Rejected! Brandon Clarke defending the rim for Gonzaga
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke saw Tennessee's Yves Pons driving toward the basket and both rose from the floor at the same time.
No. 1 Tennessee’s Pons should play Wednesday, will wear mask
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.
Tennessee’s Pons to miss Florida game with facial injury
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee reserve guard/forward Yves Pons will miss the top-ranked Volunteers' game with Florida after suffering a facial injury while colliding with a teammate in practice.
School officials said Friday on the Tennessee basketball program's Twitter account that Pons underwent a "corrective procedure" on Friday. Pons was injured Thursday.
No. 1 Vols beat West Virginia 83-66 for 14th straight win
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.
No. 6 Tennessee rolls to 95-67 victory over Eastern Kentucky
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Yves Pons felt no jitters as he showcased his athleticism in his first career start.
With the sixth-ranked Volunteers attempting to bounce back from their first loss of the season, coach Rick Barnes sought an energy boost by having Pons replace Jordan Bowden in the lineup.
The sophomore swingman from France responded with a career-high 10 points and several highlight-worthy plays in a 95-67 blowout of Eastern Kentucky.
No. 22 Vols still sorting out which combinations work best
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes continues searching for the right combinations to put on the floor even as his team remains in the Top 25 and moves closer to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2014.