Just four weeks after reappearing in the coaches' poll, the Vols (18-3) made their Top 10 debut. Currently riding a seven-game winning streak, Tennessee got wins at both Kentucky and Georgia last week to jump four spots to No. 10.
Rodney Carney scored 21 points and Memphis (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) had six players finish in double figures in a 102-40 victory over Savannah State on Thursday night in the opening round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
Niels Giffey scored a career-high 24 points, hitting six 3-pointers, as No. 21 UConn finished off a season sweep of 19th-ranked Memphis by routing the Tigers 73-53 Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.