Today is Friday, February 17th, and there is no better time to be on Rocky Top.
Knoxville has been on cloud 9 ever since taking away Alabama’s pride for a second time this year. In this week’s Tennessee Volunteers news, we will feature a brief recap on Wednesday night’s victory versus the Tide, NCAA Baseball’s return, new College Football rules, and more.
DOWN GOES NO. 1
There’s no better feeling than knocking off the No. 1 seed at home, but the fact that it was Alabama makes it all sweeter. The Vols rode on the backs of 5 key players that helped take home the victory on Wednesday.
Aidoo stepped up when he needed to most. He played for 27 minutes last night and put up a 12-point 11 rebound double-double. He played outstanding basketball every second that he was on the court and helped the Vols secure this much-needed victory.
Olivier has been stepping up in a big way recently and has been dominating every single statistical category. He is a leader on the floor and is one of their best defensive players. Nkamhoua played for 24 minutes and had 9 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist.
Zeigler has been nothing but spectacular this season and proved last night why he is one of the best, if not the best, point guards in the SEC. Zakai shot 33% from three-point land, tallied 15 points, and had 8 assists. On top of this, he was harassing the Alabama offense all game long and didn’t let up any uncontested shots.
Vescovi was shooting the lights out of the ball last night and ended the game with 15 points. He was all over the place shutting down the Alabama offense and snagged 8 rebounds. He also was very consistent from behind the arc shooting 50% and 40% from the field.
Uros was making the Alabama offense look silly all night long, and came to life on offense. He only played for 13 minutes, but still managed to record 10 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. Uros was electric last night and hopefully continues to dominate as the Vols get closer to March.
Tonight the Volunteers kick off their season against the Arizona Wildcats. Vols baseball comes into the season ranked No. 2 and the game tonight should be a great one.
The Vols will be participating in an event called the MLB Desert Invitational field which will include:
Tennessee, Arizona, Fresno State, Grand Canyon, Michigan State, and San Diego.
According to Unnecessary Roughness on Twitter:
"“Criminal penalties would be given to those who try and rush onto a College Football field if the newly introduces bill to the Florida Legislature, by Corey Simon of Tallahassee, is passed”"