No. 9 Tennessee tops No. 5 Kentucky, reaches SEC final again
9 Tennessee held off fifth-ranked Kentucky 69-62 in the final minutes Saturday to reach the Southeastern Conference Tournament final for the third time in the last five years. Tennessee will face eighth-seeded Texas A&M on Sunday in the SEC title game. CAL’S MILESTONEKentucky coach John Calipari will have to wait a year to potentially break the school record for most wins in the SEC Tournament. Tennessee: The Volunteers will try to win their fifth SEC Tournament title and first since 1979. UP NEXTKentucky: Awaits its NCAA Tournament seeding and first-round pairing.wftv.com
Zeigler, No. 13 Tennessee hold off No. 14 Arkansas,
His foul shot with 14 seconds left made it 77-74. After Arkansas' JD Notae had an open 3-pointer rim out with 10 seconds to go, Zeigler made a free throw to clinch it. Ummude followed with a 3-pointer and Notae's pair of free throws with 2:05 to play cut it to 73-70. With 56 seconds left, Notae made two more foul shots to get the Razorbacks within 74-72. Tennessee: Zeigler went into the game having made 55 of 61 free throws (.902) in SEC games to lead the league.wftv.com
Washington helps No. 18 Kentucky rout No. 22 Tennessee
APTOPIX Tennessee Kentucky Basketball Kentucky guard Sahvir Wheeler (2) flies through the air as he commits a foul against Tennessee guard Josiah-Jordan James (30) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb) (Michael Clubb)LEXINGTON, Ky. — (AP) — Freshman TyTy Washington Jr. scored a career-high 28 points, Sahvir Wheeler returned from injury to add 21 points and No. Kentucky then unleashed its most energetic performance this season before its biggest crowd in a while, an effort helped by the return of point guard Wheeler from a neck injury. Santiago Vescovi scored 20 points and Kennedy Chandler 17 for Tennessee, which shot 53% but wasn't close for the final 30 minutes. Kellan Grady added 16 points and Davion Mintz 10 for the Wildcats, who made 11 of 18 from beyond the arc.wftv.com
Alabama stuns No. 7 Tennessee 71-63 in physical battle
The Crimson Tide (7-3, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) turned a one-point halftime lead into a double-digit advantage midway through the second behind Petty’s trio of 3s and two more long-range makes by Joshua Primo. Primo and Herbert Jones finished with 11 points, and Jahvon Quinerly scored 10. Tennessee (7-1, 1-1) struggled from the field the entire game, hitting 21 of 66 shots (32%). Alabama's 31-29 lead at the break happened with the Crimson Tide shooting 39% (12 of 31), while Tennessee struggled shooting 33% (11 of 33). UP NEXTAlabama: The Crimson Tide will be home Tuesday to face Florida, which beat LSU on Saturday.
The Latest: Eagles won't have fans in stadium this season
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Philadelphia Eagles wont be allowed to have fans in the stadium if the NFL plays games this season. ___The University of Michigan says fewer fans, if any, will attend games at The Big House if the Wolverines play college football games this year. Michigans policies include the elimination of season tickets for the 2020 season. Paperless tickets will be available for individual games to only season ticket holders, not the general public, if there is a season and spectators are given access to the 107,601-seat Michigan Stadium. A spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the positive tests spanned multiple sports.Tennessee previously had two basketball players test positive, with both clearing quarantine.