Nov 23

Tennessee loses 29-21 to No. 19 Missouri

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee’s difficult week ended with a painful loss. Maty Mauk threw a pair of touchdown passes & Marcus Murphy ran for two scores Saturday night as No. 19 Missouri defeated Tennessee 29-21 to maintain control of the SEC East race. Tennessee, which started a school-record seven true freshmen on offense & defense due to injuries & off-field issues, squandered an opportunity to make itself bowl-eligible. The Volunteers (5-6, 2-5 Southeastern Conference) must win next week at Vanderbilt to have a shot at their first bowl bid since 2010. “We’ve received a lot to accomplish with this football team,” Tennessee coach Butch Jones said. “We’re not going anywhere. Some people never even thought we’d be playing for a bowl game.” Missouri (9-2, 6-1) can clinch the East Division & a second consecutive appearance in the SEC championship game by winning at home Friday over Arkansas. A loss would send No. …

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Nov 23

North Carolina still undefeated

Charlotte, N.C. Kennedy Meeks had 19 points & 12 rebounds, Justin Jackson added 18 points & No. 6 North Carolina defeated Davidson 90-72 on Saturday to remain unbeaten. The Tar Heels (3-0) received 13 points from Marcus Paige & 10 points & seven rebounds from J.P. Tokoto for their first road win of the season. Meeks was 9 of 13 from the field as the taller & more athletic Tar Heels outshot Davidson 47 percent to 33 percent. North Carolina held a double-digit lead for the entire second half, then began to pull away late. The Tar Heels outrebounded the Wildcats 51-42. Peyton Aldridge had six 3-pointers & finished with 25 points to lead Davidson (2-1). Tyler Kalinowski added 12 points for the Wildcats. …

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Nov 23

Tennessee Tech edges Chattanooga 69-67

<!– google_ad_section_start –> COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Torrance Rowe scored 18 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the second half, to lead Tennessee Tech to a 69-67 comeback win over Chattanooga on Saturday night.Trailing 43-26 at the break, Tennessee Tech (2-1) steadily closed the margin through the second half & took the lead on Rowe’s trey during an 8-0 run that made it 68-65 with 31 seconds to play. Chattanooga (1-3) responded with a Justin Tuoyo dunk to narrow the gap yet couldn’t obtain any closer as Dwan Caldwell sank a free throw at the other end to cement the final score.Charles Jackson added 15 points & grabbed 11 rebounds, while Caldwell finished with nine points for the Golden Eagles, who shot just 35 percent from the floor in the first period yet averaged 50 percent in the second half comeback.Greg Pryor led Chattanooga with 12 points & Tre McLean had 11.BasketballSports & RecreationTennessee TechChattanooga<!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Nov 23

Tennessee scores TD on fake field goal and fan falls out of stands

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Tennessee converted a attractive fake field goal for a touchdown & one fan was so overcome with joy that he tumbled out of the stands in celebration. Holder Patrick Ashford threw a strike to Alex Ellis, who ran a go route & received behind Missouri’s defenders for the 31-yard touchdown. While you can see the defenders on the perimeter recognize the fake, the middle of the defense didn’t, & Ian Simon was too late to obtain to Ellis. View gallery. And as Ellis’ momentum carried him out the back of the end zone, he was joined by a fan on the field. A man tried to reach down & pat Ellis & his momentum sent him over the brick wall separating the stands from the field. View gallery. We feel for the woman in the black coat who was suddenly in the midst of chaos & had no chance to obtain out. Thankfully, the fan who fell out of the stands was uninjured & back in his spot after the fall. The fake gave Tennessee a 10-7 lead & the Vols & Tigers were tied 13-13 at halftime. …

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Nov 23

No. 19 Missouri outlasts Tennessee 29-21

<!– google_ad_section_start –> KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maty Mauk threw a pair of touchdown passes & Marcus Murphy ran for two scores Saturday night as No. 19 Missouri defeated Tennessee 29-21 to maintain control of the SEC East race.The Tigers (9-2, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) set a school record with their 10th straight road win.Missouri can clinch the East Division & earn a second straight trip to the SEC championship game by winning at home Friday over Arkansas. A loss would send No. 9 Georgia (9-2, 6-2) to Atlanta instead. Georgia is 10th & Missouri 20th in the College Football Playoff standings.Andrew Baggett’s 43-yard field goal broke a 13-all tie midway through the third quarter. Mauk threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to Jimmie Hunt & a 13-yard scoring strike to Bud Sasser in the fourth quarter.Tennessee (5-6, 2-5) must win next week at Vanderbilt to become bowl-eligible for the first time since 2010.The Volunteers cut the lead to 29-21 when Joshua Dobbs threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jason Croom with 1:52 remaining & delivered a two-point conversion on a quarterback keeper. Tennessee then rested its hopes on an onside kick.Tennessee recovered its first attempt, yet an offside penalty forced the Vols to kick again. Although Tennessee’s Justin Coleman recovered the next kick, officials ruled the Vols had touched the ball before it went the required 10 yards.Missouri won by containing a Tennessee offense that had averaged 47.5 points per game in Dobbs’ two previous starts. Missouri had six sacks & kept Tennessee’s offense out of the end zone until the final 2 minutes. …

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Nov 23

North Carolina rolls Davidson behind Meeks

North Carolina rolls Davidson behind Meeks CHARLOTTE – North Carolina coach Roy Williams wanted to send a message to Kennedy Meeks after two early mistakes, so he sat his star power forward less than three minutes into Saturday’s game against Davidson. His message was simple: “Play or sit.” Meeks, who played his prep basketball at nearby West Charlotte High, decided to play – & enjoyed one heck of a homecoming. The 6-foot-9, 270-pound Meeks overcame those two early defensive mistakes to score 19 points & 12 rebounds, leading No. 6 North Carolina to a 90-72 win over Davidson to remain unbeaten. Justin Jackson had 18 points, Marcus Paige had 13 points & J.P. Tokoto added 10 points & seven rebounds as the Tar Heels (3-0) recorded their first road win of the season. Meeks was 9 of 13 from the field as the taller & more athletic Tar Heels outshot the Wildcats 47 percent to 33 percent & outrebounded them, 51-42. “I thought I was going to have a offensive day,” Meeks said of his slow start. “That is something that you have to go through, yet I felt like I did pretty satisfactory after that.” When asked how he felt Meeks responded, Williams said, “nine of 13 for 19 points & 12 rebounds – I thought he did all right. And he was more active defensively, there’s no question approximately that.” Meeks, who said he shed 55 pounds this offseason & rebuilt his body, was active in transition with layups & moreover had a few nice up court passers leading to effortless points off the break. …

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