No. 1 Tennessee thumped Texas A&M Saturday night 93-76.
The Aggies made an impressive 12 three pointers, but Tennessee was too much down the stretch. Grant Williams led all scorers with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Lamonte Turner and Jordan Bone added 19 points and 18 points respectively.
Tennessee’s win also set a program record with 16 straight. UT improved to 20-1 overall, with the lone loss coming against then-No. 2 ranked Kansas 87-81 on November 23.
Can anyone in the SEC beat Tennessee? The best chance may be the Kentucky game on March 2.
Here’s the reaction following the Vols win:
The Tennessee offensive performance tonight at Texas A&M was an absolute clinic. 28 assists to 8 turnovers, 65% from field and 45% from three? Those are insane offensive numbers for any team no matter the conference opponent on the road.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 3, 2019
This Tennessee team reminds me so much of the 1995-96 Kentucky team. Those Cats had more surefire NBA talents, but the pace, the number of dangerous scorers and so many other things are so similar.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) February 3, 2019
Being #1 in the country in the regular season can almost be a burden if you don't handle it correctly. Our kids have been cool as a cucumber with it. They've embraced it and kept their feet and heads on the ground. Very, very impressive! #GBO #Vols pic.twitter.com/Qy9uiSeyrp
— The Vol Colonel (@TheVOLColonel) February 3, 2019
16. Straight. Wins.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) February 3, 2019