• Tennessee pours it on late to beat Gardner-Webb 89-64

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s Devon Baulkman matched a career high in scoring Sunday and put the Volunteers ahead for good with his 3-point shooting.

  • Villanova forward Daniel Ochefu (23) dunks the ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against East Tennessee State, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Villanova, Pa. Villanova won 86-51. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    No. 11 Villanova uses defense to beat ETSU 86-51

    VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Daniel Ochefu posted his third straight double-double with 12 points and 16 rebounds and No. 11 Villanova played stifling defense to beat East Tennessee State 86-51 on Friday night in a preliminary round of the NIT Season Tip-off.

  • Memphis rallies with big 2nd half to beat Grambling 83-65

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dedric Lawson scored 16 points as Memphis broke away in the second half to defeat Grambling State 83-65 on Thursday night and give coach Josh Pastner his 150th win.

  • Tennessee erases 16-point deficit, beats Marshall 84-74

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Armani Moore scored a career-high 20 points as Tennessee rallied from a 16-point, second-half deficit Thursday in an 84-74 victory over Marshall that spoiled the Thundering Herd’s season opener.

  • Arkansas is hot, surging; No. 17 LSU is not so hot, fading

    Things to watch in the Southeastern Conference during Week 12 of the college football season:

  • Siakam leads New Mexico State beats Tennessee Tech 76-63

    LAS CRUSES, N.M. (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead New Mexico State to a 76-63 win over Tennessee Tech on Wednesday night.

  • Tennessee forward Bashaara Graves (12) battles for the ball with Penn State forward Peyton Whitted (25) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

    Graves helps No. 4 Tennessee survive Penn State 74-66

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bashaara Graves didn’t miss a shot, finishing with 24 points and 13 rebounds for No. 4 Tennessee, which outlasted Penn State 74-66 on Wednesday night for its 24th consecutive home victory.

  • Missouri Athletic Director Mack Rhodes answers questions during a news conference about the search for head football coach Gary Pinkel's replacement on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. (Nick Schnelle/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Missouri AD: Replacing Pinkel about finding the right fit

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s athletic director wouldn’t tip his hand about who might replace retiring football coach Gary Pinkel, but said Houston’s Tom Herman, Memphis’ Justin Fuente and Tigers defensive coordinator Barry Odom are quality candidates.

  • Nashville Predators defenseman Barret Jackman (5) and goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, dive to block a shot against the Anaheim Ducks in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    NHL to play 3-on-3 All-Star tournament

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL will play a 3-on-3 All-Star tournament instead of a traditional All-Star game.