Basketball Vols put on spectacle against Eastern Kentucky

Basketball Vols put on spectacle against Eastern Kentucky

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Basketball Vols put on spectacle against Eastern Kentucky

KNOXVILLE — At Thompson-Boling Arena Wednesday night, Tennessee (5-1) seemed to finally hit a really fun gear fans have been waiting for all year.

The No. 6 Volunteers hosted the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky, and gave them a whole mess of highlights, walloping the visitors 95-67.

Team leaders Grant Williams and Admiral Schofield dazzled the crowd, scoring 20 and 21 respectively. But they weren’t the only ones putting on a show.

French Vol phenomenon Yves Pons, in his first career start, wowed the crowd with a flurry of threes, blocks, rebounds, and of course monster dunks. Pons is blossoming into a truly oppressive force all over the floor and he’s nowhere near his potential yet.

As a team, the Vols were greedy on the boards, shot well, defended hard, and (most importantly) got points and quality minutes from also the entire bench. Depth will be a major factor once big-time competition comes to town.

The Vols were so flashy and dominant that a clip of a ferocious Kyle Alexander alley-oop was on SportsCenter.

Tennessee’s next game is at home, Sunday at noon, when they take on the Islanders of Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The game will be televised by the SEC Network.

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