Star SG Active For Tennessee Basketball Against LSU

Tennessee shooting guard Santiago Vescovi is active for the Vols’ Saturday afternoon matchup at LSU, a Tennessee spokesperson confirmed to RTI. Vescovi was questionable for the game and limited in Tennessee’s open practice Thursday after re-injuring his left shoulder in the first half of the Vols’ loss against Kentucky last Saturday. The First Team All-SEC […]

Tennessee Updates Practice Status of Tyreke Key, Santiago Vescovi

Santiago Vescovi

Tennessee provided an update for two veteran guards on Thursday after both Santiago Vescovi and Tyreke Key missed the Mississippi State game on Tuesday night. Vescovi was ruled out for the previous game as he dealt with a left shoulder injury that had flared up during the Kentucky loss the Saturday before. The injury caused […]

Tennessee Shooting Guard Out Against Mississippi State

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Tennessee shooting guard Santiago Vescovi is out for Tuesday night’s matchup against Mississippi State, KnoxNews’ Mike Wilson first reported and a Tennessee spokesperson confirmed to Rocky Top Insider Tuesday night. Vescovi re-injured his left shoulder in Tennessee’s 63-56 loss against Kentucky Saturday. The All-SEC shooting guard seemingly injured his shooting shoulder diving on the ground […]

How Santiago Vescovi Reminds Jerry Stackhouse Of An NBA Hall Of Famer

Where SEC Stands in Previous Top 25 Rankings

Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse knows as much about the NBA as any SEC head coach after playing in the league for 19 seasons. After Tennessee handed Vanderbilt is 11th consecutive loss in the series Tuesday night, Stackhouse detailed how Vols’ shooting guard Santiago Vescovi reminds him of a NBA Hall of Famer he played against. […]

Three Quick Takeaways: Tennessee Bludgeons Mississippi State

Julian Phillips’ pump faked before pulling the trigger on a three-pointer that bounced off nearly every inch of the rim before falling through the net. It was that type of night for Tennessee basketball. Tennessee (12-2, 2-0 SEC) made nine-of-14 first half three-point attempts on its way to opening up a 24-point halftime advantage in […]

Propensity To Make Fix-It Plays Driving Tennessee Basketball’s Elite Defense

Santiago Vescovi Achieves Milestone Against Arizona

Tennessee basketball has the nation’s best defense, perching atop the KenPom adjusted defensive efficiency rankings for the sixth straight week. The Vols are tenacious defending the perimeter, turning up the heat at a moment’s notice while the return of Olvier Nkamhoua and progression of Jonas Aidoo gives Tennessee strong rim protection. One area Tennessee excels […]

Vescovi’s Offense, Aidoo’s Defense Propels Tennessee Past Ole Miss

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OXFORD, Miss — Santiago Vescovi is the Ole Miss killer and he doesn’t even know it. A year after scoring 12 points in the final four minutes plus overtime to claw Tennessee to a comeback win over Ole Miss, the senior shooting guard did it again. Only, Vescovi doesn’t remember doing it the first time. “To […]

Everything Rick Barnes Said After Tennessee’s SEC Opening Win At Ole Miss

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Tennessee basketball knocked off Ole Miss, 63-59, in Oxford to open up SEC play in the win column Wednesday evening. The Vols fell behind 10 points in the first half before slowly crawling back into the game and holding on late to secure the win. Santiago Vescovi’s game-high 22 points highlighted a strong night for […]

Three Quick Takeaways: Tennessee Outlasts Ole Miss In Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. — Tennessee overcame a double-digit first half deficit to claw back and defeat Ole Miss, 63-59, to open SEC play Wednesday evening. The Vols used an extended second half run to open up a lead and held on for dear life thanks to elite defense. Here’s three quick takeaways as Tennessee survives on […]

Everything Rick Barnes Said After Tennessee Dominated Austin Peay

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Tennessee capped off its pre conference play with a dominant, 86-44, victory over Austin Peay at Thompson-Boling Arena Wednesday night. The Vols jumped out to a 20-2 lead and never looked back cruising to the victory over the instate foe. In Tennessee’s last game before SEC play, Santiago Vescovi broke out of his shooting slump […]