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Tennessee Vols beat Mercer, move to Sweet 16

Tennessee came to Tobacco Road and turned it into “Raleigh Top.” Jarnell Stokes had 17 points and a career-high-tying 18 rebounds, and the Vols denied Mercer a second straight upset in the NCAA Tournament by routing the Bears 83-63 on Sunday night. Josh Richardson had a career-high 26 points, and Antonio Barton had 18 for the 11th-seeded Tennessee (24-12), which outrebounded...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee earns date with UMass

Jarnell Stokes dominated inside as Tennessee finally caught up in the closing minutes of regulation, and then opened overtime with a three-point play that got the Volunteers headed to a 78-65 victory over Iowa last night in the NCAA’s First Four in Dayton, Ohio. The Volunteers’ late comeback sent them to Raleigh, N.C., where they’ll play sixth-seeded UMass tomorrow in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee 78, Iowa 65

Jarnell Stokes recorded 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Volunteers pulled away in overtime to beat the Hawkeyes in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Jordan McRae led the way with 20 points for 11th-seeded Tennessee (22-12), which will play sixth-seeded Massachusetts in the second round of the Midwest Regional on Friday in Raleigh, N.C. Josh Richardson...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Vols advance in OT to play UMass with 78-65 win over Iowa

Jarnell Stokes dominated inside as Tennessee finally caught up in the closing minutes of regulation, and then opened overtime with a three-point play that got the Volunteers headed to a 78-65 victory over Iowa on Wednesday night in the NCAA’s First Four. The Volunteers’ late comeback sent them Raleigh, N.C., where they’ll play sixth-seeded Massachusetts on Friday in the Midwest...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Vols need two NCAA Tournament wins to keep Cuonzo Martin's job

For the record, the NCAA insists this is a first-round game, not a play-in game. With that in mind, it’s official: In a bracket-or-bust season, Cuonzo Martin coached his Tennessee Vols into the NCAA Tournament. But is that good enough for Martin to keep his job? I’ll have to get back to you on that. The man behind the curtain, Tennessee athletics director Dave Hart, isn...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Hitters: No. 1 Florida rallies past Vols in SEC semis

ATLANTA -- Here are five things we gleaned from top-ranked Florida's 56-49 victory over Tennessee -- the first of two Saturday semifinals at the SEC hoops tournament. 1. Florida has unofficially clinched -- spoiler alert -- the national No. 1 seed for the NCAA tourney ... regardless of Sunday's outcome One could make the case for 10 teams possessing a No. 1 regional seed...
Via Fox Sports South
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Hitters: No. 1 Florida rallies past Vols in SEC semis

ATLANTA -- Here are five things we gleaned from top-ranked Florida's 56-49 victory over Tennessee -- the first of two Saturday semifinals at the SEC hoops tournament. 1. Florida has unofficially clinched -- spoiler alert -- the national No. 1 seed for the NCAA tourney ... regardless of Sunday's outcome One could make the case for 10 teams possessing a No. 1 regional seed...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee 72, Missouri 45

Antonio Barton scored 16 points to lead a balanced offensive attack as the Volunteers won their third straight by at least 27 points. Jarnell Stokes added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Tennessee (20-11, 11-7 SEC), which dominated from the start and won for the fourth consecutive game. Josh Richardson had nine points, six rebounds and four assists for the Volunteers while Jordan...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers struggle in regular-season finale, fall to Tennessee 72-45

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Antonio Barton scored 16 points and Jarnell Stokes had a double-double Saturday as Tennessee trounced Missouri 72-45 to win its fourth straight game and boost its NCAA tournament hopes. Tennessee (20-11, 11-7 SEC) hasn't trailed at any point during its winning streak. Its past three games have been decided by an average margin of 31 points. Barton shot 4 of...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers struggle in regular-season finale, fall to Tennessee 72-45

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Antonio Barton scored 16 points and Jarnell Stokes had a double-double Saturday as Tennessee trounced Missouri 72-45 to win its fourth straight game and boost its NCAA tournament hopes. Tennessee (20-11, 11-7 SEC) hasn't trailed at any point during its winning streak. Its past three games have been decided by an average margin of 31 points. Barton shot 4...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee 76, Vanderbilt 38

Antonio Barton had a season-high 21 points and a career-best six assists as the Volunteers recorded the largest margin of victory in the Southeastern Conference this season in routing the visiting Commodores. Jarnell Stokes added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Tennessee (18-11, 9-7 SEC), which shot 53.1 percent from the field, including and 47.6 percent from 3-point range. Jordan...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Close losses hurting Vols' NCAA tourney hopes

Near misses are becoming all too common for Tennessee. After falling just short of the NCAA tournament each of the past two years, Tennessee (16-11, 7-7 SEC) could fail to earn a bid again because of its inability to win close games. Tennessee enters Wednesday's game at Mississippi State (13-14, 3-11) holding a 2-10 record in games with single-digit margins and an 0-5 mark...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Basketball: Hot Seat Madness

