• UNC Greensboro clinches SoCon title with 72-66 win over ETSU

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Francis Alonso got 18 of his 23 points in the second half, R.J. White added 16 points while hauling in 10 rebounds and North Carolina- Greensboro clinched the Southern Conference title along with the No. 1 tournament seed with a 72-66 win over East Tennessee State on Monday night.

  • Young Vols slumping as their postseason hopes fade

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The underclassmen who dominate Tennessee’s roster are learning some hard lessons about how the intensity level changes as March approaches.

  • 13 media groups win top sports journalism prize

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Thirteen media groups won “Grand Slam” honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors writing and sections contest.

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  • Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, more to honor Merle Haggard

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The late country star Merle Haggard will be honored a year after his death with an all-star concert featuring his longtime friend and duet partner Willie Nelson as well as Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp and more.

  • Tennessee earns lopsided 82-64 win over No. 3 Mississippi St

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jaime Nared scored a career-high 30 points, Diamond DeShields added 20 and Tennessee earned a surprisingly easy 82-64 victory over No. 3 Mississippi State 82-64 on Sunday.

  • Belmont holds off Tennessee State 68-63

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Evan Bradds scored 22 points on 10-of-10 shooting, Amanze Egekeze scored 15 and grabbed eight rebounds, and Belmont beat Tennessee State 68-63 on Saturday night to win its fourth straight.

  • Notice’s 3s help South Carolina to 82-55 win over Tennessee

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Four losses in five games made South Carolina a lock for a first NCAA tournament bid in 13 years start to get shaky. Then an 18-point lead against Tennessee on Saturday was suddenly just four.

  • Vols’ Bowden likely will remain out for South Carolina game

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says guard Jordan Bowden has “a little bout of pneumonia” and likely will miss a second straight game Saturday at South Carolina.

  • DeShields sparks comeback as Lady Vols top Gators 74-70

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Diamond DeShields returned to action and came one assist away from a triple-double Thursday to spark Tennessee’s comeback in a 74-70 victory over Florida.

  • Defense lifts Vanderbilt to 67-56 victory at Tennessee

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jeff Roberson scored 15 points and Luke Kornet had a double-double Wednesday as Vanderbilt never trailed in a 67-56 victory over Tennessee