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Austin Peay beats Tennessee St. 99-74

Jan. 23, 2020 11:47 PM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jordyn Adams and Terry Taylor scored 37 points apiece as Austin Peay extended its win streak to seven games, romping past Tennessee State 99-74 on Thursday night. The 37 points were a season high for Adams, who made 10 of 11 free throws. Taylor also had 14 rebounds. Carlos Paez...

Clay scores 18 as Tennessee Tech beats Morehead State, 71-59

Jan. 23, 2020 11:26 PM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jr. Clay registered 18 points and dished off five assists as Tennessee Tech defeated Morehead State 71-59 on Thursday night. Tujautae Williams had 12 points for Tennessee Tech (5-15, 2-5 Ohio Valley Conference). Keishawn Davidson added 12 points and six assists. Darius Allen had...

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, left, talks with Tennessee head coach Kellie Harper before of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn beats Tennessee 60-45 in first meeting in 13 years

Jan. 23, 2020 10:47 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The latest chapter in the UConn-Tennessee rivalry was different for Geno Auriemma. Pat Summitt was no longer on the sideline for the Lady Vols. “It wasn't the same. I miss having her there," an emotional Auriemma said after UConn's 60-45 victory Thursday night. “I miss...

Patriots rookie arrested after being stopped for speeding

Jan. 23, 2020 5:21 PM EST

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New England cornerback Joejuan Williams faces charges after being stopped by a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper for speeding on Interstate 40 on Jan. 17. The trooper stopped Williams, the 45th pick overall in the 2019 NFL draft, at 9:37 p.m near mile marker 333 in Cumberland...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, center, and fellow Republicans in the state General Assembly hold a news conference at the Tennessee Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Nashville,Tenn.,  to discuss a new anti-abortion proposal. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

Lee to pitch sweeping abortion bans in Tennessee

Jan. 23, 2020 2:52 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he wants to enact some of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, which would include banning women from undergoing the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The Republican governor made the announcement Thursday surrounded by dozens of mostly...

Alabama guard John Petty Jr. (23) shoots against Vanderbilt forward Dylan Disu (1) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Alabama won 77-62. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Petty scores 23 as Tide rolls over Vanderbilt 77-62

Jan. 23, 2020 12:36 AM EST

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — When John Petty Jr. gets his shot going, he’s almost impossible to stop. Wednesday was one of those nights as the junior guard scored 23 points, including five 3-pointers, and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Crimson Tide to a 77-62 win at Vanderbilt. “He just catches...

Vila leads Chattanooga over The Citadel 92-69

Jan. 22, 2020 9:41 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Ramon Vila had 17 points to lead five Chattanooga players in double figures as the Mocs routed The Citadel 92-69 on Wednesday night. Matt Ryan and David Jean-Baptiste added 12 points apiece for the Mocs. A.J. Caldwell and Stefan Kenic chipped in 11 points each. Jean-Baptiste also...

Tennessee announces addition of USC grad transfer WR Jones

Jan. 22, 2020 6:21 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wide receiver Velus Jones will join Tennessee as a graduate transfer from Southern California. Jones already had said Jan. 9 on social media that he was going to play for the Volunteers. Tennessee announced Wednesday that Jones was joining its program. Because Jones has already...

Mayors launch task force to oppose minor league contraction

Jan. 22, 2020 5:56 PM EST

Dozens of mayors from across the United States have formed a task force opposing a proposal by Major League Baseball to eliminate 42 affiliated minor league franchises for the 2021 season. The coalition launched Tuesday with three leaders and was up to 30 members by Wednesday afternoon, ranging from Chattanooga,...

FILE - In this March 23, 2008, file photo, Tennessee coach Pat Summitt questions a call as her team plays Oral Roberts in the first half of a first-round women's NCAA college basketball tournament game in West Lafayette, Ind. For over a decade the rivalry in women's basketball was Tennessee and UConn.  After a 13-year absence the two teams will play Thursday night, Jan. 23, 2020, in Hartford, Connecticut. The two powerhouse teams led by Hall of Fame coaches Pat Summitt and Geno Auriemma put the sport on the national scene starting with their historic first matchup in 1995 that was a 1 vs 2 showdown. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

UConn vs Tennessee rivalry renewed in women's hoops Thursday

Jan. 22, 2020 5:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a decade, the rivalry in women's basketball was Tennessee and UConn. After a 13-year absence, the teams will play again Thursday night, broadcast at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN from Hartford, Connecticut. The powerhouse teams led by Hall of Fame coaches Pat Summitt and Geno Auriemma...