Tennessee Basketball: Hot Seat Madness It’s been just over a year since a coach was fired at the University of Tennessee, and wouldn’t you know it the fan base is out for blood again. After dropping their 11th game, while sitting squarely on the bubble on Saturday afternoon, third year head coach Cuonzo Martin didn’t do himself any favors with the way their loss to the Aggies...
Via isportsweb.com
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee's defense highlights 68-50 win over LSU

Jordan McRae scored 19 points and Jarnell Stokes registered his 25th career double-double to lead Tennessee to a 68-50 victory against LSU in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams Tuesday. McRae, who made all three of his 3-point attempts, also handed out five assists. Stokes finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Antonio Barton, who made four 3-pointers, added 14...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Basketball: Vols thrash Tigers in SEC-opener

Antonio Barton had a superb first half to help kick-start the Vols to an easy victory in their conference opener at LSU (Photo credit: allfortennessee.com). The Tennessee Vols out-rebounded their opponent, yet again, en route to their tenth victory of the season on Tuesday night. Tennessee basketball improved to 10-4, and extended their win-streak to four games against LSU Tuesday...
Via isportsweb.com
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vols trounce Tusculum 98-51 for 3rd straight win

Jordan McRae scored 19 points to lead six Tennessee players in double figures Saturday as the Volunteers tuned up for the start of Southeastern Conference competition with a 98-51 blowout of Division II program Tusculum. Jeronne Maymon added 16 points, Antonio Barton chipped in 14 and D'Montre Edwards had a career-high 12. Jarnell Stokes and Josh Richardson had 10 points each...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee rolls to 86-60 victory over The Citadel

Jordan McRae scored 20 points and Tennessee shot 7 of 13 from 3-point range Monday in an 86-60 victory over The Citadel. Antonio Barton and Robert Hubbs III each added 13 points as the Volunteers (2-1) never trailed. McRae was 3 of 5 and Barton went 3 of 4 from 3-point range. Matt Van Scyoc scored 19 points for The Citadel (2-3). The Citadel entered the night on a two-game winning...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee rallies for 74-65 win over USC Upstate

Jarnell Stokes scored 17 points and matched a career high with 18 rebounds Saturday as Tennessee rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat USC Upstate 74-65 in its home opener. Jeronne Maymon added 15 points and 11 rebounds as Tennessee (1-1) avoided its first 0-2 start since 1965-66. Jordan McRae scored 18 points and Antonio Barton had 13. Torrey Craig scored 20 points and Ty Greene...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee Basketball: Vols hope to bounce back after opening loss

Newcomer Antonio Barton (Photo Credit: wbir.com) On Tuesday night Tennessee basketball began their season on the road against Xavier. The outcome was a loss after a dismal shooting performance from all over the floor. While it is early in the season, no team in the country knows better than the Vols that wins in games like that matter. Tennessee has been left out of the past two...
Via isportsweb.com
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Vols' Barton misses 2nd straight preseason game

Tennessee guard Antonio Barton didn't play in a 78-47 exhibition victory over Southern Indiana on Thursday because of an injured left leg. Volunteers coach Cuonzo Martin expects to have the transfer from Memphis available for the start of the regular season. Barton didn't play in either of Tennessee's two exhibition games after hurting his leg in practice an Oct. 25...
Via AP on Fox
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Vols have the look of a tournament team

Send to KindleCredit: Tennessee Athletics As preseason polls were released last week, the Tennessee Volunteers were snubbed in the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll.  Not sure what the voters were looking for, but these Vols look like one of the country’s top teams to me.  Coach Cuonzo Martin is seeking his first NCAA Tournament bid at Tennessee and this year he has all...
Via College Chalktalk
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee ready to thrive as 'tougher breed'

Tennessee's Cuonzo Martin has preached toughness throughout his coaching career. This season he's taking that approach to a new level. He isn't merely telling his players on the men's basketball team they need to be tougher than their opponents. He's putting it out for public consumption. Tennessee enters the 2013-14 season with ''A Tougher Breed'...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

#27 Tennessee Volunteers: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
Via The Sports Bank
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

2013-14 NCAA Preseason Preview: No. 23 Tennessee

Coming off a first-round loss in the NIT, a preseason ranking in the top 25 is a steep rise in expectations for Tennessee. On paper, they have the ability to live up to this ranking. But when I think of the Volunteers, the alliterative word that comes to mind is "volatile." The team's two biggest contributors from a year ago, Jordan McRae (15.7 PPG) and Jarnell Stokes...
Via The Sports Post
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Vols' Barton gets new perspective

Antonio Barton says he's still getting used to being on a different side of the Tennessee-Memphis rivalry. His new teammates are making the point guard's adjustment easier. After graduating from Memphis in three years, Barton decided to transfer for his final season of eligibility. He cited the sales pitch of Tennessee's players as a major reason why he selected the...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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