Sport: No. 3 Tennessee establishes itself as favorite in SEC race - PressFrom - US

SportNo. 3 Tennessee establishes itself as favorite in SEC race

00:55  12 january  2019
00:55  12 january  2019 Source:

No. 3 Vols trounce Tennessee Tech 96-53 for 7th straight win

No. 3 Vols trounce Tennessee Tech 96-53 for 7th straight win 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. Tennessee shot 63.8 percent and converted 12 dunks. Tennessee has won seven straight overall and 16 consecutive home games.

Tennessee is not resting upon its regular-season SEC co-championship with Auburn. The No. 13 Volunteers (23-7) want to distinguish themselves as the best from Tennessee has established itself with its defense. In the Volunteers' last four games of the regular season, they held three teams to

A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society. First used to refer to speakers of a common language and then to

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has established itself as the early Southeastern Conference favorite just a week into the start of league competition.

Report: Zac Taylor is favorite for Bengals head coach job

Report: Zac Taylor is favorite for Bengals head coach job The Cincinnati Bengals are one of two teams with remaining head coaching vacancies, and they may have a favorite for the job, according to a report. Bleacher Report NFL Draft analyst Matt Miller reported on Thursday that Zac Taylor is the favorite for the Cincinnati job after impressing in interviews. Latest rumor is that Rams' QB coach Zac Taylor is the favorite for the #Bengals head coaching job. Heard he's been very impressive in interviews. — Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 10, 2019 Taylor, 35, joined Sean McVay’s coaching staff on the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 as a wide receivers coach, and then became the quarterbacks coach this season.

The Tennessee Three was the backing band for singer Johnny Cash for nearly 25 years; he was known especially for his country music and rockabilly genre

Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States.

The third-ranked Volunteers (13-1, 2-0 SEC) have outscored their first two league opponents by a combined 70 points while showcasing the depth that has made them the SEC's highest-ranked team heading into Saturday's game at Florida (9-5, 1-1).

Tennessee has the SEC's top two scorers in forwards Grant Williams (18.8) and Admiral Schofield (18.0). Tennessee bills Williams and Schofield as ''Peanut Butter and Jelly'' because they complement each other so well, but the Vols can thrive even when that duo isn't as dynamic as usual.

The Vols won 87-63 at Missouri on Tuesday for their ninth straight victory even though Williams scored just four points and shot 1 of 8 before fouling out. Tennessee led 42-31 at halftime with Williams and Schofield combining for just three first-half points.

Tee Martin reportedly joining Tennessee staff

Tee Martin reportedly joining Tennessee staff Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt is making some significant additions to his staff this offseason, and the latest will likely be well received among Vols fans. ESPN’s Chris Low reported early Tuesday morning that Tennessee is hiring Tee Martin for an assistant coaching role. Martin has been coaching since 2006 mostly as a wide receivers coach, so it’s possible current Tennessee receivers coach David Johnson could be on his way out the door. Twenty years after quarterbacking @Vol_Football to a national title, @coachtee17 has agreed to return to his alma mater as an assistant coach, sources told ESPN. Contract details and his specific title are still being finalized.

Tennessee is quietly setting itself up as the SEC East favorite in 2016. "No question, it shows what we are building here at Tennessee ,” Jones said. “To be playing in two January bowl games in Florida and now obviously going to the Outback Bowl, it's just another illustration of the things that are being

Tennessee Republicans chose Bill Lee, a wealthy businessman who has never served in elected office, as their nominee for governor on Thursday, spurning a conservative candidate who eagerly sought — but only glancingly received — the support of President Trump’s White House.

''I don't know since we've been here if those two guys have played as poorly in one half as those two guys played against Missouri,'' Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said. ''To have teammates who were able to pick it up and go with it is something we're all excited about obviously, knowing we can continue to get better.''

Kyle Alexander is averaging 13 points and 15.5 rebounds in SEC competition. Jordan Bowden, a starter last season, has thrived in a bench role by scoring 20 points in back-to-back games. Over his last five games, Jordan Bone has averaged 17.2 points while totaling 36 assists and only five turnovers.

''It just shows how deep we are and how much work we put in, in the offseason,'' Alexander said after the Missouri game. ''It used to be get Grant the ball and all this stuff, then it was get Grant and (Schofield) the ball. Now it's like anybody can score.''

Tennessee's bench strength got a boost from guard Lamonte' Turner, who is back after missing six straight games with an injured left shoulder. Turner was named the SEC's co-sixth man of the year last season.

No. 3 Tennessee rips Arkansas 106-87 for 11th straight win

No. 3 Tennessee rips Arkansas 106-87 for 11th straight win Lamonte' Turner and Jordan Bowden combined to score 40 points off the bench, and No. 3 Tennessee whipped Arkansas 106-87 for its 11th consecutive victory. 

Instead, No. 12 seed Tennessee gave the SEC Tournament its first stunner with a 67-65 win that leaves the Commodores in jeopardy of missing the NCAA Tournament. The Vols next will face LSU at 2:30 p.m. Friday in a quarterfinal ( SEC Network). Vanderbilt (19-13) will anxiously await learning its

With the win, the Razorbacks established themselves as contenders in the college basketball scene. The Razorbacks are 12-1, with their only lose coming early in the season to Missouri St. The Razorbacks find themselves on a 10-game winning streak, but things won't get easier from here.

The Vols blasted Georgia 96-50 and rallied from an early nine-point deficit to trounce Missouri in their two games since Turner's return.

''It was so important having Lamonte' back,'' Barnes said. ''I think his presence on the court, his confidence, you could tell he and Jordan Bone and Jordan Bowden were really locked into each other the way they were running, moving the ball.''

While Tennessee has blown out its first two SEC opponents, each of the league's three other ranked teams already have a conference loss: No. 11 Auburn (11-3, 0-1), No. 14 Mississippi State (12-2, 0-1) and No. 18 Kentucky (11-3, 1-1). Tennessee shared the SEC's regular-season title with Auburn last year.

Joining Tennessee with unbeaten SEC records are Mississippi (12-2, 2-0), South Carolina (7-7, 2-0) and LSU (11-3, 1-0).

''Watching Tennessee puts it all in perspective relative to what a really, really good team looks like and what you hope to be,'' Florida coach Michael White said.

Barnes and White are both in their fourth seasons at their respective schools. Florida made a regional final in 2017 and returned to the NCAA Tournament last year. But the Gators have struggled on offense so far this year.

Florida has scored 60 or fewer points five times, losing four of those games, and has little chance of winning a high-scoring affair. Defense has saved the Gators thus far.

Florida is ''arguably one of the best defensive teams in the country,'' Barnes said.


More AP college basketball: and


AP sports writer Mark Long in Gainesville, Florida, contributed to this report.

Convicted serial rapist escapes Alabama prison; search underway near Tennessee state line.
Corey Davis escaped Wednesday night from the St. Clair Correctional Facility where he was serving a life prison sentence.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!