Tennessee coach Rick Barnes heads to his first Sweet 16 in over a decade looking for another win against an opponent the Vols beat last season to signify their emergence as a national contender.
After 10 years at the helm of the J.I. Burton boys basketball program, veteran coach Aaron Williams said it was time to call it quits. For now.
Gate City’s Zac Ervin was named the VHSCA co-player of the year for Class 2 boys basketball and players from two stout Class 2 rivals — Wise Central’s Brook Porter and Ridgeview’s Bailey Frazier — shared top honors for the girls.
“This moment is so big for us, so big for everybody in this program. It’s been a long journey. So I’m glad to be here.”
Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in NCAA tournament history Sunday, letting a 25-point lead slip away before Grant Williams asserted himself in overtime for an 83-77 victory over Iowa.
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.