AlKansas twelve o’clock | Total Basketball

Tennessee defeated Kansas and reaped its twelfth victory in the NCAA. Santiago Vescovi’s team had no problems against one of the strongest teams in the Big 12.

On a new day of American college basketball, the Tennessee and Kansas programs faced each other. The former had as their closest precedent the victory at home against Mississippi State, while the latter came from beating Texas Christian at home. Those led by Rick Barnes began with Santiago Vescovi, Jaden Springer, Keon Johnson, Yves Pons and John Fulkerson. For their part, those led by Bill Self did it with Dajuan Harris, Marcus Garrett, Ochai Agbaji, Christian Braun and David McCormack.

The match held at the Thompson-Boling Arena presented a favorable start to the Volunteers, who, with the help of an inspired Santiago Vescovi, hurting with his medium and long distance throw, managed to open the first advantage of the match. With a good contribution in the painting of Yves Pons and John Fulkerson, the local cast continued to increase the difference in the score. The Jayhawks had big problems on defense, while on the other side they were overly reliant on what David McCormack could generate at the low post. A couple of consecutive scores from Ochai Agbaji, the visit managed to narrow the gap. However, upon the closing of the initial stage, the T regained control of the shares. During this period, the figure of Jaden Springer was important, adding to what the French Pons continued to do.

At the beginning of the second half, the homeowner was in front of the electronic by 40 to 26. At the start of the complement, an extremely open process could be observed, in which both teams exchanged attack for attack. Knoxville’s did a lot of damage in the paint with Pons and Fulkerson, meanwhile, Lawrence’s hurt with Marcus Garrett’s penetrations. Averaging the period, thanks to the perimeter scoring of Victor Bailey Jr, those led by Rick Barnes opened an income of more than 20 points, which would be lapidary for the aspirations of those led by Bill Self. Ultimately, Tennessee was left with the victory 80-61 and thus reached a record of 12-3 (5-3 SEC), leaving Kansas with a record of 11-6 (5-4 Big 12).

In the winner, the figure of Yves Pons stood out, scoring 17 points and grabbing 5 rebounds, well seconded by Jaden Springer with 13 points and 3 assists. On the loser’s side, David McCormack finished as the leading scorer with 17 points.

Uruguayan point guard Santiago Vescovi scored 7 points (1/1 triples and 2/3 doubles), captured 6 rebounds and distributed 1 assist in the 31 minutes that he remained in the rectangle, reaching a total valuation of 12.

The next commitment of our compatriot’s team will be on Tuesday, when he has to face the University of Mississippi in the city of Oxford.

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