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Dalton Knecht scores 39 to lead No. 4 Tennessee past No. 11 Auburn 92-84

Feb. 28, 2024 22:46 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dalton Knecht matched his career high with 39 points, including 27 in the second half, to lift No. 4 Tennessee to a 92-84 victory over No. 11 Auburn on Wednesday night. The Volunteers (22-6, 12-3 Southeastern Conference) trailed 63-55 before Knecht took over...

Knecht, Aidoo lead No. 5 Tennessee past Texas A&M, 86-51

Feb. 24, 2024 23:14 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dalton Knecht scored 24 points and No. 5 Tennessee beat Texas A&M 86-51 on Saturday night to tie Alabama for the Southeastern Conference lead and give coach Rick Barnes his 800th Division I victory. The 69-year-old Barnes became the 14th coach to win 800...

Dalton Knecht shoots up NBA draft boards, helping No. 5 Vols chase Final Four

Feb. 22, 2024 13:21 PM EST

Dalton Knecht's decision to transfer to Tennessee and hopefully improve his NBA draft stock sure seems poised to pay off. Both for him and the fifth-ranked Volunteers. The 6-foot-6 forward leads the Southeastern Conference with 24.4 points per game since league play...

Knecht gets hot in second half, scores 17 as No. 5 Tennessee rallies past Mizzou, 72-67

Feb. 20, 2024 21:51 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes asked the young guys on his bench at halftime, when the fifth-ranked Volunteers were losing to struggling Missouri, what they needed to turn things around over the final 20 minutes. “They said, ‘I think we need more effort,’”...

Knecht, Zeigler lead No. 8 Tennessee to 88-53 rout of Vanderbilt

Feb. 17, 2024 21:01 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dalton Knecht and Zakai Zeigler scored 14 points apiece to lead No. 8 Tennessee to an 88-53 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday night. Josiah-Jordan James had 13 points, Santiago Vescovi scored 12 and Jonas Aidoo added 11 points and eight rebounds as the...

No. 8 Tennessee blows out Arkansas 92-63 behind 23 points and 12 rebounds from Aidoo

Feb. 15, 2024 00:13 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jonas Aidoo had 23 points and 12 rebounds as No. 8 Tennessee cruised past Arkansas 92-63 on Wednesday night, the biggest blowout in 55 meetings between the teams. Dalton Knecht, the SEC’s second-leading scorer entering the game, finished two points...

Radford and Taylor combine for 52 points as Texas A&M gets 85-69 win over No. 6 Tennessee

Feb. 10, 2024 23:39 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Tyrece Radford had 27 points and Wade Taylor IV added 25 as Texas A&M never trailed in an 85-69 win over No. 6 Tennessee on Saturday night. The victory is the third straight and fifth in the last six games for Texas A&M (15-8, 6-4 Southeastern...

Dalton Knecht scores 27 to lead No. 6 Tennessee over LSU 88-68

Feb. 07, 2024 22:14 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dalton Knecht had 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lead No. 6 Tennessee to an 88-68 victory over LSU on Wednesday night. Zakai Zeigler had 17 points, nine assists and five steals and Jordan Gainey came off the bench to score 18 for the Volunteers...

AP Player of the Week: Rob Dillingham put up strong numbers even in defeat for No. 17 Kentucky

Feb. 06, 2024 14:03 PM EST

The Associated Press national player of the week in men’s basketball for Week 13 of the season: ROB DILLINGHAM, KENTUCKY The 6-foot-3 freshman guard from Hickory, North Carolina, had two strong performances last week even as the 17th-ranked Wildcats lost twice. The...

Ta'Lon Cooper and B.J. Mack lead the way as South Carolina surprises No. 5 Tennessee 63-59

Jan. 30, 2024 21:30 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ta'Lon Cooper hit a critical 3-pointer with 40 seconds left and scored 18 points, and B.J. Mack added 16 points to lead South Carolina to a 63-59 victory over No. 5 Tennessee on Tuesday night. Myles Stute scored 13 points for the Gamecocks (18-3, 6-2...