Vols fall in AP Top 25 college basketball poll

The AP Top 25 college basketball poll announced the Vols at number 8 in the latest poll.
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Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 4:23 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 10:41 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The AP Top 25 college basketball poll announced the Vols at No. 8 in the latest version of the poll. The drop comes after the Vols fell short against Arizona last week.

The Vols fell narrowly to Arizona, 75-70. Tennessee shot 42 percent from the field and was eight of 27 from beyond the arc.

Sophomore guard Zakai Zeigler, led the Vols with a career-high 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting a career-high-tying six rebounds.

He said after the loss, “Just another lesson learned that we know what we have and we didn’t play well as a team all together. But some guys made shots including myself and some didn’t and it’s a completely different ball game. But we can’t control if the ball goes in or if the ball goes out but we control what we can control. We just got to go out there and give it our all. We know we’re a really good basketball team.”

The loss against the Wildcats marks the team’s second loss on the season.

The Vols return to Knoxville to host Austin Peay Wednesday at 6:00 p.m..

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