Tennessee basketball ranked No. 2 after win over Texas

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Tennessee men’s basketball team achieved its highest ranking since the 2018-19 season after a comfortable win over No. 10 Texas.

Purdue retained its first spot in the Associated Press’s Top 25 poll for the second straight week, while Tennessee moved up two spots to No. 2 after its 82-71 win over No. 10 Texas.

It’s their highest rank since February 11, 2019, when the Vols, led by Grant Williams and Admiral Schofield, were the nation’s No. 1 team.

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Tennessee sophomore guard Zakai Zeigler was named SEC Player of the Week after scoring career-high 22 points and 10 assists against Texas.

The Vols have now won four games in a row after suffering their first home loss of the season to Kentucky on Jan. 14. Tennessee’s record now stands at 18-3. Their only other losses were a game against Colorado in Nashville and a 75-70 loss to Arizona, now ranked No. 5 in the most recent AP Poll, in December.

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Alabama dropped from 2nd to 4th after a surprise loss to Oklahoma. Tennessee will host the Crimson Tide on February 15 in a game that could have major implications for the SEC regular season title.

Tennessee will travel to Florida on Wednesday, February 1 before returning home to face off against former Vols head coach Bruce Pearl and No. 25-ranked Auburn on Saturday, February 4.

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