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.
East Tennessee State escaped with a 72-68 overtime victory against Mercer on Saturday. Jeromy Rodriguez had 20 points and 18 rebounds and Patrick Good made four free throws in the final 17 seconds.
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.
Thomas Lang sank a jumper inside the lane with 10 seconds left to play to give Shepherd an 80-79 Mountain East Conference win over Virginia-Wise on Saturday at the Prior Convocation Center.
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.
The Bucs are on a five-game winning streak and if they plan to continue it, they’ll likely need more performances like the one they put together in a 96-70 victory against Chattanooga on Saturday.
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.
Jordan Bowden scored 20 points off the bench and No. 3 Tennessee opened SEC competition by trouncing Georgia 96-50 on Saturday for its eighth consecutive overall win and 17th straight at home.
Behind a game-high 25 points from Nickeil Alexander-Walker, No. 10 Virginia Tech rallied in the second half to register a 77-66 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Boston College on Saturday.
Grant Williams scored 25 points and hit 10 of 11 shots from the floor to lead a strong shooting performance in No. 3 Tennessee’s 96-53 blowout of Tennessee Tech on Saturday.