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Missed opportunities prove costly as Vols fall to Texas A&M, 67-61

Updated 5 hours, 9 minutes ago

After trailing by double digits for the majority of the second half, Tennessee had finally began to chip away at Texas A&M's lead.

Robert Hubbs nailed a three to draw the Volunteers within eight with 2:00 to play. On UT's next possession, it was Josh Richardson who drained one from beyond the arc to trim the deficit again.

A Derek Reese block on a Peyton Allen 3-point attempt on the other end gave the Vols an opportunity to make it a one-possession game with 1:19 left, and Kevin Punter decided to take it.

The junior ...

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David Cobb: Complacency enough to derail UT's recent successes

Updated 4 hours, 50 minutes ago

It is redundant to discuss the on-paper weaknesses of Tennessee’s basketball team. They are well-publicized, beyond UT’s control and have rarely mattered this season.

But it was something UT can control, intensity, that became a weakness and made the difference in Texas A&M’s 67-61 win over the Vols at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday afternoon.

The Aggies (13-5, 4-2 SEC) outscored UT 30-10 in the paint and out-toughed a Vols’ squad that, as it probably should have been, was manhandled by a much beefier A&M frontcourt.

Time after time though, by playing with ignorant bliss and ...

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Notebook: Kevin Punter steps up in Josh Richardson's absence

Updated 4 hours, 56 minutes ago

As the game turned: The sequence went by in a blur.

After trailing the majority of the second half by double digits, Tennessee had trimmed the Aggies' lead to five with 1:53 remaining. The fans at Thompson Boling arena, who had weathered Tennessee's ineptitude at the beginning of the second half, were on their feet, imploring the Volunteers to get a defensive stop.

Tennessee got the stop when Peyton Allen's 3-point attempt went sailing into the hands of Armani Moore.

The crowd roared. Moore passed the ball on an outlet to Kevin Punter. Punter had a lane ...

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Vols downed by Tigers in four overtimes

Mon Nov 12, 2012 03:00 a.m.

In a game that looked like it would go Tennessee's way, the Volunteers couldn't put away the Missouri Tigers and eventually fell 51-48 in four overtimes.

"It's a hard loss and we fought good and our players ...


Rivera, Hunter pace Vols in losing effort

Mon Nov 12, 2012 03:00 a.m.

Tennessee's season-long defensive woes took a rest in the first half on Saturday before reemerging to plague the Vols down the stretch in a 51-48 overtime loss to Missouri.

Offensively, though, the Vols remained potent — like they have been ...

Arts & Culture

Rock ’n’ roll legend plays Bijou

Mon Nov 12, 2012 03:00 a.m.

Lindsey Buckingham, renowned guitarist and male lead singer of Fleetwood Mac, will perform at 8 p.m. tonight at the Bijou Theatre.

Buckingham, whose signature fingerpicking style has earned him a place on Rolling Stone's list of most influential ...

Guest Column

Abortion protesters lack influence

Mon Nov 12, 2012 03:00 a.m.

As many people saw last week, there was a pro-life group on Pedestrian Walkway protesting abortion. The pro-life presentation was disturbing to many people; images of late-term abortions illegal in the United States were featured in huge displays. The display ...