John Fulkerson went from a role player to a starring role for the Tennessee men’s basketball team.
Two weeks ago, Kellie Harper was focused on getting her Lady Vols ready for the NCAA Tournament. Just days later, she had to break the news to her players that the tournament was canceled and change her focus to their safety because of the threat from the novel coronavirus.
The Southeastern Conference men’s basketball tournament opens Wednesday at Bridgestone Arena with a pair of first-round games.
Samir Doughty made 8 of 13 3-pointers and finished with 32 points and No. 17 Auburn beat Tennessee 85-63 on Saturday in the regular-season finale.
Rhyne Howard hit five 3-pointers and scored 24 points, and the No. 16 Kentucky women ousted Tennessee 86-65 from the SEC tournament on Friday night.
John Fulkerson scored a career-high 27 points, Yves Pons made several key jumpers down the stretch and Tennessee rallied from a 17-point deficit to upset No. 6 Kentucky 81-73 on Tuesday night.
Kingsport’s John Fulkerson scored 22 points, including the first 3-pointer of his career, and Tennessee held off a furious Florida comeback attempt for a 63-58 win Saturday.
No. 13 Auburn ended a two-game losing streak by rallying for a 73-66 win over Tennessee on Saturday.
Jordan Bowden calmly sank two free throws with five seconds left to clinch Tennessee’s 65-61 victory over Vanderbilt on Tuesday night after the Vols nearly blew a 12-point lead in the final minute.
South Carolina’s Maik Kotsar swished four free throws in the final 21 seconds to deliver an improbable 63-61 men’s basketball win over Tennessee on Saturday.
Freshman Santiago Vescovi had career highs of 20 points and eight assists before fouling out and Tennessee trounced Arkansas 82-61 on Tuesday.
Kentucky continued its recent surge by finally finding a way to beat Rick Barnes’ Tennessee team at Thompson-Boling Arena.
The Mississippi State women’s basketball team showcased one of its greatest strengths while exposing Tennessee’s major weakness.
Kingsport native John Fulkerson scored a career-high 22 points, Jordan Bowden had 20 and Tennessee rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Alabama 69-68 on Tuesday night.
Zia Cooke scored 20 points, and top-ranked South Carolina clamped down on No. 22 Tennessee for a 69-48 victory.