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article imageCollege Basketball: Volunteers Topple Jayhawks

By Michael Bearak     Jan 10, 2010 in Sports
The #15 Tennessee Volunteers used a solid day of shooting around the court to topple the #1 ranked Kansas Jayhawks 76-68.
The Tennessee Volunteers shot 26 for 54 (.481) from the field and .500 from behind the 3-point arch as well as .517 to beat college basketball's top ranked Kansas Jayhawks Sunday in Knoxville.
The game was tied at 33 all at half time before the Volunteers pulled away. The Jayhawks led briefly in the second half with 18:01 left in the game, but then the Volunteers put some distance between the two teams only to have the Jayhawks claw back into the game and close the gap to one-point with 4:21 left in the game.
Sherron Collins scored 22 points for Kansas but was just 7 for 20 from the field. The Jayhawks as a whole only shot .377 from the field on a 23 for 61 day.
The victory made Bruce Pearl 2-2 against top ranked teams. In 2008 the Volunteers knocked off Memphis 66-62 for Bruce Pearl's first victory against a top ranked team. The Vols have also won three of their last four games against top-5 ranked teams.
The loss today was the fifth top-10 loss of the weekend. Only two undefeated teams remain, Texas at #2 and Kentucky at #3.
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