UCLA put a rapid end to Tennessee’s 38th consecutive appearance in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, blunting a second-half comeback bid for an 89-77 opening-round victory Saturday.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 20 points, Kerry Blackshear added 15 and fourth-seeded Virginia Tech earned its first NCAA tournament win in 12 years by beating No. 13 seed Saint Louis 66-52 on Friday night.
Tennessee held off a second-half rally by No. 15 seed Colgate for a 77-70 win Friday and advanced to play Iowa on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
The Cumberland District co-players of the year have been named to the VHSL Class 1 all-state boys basketball team.
With head coach Steve Forbes and his family headed to Iowa after the death of his father Lowell, the Bucs fell 102-94 to Green Bay in the Collegeinsider.com Postseason Tournament on Wednesday night at Freedom Hall.
Central, under the direction of hall of fame coach Robin Dotson, have won three straight VHSL Class 2 state titles, five out of the last six championships and have made appearances in six of the last seven state title games.
It wasn’t where the East Tennessee State men’s basketball team wanted the season to end, but the Bucs take playing in the Collegeinsider.com Postseason Tournament seriously.
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University High, coming off an appearance in the TSSAA Class A baseball tournament and returning key players, is favored to win the 2019 Watauga Valley Conference title.
ETSU accepted a bid to the Collegeinsider.com Postseason Tournament late Sunday night and will host Green Bay on Wednesday at Freedom Hall.
No. 22 Auburn won its first Southeastern Conference tournament championship since 1985 by routing eighth-ranked Tennessee 84-64 on Sunday.
What mattered most for participants in Saturday’s Southwest Virginia Fellowship of Christian Athletes basketball games was the chance to put on their high school uniforms one more time and play the game they love.
Lamonte’ Turner sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left and No. 8 Tennessee rallied to beat No. 4 Kentucky 82-78 in a thriller of a Southeastern Conference semifinal game Saturday.
No. 8 Tennessee defeated Mississippi State 83-76 on Friday to advance to an SEC tournament semifinal meeting with No. 4 Kentucky on Saturday.
Football coach Jeremy Pendergraft and boys basketball coach Brian Coomer both submitted their resignations to the Lee County School Board this week, though both plan to keep teaching at Lee.