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Knoxville, TN – A complete effort on both ends of the court and 26 points from senior guard Kevin Punter Jr. propelled Tennessee to an 83-69 victory over the Gators Wednesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Thursday, January 7th, 2016 | 7:31pm ET (6:31pm CT)
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena
Knoxville, TN – The #12/11 Lady Vols (10-3, 1-0 SEC) will open up the home portion of their conference schedule against RV/RV Florida (12-2, 0-1 SEC) at Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday. Tipoff is slated for 7:31pm ET (6:31pm ET), and the game will be part of the SEC Network’s whip-around coverage. The contest will be available in its entirety on SECN+ and WatchESPN online.
Tennessee, which fell as low as No. 16 in each of the polls, has won three in a row to work its way back to 12th in the AP Poll and 11th in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll this week.
Tennessee (7-6, 0-1 SEC) vs. Florida (9-4, 1-0 SEC)
Wednesday, January 6th, 2015 | 7:00pm ET (6:00pm CT)
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena
Knoxville, TN – Tennessee looks to maintain its perfect 7-0 mark at home this season when it welcomes SEC rival Florida to Thompson-Boling Arena at 7:00pm ET (6:00pm CT) on Wednesday night. The Vols’ SEC home opener against the Gators will be televised on ESPN2.
Tennessee (7-6, 0-1 SEC) suffered an 83-77 setback at Auburn to begin conference play on Saturday. Despite getting 31 points from Kevin Punter Jr. and a season-best 22 from freshman Admiral Schofield, the Vols were undone by a slow day from beyond the arc (3-of-28 as a team) and 17 made 3-pointers from the homestanding Tigers.
Knoxville, Tn –Florida’s winning streak against the Vols continues.
Florida took its first lead of the game with 6:20 left in regulation and held on for a 10-9 victory over Tennessee (2-3, 0-2 SEC). It was the Gators (3-1, 2-1 SEC) 10th consecutive victory in the series, dating to a 30-28 Vols’ victory on Sept. 18th, 2004, on a last-second field goal by James Wilhoit.
Florida’s quarterback change from Jeff Driskel to Treon Harris proved to be the difference for the Gators getting their offense kick-started. He led the Gators to both of their scoring drives and their 10 fourth-quarter points.
Eight-run first inning sends Vandy to third straight series win
Gainesville, FL – With the series on the line Saturday at McKethan Stadium No. 18 Vanderbilt wasted no time, scoring eight runs in the first inning en route to a 16-2 series-clinching win at No. 4 Florida.
The Commodores (38-14, 16-11) patience at the plate paid off in the first as Gators’ (34-18, 19-8) starter Karsten Whitson walked the first three batters of the game. Zander Wiel cashed in on the opportunity, ripping a single up the middle to score two runs.
Sophomore Carson Fulmer tosses first career shutout
Gainesville, FL – Carson Fulmer put No. 18 Vanderbilt on his back Friday night in his home state, shutting out No. 4 Florida 3-0 at McKethan Stadium to even the series.
Fulmer was dominant in his first career complete game shutout, scattering four hits and matching a career-best with eight strikeouts. The Gators (34-17, 19-7) never threatened the sophomore, not getting a runner to second base until two outs in the ninth when Fulmer fielded a chopper and threw the ball wide to first base.
Vanderbilt Baseball. (Steve Green / Vanderbilt University)
Knoxville, Tn – Tennessee basketball players Jordan McRae and Jarnell Stokes claimed first-team All-SEC honors and Josh Richardson landed on the SEC All-Defensive Team, as the league announced its postseason awards Tuesday.
All SEC postseason honors were voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches. Tennessee joined SEC Champion Florida as the only teams in the conference to boast multiple All-SEC first-teamers.
Three Tennessee Vols honored by SEC (UT Sports Information)
Nashville, Tn – Over the past four years, Christina Foggie and Jasmine Lister have compiled a massive collection of happy memories at Memorial Gym.
Their final home game won’t be one of them.
On an emotional Senior Night at the historic gym, the Commodores suffered a 73-68 loss to Florida before a crowd of 3,338. It was Vanderbilt’s seventh loss in the past nine games, and dropped the Commodores to 18-10 overall and 7-8 in the SEC. Florida improved to 18-10, 8-7.
Vanderbilt falls to Florida at Memorial Gym 73-68 (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)