On a night when both teams posted their lowest point totals of the season, No. 5 Tennessee outlasted Vanderbilt 58-46 on Tuesday in the Vols’ first game since losing their No. 1 ranking.
PJ Washington scored 23 points, Keldon Johnson added 19 and Kentucky beat Tennessee 86-69 Saturday night to end the Vols’ school-record, 19-game winning streak.
Tennessee owns the longest active winning streak of any Division I team. This also marks the biggest winning streak of Rick Barnes’ 32-year head coaching career, surpassing the 17-game string that started Texas’ 2009-10 season.
Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams scored 13 points each as the top-ranked Volunteers defeated Missouri 72-60 on Tuesday night to earn their 17th straight victory, extending a school record.
“We have a long way to go. We have a long season ahead of us. It’s nice to set that record, but we want more.”
Rennia Davis scored 24 points to break out of her personal slump Sunday and the Lady Vols defeated LSU 74-65 to snap a six-game losing streak.
Malica Monk hit a jumper with 3.6 seconds left to lift the Arkansas women’s basketball team to an 80-76 win over Tennessee — the Lady Vols’ fifth straight loss, their longest skid in nearly half a century.
While six top 10 men’s basketball teams lost last week, Tennessee kept rolling amid chaos across the AP Top 25.
After No. 1 Duke lost to Syracuse on Monday and No. 2 Michigan fell at Wisconsin on Saturday, Tennessee could lead the AP Top 25 on Monday for the first time since 2008.
Tennessee last won 11 straight in the 2007-08 season. The Vols (15-1, 4-0 SEC) are off to their fastest start since that 2007-08 campaign, when they won 16 of their first 17.
“Do I like that? When I was a kid, I probably would have, but I’m not a kid anymore. As a coach, I’m older now. I just want to play the game. I want our guys to learn from it.”
Caliya Robinson had 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and two of her six blocks in a critical last-minute possession for Georgia, and the Bulldogs held off No. 13 Tennessee 66-62 on Sunday.
Grant Williams scored 20 points and found Admiral Schofield for a clinching 3 with 41.3 seconds left to help No. 3 Tennessee beat Florida 78-67 on Saturday for the team’s 10th straight win.
Kyle Alexander had his second straight double-double in SEC play and No. 3 Tennessee routed Missouri 87-63 on Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena.
Missouri beat No. 10 Tennessee 66-64 on Sunday for its fifth consecutive victory and the women’s program’s first ever at Thompson-Boling Arena.