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  1. Kentucky rolls on, picks up rare road win

    Chris Low

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- John Calipari could have used a thesaurus at halftime Sunday of Kentucky's come-from-behind 64-58 victory over Tennessee. He was looking for different ways to call his Wildcats soft. "It wasn't friendly. I went right down th...

    Blog | March 06, 2011
  2. Wall: We weren't going to be punked

    Chris Low

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In the words of Kentucky freshman guard John Wall, the Wildcats weren't going to be punked this time. They felt like that's what happened the last time they played Tennessee. The Vols played harder, played tougher and played li...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  3. Today in the SEC tournament

    Chris Low

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The coaches in this league bristle any time they hear it, but they've heard it often over the last two years. The SEC just ain't what it used to be when it comes to hoops. That's what happens when only three teams from the l...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  4. Tennessee 76, Ole Miss 65

    Chris Low

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee can be a tough team to watch, especially offensively. But the Vols' half-court defense right now is as good as it's been under Bruce Pearl, and it's the reason they find themselves in the SEC tournament semifinals for...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  5. Pearl: We looked like Kentucky shooting 3's

    Chris Low

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl never hesitates to stoke the rivalry with Kentucky. Both on and off the floor. Following Tennessee's woeful shooting performance in its 59-49 victory over LSU on Thursday in the first round of the...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  6. Vanderbilt takes charge when it counts

    Chris Low

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- After hanging around for much of the game, Vanderbilt was at its best Wednesday when it counted most. The Commodores hit every big shot and made every key play in the final 10 minutes. They extended their winning streak to 10 g...

    Blog | January 27, 2010
  7. Vols come to life late in the first half

    Chris Low

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Bruce Pearl's orange jacket was loud enough. But the loudest roar of the first half Wednesday came just before the buzzer when Pearl's son, Steven, flew in for a nifty reverse layup on a fast break to give Tennessee its biggest...

    Blog | January 27, 2010
  8. Orange jacket on full display

    Chris Low

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- It's an orange jacket game for Bruce Pearl, which means either Kentucky or Vanderbilt must be in town. In this case, it's the red-hot Commodores, and it's Pearl's way of paying homage to former Tennessee coach Ray Mears. Pea...

    Blog | January 27, 2010
  9. Cards' stifling defense and high energy sap the Vols

    Chris Low

    Tennessee used its high-energy defense and its fast-paced offense to stifle opponents this season. And that's exactly what Louisville did to the Vols in the Sweet 16, writes Chris Low.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2008
  10. Point made for Tennessee guards

    Chris Low

    During its win over Butler, Tennessee seemingly changed point guards on every possession. It was confusing, but it worked, writes Chris Low.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2008
  11. Coaches' show promises to be as exciting as the 1 vs. 2 showdown

    Chris Low

    The Memphis-Tennessee matchup pits the top two teams in the country against one another for state bragging rights. But the game within the game -- the posturing and the war of words between Bruce Pearl and John Calipari -- promises to be just as exciting, writes Chris Low.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2008
  12. Vols grind out a victory against Mississippi State

    Chris Low

    Bruce Pearl's teams are known more for their flashy offense than their grind-it-out defense. But against Mississippi State, the Vols dug deep, found a way to win and looked like a Final Final contender again, writes Chris Low.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2008
  13. Pearl has transformed the Vols into national contenders

    Chris Low

    Don't look now, but Tennessee's once-moribund basketball program is now a national contender. And Bruce Pearl -- like him or hate him for his antics -- is the catalyst, writes Chris Low.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2007