KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee turned up its defensive intensity to produce a surprisingly lopsided victory over Georgia Tech.Shembari Phillips and Grant Williams each scored 14 points as Tennessee cruised to an 81-58 triumph over the Yellow Jackets, who hadnt trailed an opponent by more than eight points all season before Saturday.Overall, thats something we can continue to build on, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said of his teams defensive effort. Thats got to really be the staple of who we are.Tennessee (3-3) was returning from a nine-day layoff after going 1-2 in the Maui Invitational last week, but it was Georgia Tech that looked like it hadnt played in over a week. Tennessee stayed in control virtually the entire way and led by as many as 28 points.Georgia Tech (4-3) played without usual starting guard Justin Moore, who stayed in Atlanta because of a stomach virus. Josh Heath, who made 15 starts in 2015-16, started in Moores place and scored just two points while shooting 0 for 7.Our mentality has been attack, attack, attack, Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner said. We played `un-attack today. We played real passive. I was disappointed in our energy level. That falls on my shoulders. Hopefully I can analyze and examine some things and decide what we can do to get better.Tennessee was playing its third straight game without Jordan Bone, who has a stress fracture in his left foot. Bone had been Tennessees starting point guard before his injury. The Vols also played a third straight game without forward Admiral Schofield due to a violation of team rules.The Vols overcame the absence of those two guys by getting big contributions from just about everyone who did play.Williams 14 points represented a career high for the freshman forward. Phillips, a natural shooting guard playing point guard for now, had five rebounds and a career-high seven assists with only one turnover.I feel like I can play off the ball and I can play on the ball, Phillips said. Whatever the team needs at the time... if somebody steps up and (Barnes) feels like theyre doing a better job than me, Ill move back to the wing. But personally I do enjoy playing the point. Im going to continue to get better at it every day.John Fulkerson scored 12 points and Robert Hubbs III added 10 points for Tennessee.Quinton Stephens scored 15, Christian Matthews had 14 and Josh Okogie added 11 for Georgia Tech. Ben Lammers had 10 points and 14 rebounds.THE TAKEAWAYGeorgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets offense didnt look quite the same without Moore, who averages a team-high 4.8 assists per game. Georgia Tech shot a season-low 32.7 percent from the floor and committed a season-high 19 turnovers.I thought their athleticism bothered us in some areas, Pastner said. We would get to the paint, but we would just throw up a `hope shot. Hopes a bad strategy.Tennessee: The Vols didnt look intimidated at all against a Georgia Tech team that entered the day with nine blocks per game to lead all Division I teams. Tennessee shot 52.8 percent from the floor and had only two of its shots blocked.OVERDUE OFFENSETennessee forward Lew Evans, a Utah State graduate transfer, had seven points, six rebounds and three assists Saturday after failing to score in his first five games with his new team. Evans had averaged 8.4 points per game at Utah State last season.KEY STATGeorgia Tech shot 46.2 percent (6 of 13) from 3-point range but just 28.6 percent (12 of 42) from inside the arc. The Yellow Jackets missed 16 of their first 17 two-point attempts.NEXT UPGeorgia Tech: At VCU on Wednesday.Tennessee: Hosts Presbyterian on Tuesday.---More AP College Basketball: http://collegebasketball.ap.org Marlon Mack Jersey . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. Marshall Faulk Jersey . The 20-year-old Pelicans big man glanced up and smiled widely at the well-wishers -- a fitting end to a day he wont soon forget. Davis responded to his selection earlier in the day as a Western Conference All-Star with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night. http://www.coltsfansshop.com/Colts-Erik-Swoope-Draft-Jersey/ . Klitschkos management company says the bout will be the Ukrainian fighters 25th world championship fight. The 1.83-meter (6-foot) Leapai defeated the previously unbeaten Denis Boytsov in November to become the WBOs mandatory challenger. Margus Hunt Jersey . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. Matthias Farley Jersey . Just as Montreal was settling into the first full working week of a new year, the Impact announced the appointment of their new head coach. Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in NASCAR as the Sprint Cup Series gears up for the final event Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway:Turn 1:?Four drivers, one race for the championship. Who raises the Sprint Cup trophy?Ricky Craven, ESPN NASCAR analyst: This is a very balanced championship race, with no clear favorite, not a long shot among the four. All things being equal, no flat tires, mechanical issues, etc. It becomes a door-to-door battle between Joey Logano and Jimmie Johnson. Im favoring experience! Johnson wins his seventh title.Ryan McGee, ESPN.com: I would love to see some history made. I was there the day Dale Earnhardt won his seventh Cup and I would love to be there to see Johnson win his seventh. I think they will regret letting Kyle Busch sneak into this thing. His been-there/done-that factor is fresh after last year and Ive always said that this format was made for him. So, Kyle it is.John Oreovicz, ESPN.com: \Logano. Hes the youngest driver to make the Chase final under the elimination format and its his second crack at the title. Hes in position to become the youngest Cup champion since Jeff Gordon more than 20 years ago and it would be the perfect way to cap the celebration of Roger Penskes 50-year anniversary as a team owner.Bob Pockrass, ESPN.com: I picked Carl Edwards to start the Chase. At the time, it seemed that the combined experience of Edwards and crew chief Dave Rogers along with the strength of Toyota would allow them to prevail. While they didnt show it for much of the Chase, they showed it at Texas, and that is good enough for me to stick with the pick.Turn 2: Should the championship race rotate among tracks?Craven: Weather is too important of a factor, so considering the time of year, Miami makes a lot of sense. Las Vegas could be an option, perhaps Phoenix -- but where else could we go and be confident the climate would accommodate a mid-November championship race? I like the season beginning and ending in Florida.McGee: Nope. I love this setting and I think this track is the perfect 1.5-mile representative of the bread-and-butter of the season. The title finishes weve had at Homestead-Miami have been pretty amazing. If theyre going to rotate races, rotate the All-Star Race.Oreovicz: No. Homestead is unique among intermediate ovals and its a racy enough track to make it an interesting venue for the finale. Miami is also a popular place for northern fans to soak up one last weekend of sunshine before the winter sets in.Pockrass: It doesnt have to rotate among tracks. Homestead-Miami Speedway is a great track as far as racing goes with the current package and progressive banking. A driver makes a difference. How many places could play host to a race this time of year that could say that? And please donnt say Daytona.dddddddddddd.Turn 3: How should Johnson celebrate if he earns his seventh championship?Craven: He should take his entire family, closest friends, and all of Hendrick Motorsports to Disney World (geographically convenient).?McGee: By taking pictures in Victory Lane while wearing a Richard Petty cowboy hat and a pair of Dale Earnhardt Gargoyles.Oreovicz: First by paying respects to Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. Then he can unveil the hashtag or social media campaign that will accompany his run for eight. #H8ters #8for48.Pockrass: A seven-mile run with a shot of tequila at each mile mark. And with all his team with him. On Facebook Live so we could see which ones make it.Turn 4:?NASCAR chairman Brian France is going to give a state of the sport talk on Sunday. What should he say?Craven: What have been ?our greatest gains made in the last year? I would like to hear what Brian believes are our greatest headwinds. I would like to know ?if there is a vision of our sport competing in Mexico and Canada (one race each?) in the near future. His view on the impact Tony Stewart has had on our sport, who among our young drivers is best suited to fill the void Stewart and Jeff Gordon leave? What are we doing as an industry to appeal to younger consumers, how are we innovating to become the most entertaining option for people spending their entertainment dollars?McGee: He should be honest. Throwing 100 percent sunshine around the room will come off as totally phony. Im not one who thinks that the sport is this doomed sinking ship that can never be saved. But the numbers are what they are and the lack of a title sponsor is what it is. Just be honest about those things and if theyve been a source of stress and concern, say that. ISC shareholders will probably wince for a few minutes, but 45 minutes of being straightforward -- or at the very least, not dodgy -- would go miles and miles with both the fan base and the people who make their living in the garage.Oreovicz: Id like to hear a more realistic outlook than the one he recently shared with Inc.com. NASCAR has some serious problems, including declining attendance, sponsorship revenue and television ratings, but in that interview, France came across as oblivious or ignorant of NASCARs basic issues. Acknowledging that all is not perfect would be a good start.Pockrass: The TV ratings and attendance are not where NASCAR would like them to be, and NASCAR is aware that those hurt teams the most in their quest for sponsorship, which remains the backbone of their revenue stream. So NASCAR will look at ways to increase team sponsor value, even if it is at a cost to NASCAR itself. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Stitched Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys White NFL Jerseys Cheap Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL China ' ' '