No. 10 Vols, No. 17 Heels vie for early statement win

Tennessee and North Carolina are eager for a victory when they meet Wednesday in Chapel Hill, N.C., in the inaugural ACC/SEC Challenge. Tennessee (4-2) dropped from No. 7 to No. 10 after going 1-2 at the Maui Invitational with losses to Purdue and Kansas, who were then ranked No. 2 and No. 1, respectively. North Carolina (5-1) also tumbled three spots from No. 14 to No. 17 after going to 2-1 at the Battle 4

No. 21 Tennessee poised for another pounding of Vanderbilt

No. 21 Tennessee aims to continue its domination of Vanderbilt when the in-state rivals close out the Southeastern Conference season on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn. The Volunteers have won the last four games in the rivalry by a combined score of 171-48, including last year’s 56-0 pasting of the Commodores in Nashville. Tennessee (7-4, 3-4) comes off a lopsided 36-7 loss at Missouri followed by last week’s 38-10 home setback against Georgia. The Vols allowed

No. 1 Kansas, No. 7 Tennessee try to salvage second Maui win

It might be the third-place game at the Maui Invitational in Honolulu, but the Wednesday contest will feature two highly rated teams as the No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks take on the No. 7 Tennessee Volunteers. Tennessee (4-1) fell 71-67 to No. 2 Purdue in a physical battle that went down to the final seconds. The Volunteers hit only one of their last seven shots and went almost three minutes before getting scoring until Dalton Knecht

No. 2 Purdue, No. 7 Tennessee meet in battle of unbeatens

The stacked Maui Invitational is set to give college basketball fans a pre-Thanksgiving treat as No. 7 Tennessee will face off against No. 2 Purdue in the semifinals on Tuesday. Tennessee (4-0) earned a 73-56 win over Syracuse on Monday afternoon to advance in the winners’ bracket, pulling away by scoring the game’s final 12 points over the last three minutes. Dalton Knecht led the Volunteers with 17 points despite missing nearly eight minutes of

No. 7 Tennessee surfs into Honolulu for Maui opener with Syracuse

No. 7 Tennessee and Syracuse meet in Honolulu on Monday in the first round of the Maui Invitational. The Volunteers (3-0) won their first three games easily — victories by 38, 10 and 21 points while scoring at least 80 points in all three contests. Tennessee is shooting well from the field (47.2 percent), the 3-point arc (37.8 percent) and the foul line (82.1 percent) with Dalton Knecht leading the way. Knecht averages a team-high

History at stake as No. 1 Georgia visits No. 18 Tennessee

No. 1 Georgia will try to make history when it visits No. 18 Tennessee in a Southeastern Conference showdown on Saturday afternoon in Knoxville, Tenn. Georgia (10-0, 7-0) has won a school-record 27 consecutive games since the end of the 2021 campaign. A win this weekend would move the Bulldogs into a tie for the longest winning streak in SEC history, joining Alabama from 1978-80 and 1991-93. This week, the Bulldogs also jumped Ohio State

Dalton Knecht, No. 7 Tennessee look to slow down Wofford

No. 7 Tennessee scored exactly 80 points in each of its first two victories of the season. The Volunteers (2-0) may need more than that to beat high-scoring Wofford (2-0) on Tuesday night in Knoxville, Tenn. The Terriers pulled out a 99-98 victory on Saturday against High Point after scoring 85 in their opener. History is on Tennessee’s side, having swept the seven previous meetings with Wofford from 1952 to 2004. The Volunteers are coming

No. 9 Tennessee begins whirlwind month at Wisconsin

No. 9 Tennessee travels to Wisconsin on Friday to kickstart a whirlwind month that includes a multi-day stint in Honolulu and matchups with preseason Top 25 foes North Carolina and Illinois in the next 30 days. The Volunteers early visit to Madison for a non-conference matchup Friday night is unique for multiple reasons. In the long, storied history of Wisconsin basketball, this will be the first time the Badgers have faced a top 10 opponent

No. 14 Mizzou looks to put up bigger challenge for No. 13 Vols

Tennessee routed Missouri in Josh Heupel’s first two years at the helm of the Volunteers, rolling to 62-24 and 66-24 victories. The Tigers hope to offer a much tougher test this time around. Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz said, “Offensively we weren’t able to keep the pace and defensively we’ve got to do a consistent job of finding stops in the game. I think the pressure they put on you is that they can score so