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Nkamhoua, Zeigler lead No. 4 Tennessee over No. 10 Texas

Jan. 28, 2023 21:29 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Olivier Nkamhoua scored 27 points and Zakai Zeigler had 22 points and 10 assists to lead No. 4 Tennessee over No. 10 Texas 82-71 on Saturday night in an SEC/Big 12 Challenge. The raucous crowd of more than 20,000 at Thompson-Boling Arena watched the...

Sears' 32 lead UT Martin over Southern Indiana 86-83 in OT

Jan. 28, 2023 19:52 PM EST

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Jordan Sears' 32 points led UT Martin past Southern Indiana 86-83 in overtime on Saturday night. Sears added five assists for the Skyhawks (15-8, 7-3 Ohio Valley Conference). KJ Simon scored 21 points and added 12 rebounds and five blocks. KK Curry was 6-of-9...

Gordon scores 25, Little Rock defeats Tennessee Tech 91-89

Jan. 28, 2023 19:52 PM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Deantoni Gordon had 25 points in Little Rock's 91-89 victory over Tennessee Tech on Saturday night. Gordon added nine rebounds for the Trojans (7-16, 3-7 Ohio Valley Conference). Myron Gardner added 21 points and seven rebounds. CJ White finished with 13...

Fitzgerald scores 22, Tennessee State beats Lindenwood 83-66

Jan. 28, 2023 17:59 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. had 22 points to lead Tennessee State to an 83-66 victory over Lindenwood on Saturday. Fitzgerald also had six assists for the Tigers (12-11, 4-6 Ohio Valley Conference). Zion Griffin added 19 points and 10 rebounds. Adong Makuoi...

Authorities capture 2 Virginia inmates in Tennessee

Jan. 28, 2023 12:18 PM EST

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Two inmates who fled a southwest Virginia jail were being held without bond on Saturday after they were captured in northeast Tennessee, authorities said. Officers located Johnny Shane Brown and Albert Lee Ricketson in a barn on Friday in Rogersville,...

Falcons hire defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen from Saints

Jan. 27, 2023 19:18 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons found their new defensive coordinator from an NFC South rival’s coaching staff on Friday by hiring Ryan Nielsen, the former New Orleans Saints co-defensive coordinator. Nielsen replaces Dean Pees, 73, who retired on Jan. 9 following...

Search continues in Virginia and Tennessee for jail escapees

Jan. 27, 2023 12:48 PM EST

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia and Tennessee are continuing their search Friday for two inmates who escaped from a regional jail. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the two inmates escaped Thursday afternoon from a recreational yard at the Southwest Virginia...

Senechal, Edwards lead No. 5 UConn past Tennessee 84-67

Jan. 27, 2023 09:03 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lou Lopez Senechal scored 26 points and Aaliyah Edwards added 25 to lead No. 5 Connecticut to a 84-67 victory over Tennessee in a matchup of iconic women's basketball programs on Thursday night. Aubrey Griffen and Dorka Juhasz each scored 13 points for the...

Pandemic, culture wars revive 'school choice' policy push

Jan. 27, 2023 08:07 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nichole Mason first became concerned when she learned administrators at her children's public school were allowing transgender students to use girls' bathrooms. Her frustrations mounted when she felt her children's next school went too far with how they enforced COVID...

Russell scores 30, SE Missouri State downs Tennessee State

Jan. 26, 2023 23:30 PM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Phillip Russell recorded 30 points as Southeast Missouri State beat Tennessee State 92-75 on Thursday night. Russell added nine assists for the Redhawks (11-11, 6-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Aquan Smart scored 14 points and added six rebounds and four...