Pons scores 17 as No. 18 Tennessee beats No. 15 Kansas 80-61
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Yves Pons scored 17 points, and No. 18 Tennessee never trailed in beating 15th-ranked Kansas 80-61 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
The Volunteers (12-3) won their second straight and notched their second win against a Top 15 opponent this season, a much-needed boost to their resume after COVID-19 issues scratched No. 1 Gonzaga, No. 14 Wisconsin and also a trip to Notre Dame.
This was just Tennessee’s second win all-time against Kansas in six games. The Vols now are 5-2 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
Kansas (11-6) now has lost four of five and dropped to 4-4 against ranked opponents this season.
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