NCAAB Game Recap - Tennessee at Virginia Commonwealth
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:00 PM EST

Tenn
72
VACom
69
F
Sac
45
Colora
59
F
Lipsco
62
Xav
87
F
Amer
64
Albany
68
F
ChiSt
54
AlSt
67
F
MorSt
57
N AL
67
F
Wagn
63
StJon
86
F
StFNY
59
StPet
67
F
Detr
81
Ohio
91
F
Drex
60
UMBC
85
F
JacSt
60
Chat
63
F
(N/A)
70
MsVl
124
F
SDak
72
NoAZ
76
F
UNCG
65
GTown
61
F
McNee
71
Tex
73
F
Jacksn
61
NCAT
45
F
MOStL
55
IndSt
62
F
Sien
62
Colg
72
F
W&M
77
Buff
88
F
Princ
87
Buck
77
F
BC
44
Rich
64
F
MTTec
63
BYU
98
F
(N/A)
53
Troy
104
F
(N/A)
51
SamH
86
F
ETSU
67
ArkLR
63
F
TocF
59
Presb
87
F
Denv
51
SEMO
66
F
USC-Up
47
Charl
83
F
Stetsn
53
Kent
77
F
ECU
89
JMU
99
F
SDSt
50
Ind
64
F
MtStM
73
How
56
F
Leh
64
Colum
68
F
Navy
76
Brown
56
F
Dart
69
BGSU
76
F
N DA
80
GaSo
68
F
YSU
72
CenMI
88
F
SFA
76
ArkSt
57
F
NoKY
60
Ark
66
F
Hartfo
55
TxSt
69
F
Fres
72
CSNor
73
F
CoCar
92
DelSt
77
F
RobM
59
Clev
70
F
CS-Ful
55
SCla
70
F
(N/A)
62
NOrl
79
F
FlaSt
63
Purd
60
F(OT)
Campbl
51
FlGlf
46
F
Evans
70
IUPUI
64
F
Oakl
63
Toled
65
F
StFPA
79
StJos
63
F
Army
66
Maris
64
F(OT)
UNH
69
FlInt
70
F
UNLV
65
Cin
72
F(OT)
PVAM
79
TexSA
72
F
WIGB
98
MTSt
72
F
IPFW
71
GrCan
60
F
Tuls
67
Vand
58
F
TXAMC
55
TexPA
52
F
Lamar
73
TXSo
76
F
W IL
67
UMKC
68
F
Belm
71
MidTN
59
F
Samf
57
LaTec
78
F
SDCh
59
CSBak
87
F
Ida
55
Seatt
74
F
E MI
56
UCIrv
77
F

Nov 30, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(17) Tennessee (6-1)

37

35

72

(20) Virginia Commonwealth (6-2)

26

43

69

Turner’s buzzer-beater gives No. 17 Vols win over No. 20 VCU
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:42 PM

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) Tennessee coach Rick Barnes saved a timeout in the waning seconds against VCU, allowing the Volunteers to get to the frontcourt and inbound the ball with 1.7 seconds remaining in a tie game. And he knew he had a player he could count on in that situation.

Lamonte Turner hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer from the right corner, giving the 17th-ranked Volunteers a 72-69 victory over No. 20 VCU in the Emerald Coast Classic third-place game on Saturday.

"He's got a feel for it," Barnes said. "He's competitive. That's what we always thought his biggest talent is. He's competitive, spirited, and he's not afraid to make the play in that kind of situation. There's no doubt that in late-game situations, it's not as much about plays as it is about players."

VCU's De'Riante Jenkins hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left to tie the game at 69-all. After the timeout, the Vols' point guard took a pass from James Joshua-Jordan and got the shot off as the clock ran out.

"I leaned back so I could see the rim," Turner said. "I knew it was good the second it left my hand."

Turner's shot spoiled a dramatic comeback by the Rams (6-2), who trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half.

John Fulkerson led Tennessee (6-1) with 17 points and seven rebounds. Jordan Bowden added 14 points and Turner scored 12 for the Vols.

Marcus Santos-Silva led VCU with 22 points and Jenkins had 15.

VCU trailed 37-26 at the half but chipped away and took its first lead of the second half on a jumper by KeShawn Curry at 58-56 with 6:42 to go.

Fulkerson put Tennessee ahead 69-66 by blocking a shot, grabbing a rebound and then hitting a pair of free throws after he was fouled, setting up the clutch 3-pointers in the final seconds.

BIG PICTURE

Tennessee: The Vols bounced back from their loss to Florida State in the Emerald Coast Classic semifinals on Friday. Although Tennessee never led in that game, the Vols narrowed the final margin to three points against a Florida State team was just a few votes short of making the AP Top 25. The road doesn't get any easier, though. After a home game against Florida A&M, the Vols entertain No. 16 Memphis. The schedule also includes a visit to Cincinnati and a home game against Wisconsin, both currently unranked but in the next tier of teams, before Southeast Conference play begins in January.

VCU: It was a tough couple days in the Florida Panhandle for the Rams, who saw their season-opening six game winning streak - the best start in school history - turn into a two-game skid. The losses to Purdue and No. 17 Tennessee likely will lead to VCU's exit from the AP Top 25. The schedule, though, gets easier with no more Power 5 opponents ahead.

LOOKING ON THE BRGHT SIDE

VCU coach Mike Rhoades was pleased with the way his team played.

"I thought our guys were moving the ball better," Rhoades said. "We scored 43 points in the second half against a very good team because we played with flow and had transition baskets. I thought we played really well inside-out and guys were really keeping the ball hot. It just shows when we play that way, we can score."

WE'LL MEET AGAIN

Three of the four top-tier teams in this year's Emerald Coast Classic will participate in another holiday tournament next November. Tennessee, Florida State and VCU will be part of an eight-team field in the Charleston Classic in South Carolina next year. Oklahoma State, Penn State, Houston, Seaton Hall and the College of Charleston round out the field. Purdue, meanwhile, will play in the 2020 Cancun Challenge against Clemson, Mississippi State and Illinois State.

UP NEXT

VCU hosts Old Dominion next Saturday.

Tennessee hosts Florida A&M on Wednesday.

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More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25

Leaders

Tennessee PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Fulkerson 17 0 1 7 0 1
J. Bowden 14 0 1 6 0 0
Virginia Commonwealth PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Crowfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Santos-Silva 22 0 0 11 2 1

Team Comparison

Tenn VACom
Points For 72 69
Field Goals 26/54-48% 22/57-39%
Three Pointers 5/15-33% 7/15-47%
Free Throws 15/16-94% 18/23-78%
Offensive Rebounds 7 9
Defensive Rebounds 30 19
Rebounds 39 30
Blocks 3 5
Steals 3 6
Turnovers 13 5
Personal Fouls 16 18
Technical Fouls 1 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Tenn Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 30 Tenn 72 @ VACom 69 O. Nkamhoua 4 C. Douglas 2

Game Information

Stadium: The Arena at NW Florida St, Niceville, Florida
Attendance: 2,500
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