Top-ranked Duke went down early in the week. No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Virginia, the last of Division I's unbeaten teams, both fell over the weekend. In all, six top-10 teams lost.
Tennessee kept rolling amid chaos across the AP Top 25.
The Vols are the new No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll on Monday, climbing three spots to earn their first top ranking since the 2007-08 season.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes wants to make sure his third-ranked Volunteers avoid complacency after winning their first four Southeastern Conference games by a combined margin of 100 points.
"This game is a game of habits," Barnes said Thursday. "If you start letting down, it will snowball on you quicker than you might imagine."
So far, Tennessee opponents have felt everything's snowballing on them.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes doesn't like referring to Lamonte' Turner and Jordan Bowden as reserves.
As far as he's concerned, those two guards are starters who happen to come off the bench.
Turner and Bowden combined to score 40 points, and the third-ranked Volunteers whipped Arkansas 106-87 on Tuesday night for their 11th consecutive victory.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says he didn't like how his players celebrated their victory at Florida on Saturday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Grant Williams did just about anything he wanted to against Florida.
He even called for — and delivered — one of his more precise passes of the season in crunch time.
Williams scored 20 points and found Admiral Schofield for a clinching 3-pointer in the corner with 41.3 seconds remaining to help No. 3 Tennessee beat Florida 78-67 on Saturday for the team's 10th consecutive victory.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes told Kyle Alexander to stop thinking about scoring and concentrate only on defense and rebounding.
Since the talk last week, the points and rebounds have come in bunches for the 6-foot-11 senior forward.
Alexander scored 14 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds as third-ranked Tennessee routed Missouri 87-63 Tuesday at Mizzou Arena. It was Alexander's second straight double-double in Southeastern Conference play.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is creating quite a home-court advantage at an arena it had trouble filling in the past.
Jordan Bowden scored 20 points off the bench as the third-ranked Volunteers opened Southeastern Conference competition by trouncing Georgia 96-50 on Saturday for their eighth consecutive overall and 17th straight home win.
Tennessee (12-1, 1-0 SEC) hasn't lost a home game in a full calendar year. The Vols' last home defeat was a 94-84 setback against Auburn on Jan. 2, 2018.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 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) before SEC competition starts next weekend by hosting Georgia.