No. 8 Tennessee out to continue Missouri’s 12-game skid

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No. 8 Tennessee has been in peak offensive and defensive form heading into the stretch run of the Southeastern Conference season. The Volunteers (19-6, 9-3 SEC) rolled over Arkansas 92-63 and Vanderbilt 88-53 in their last two games. Now they will try to do the same to undermanned Missouri (8-17, 0-12) Tuesday in Knoxville, Tenn. The Tigers have lost 12 straight games. Tennessee coach Rick Barnes was able to spread playing time during the two lopsided victories, giving his starters some rest ahead of “March Madness” while giving some of his younger players more experience. Guard Dalton Knecht, the Volunteers’ leading scorer with 20.1 points per game, scored 14 points in 22 minutes against Vanderbilt. Guard Zakai Zeigler, who averages 11.0 per game, scored 14 in 24 minutes.


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