Shorthanded No. 16 Tennessee Upsets No. 1 Kansas, 76-68
Jan. 10, 2010
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Scotty Hopson had 17 points and No. 16 Tennessee, with a lineup thinned by suspensions, dismissals and injuries beat No. 1 Kansas 76-68 on Sunday night.
Kansas' Tyshawn Taylor stole the ball and dished it to Brady Morningstar, who hit a 3-pointer with 1:14 left to cut Tennessee's lead to 71-68.
Skylar McBee, one of three walk-ons who played for Tennessee, answered with his own 3 as the shot clock expired.
Sherron Collins, who bailed the Jayhawks (14-1) out of a near loss to Cornell on Wednesday, couldn't help this time, missing three shots before time expired. Collins led Kansas with 22 points.
Kansas couldn't find its composure in front of 21,936 Tennessee fans. The Jayhawks turned the ball over 16 times, while Tennessee (12-2) had only eight turnovers.
The loss leaves No. 2 Texas and No. 3 Kentucky as the only unbeatens in Division I.
Tennessee was playing without forward Tyler Smith, who was dismissed Friday for his Jan. 1 arrest on misdemeanor gun and drug charges. Guard Cameron Tatum, point guard Melvin Goins and center Brian Williams remain indefinitely suspended for their arrests.
The four accounted for 32.2 points, 14.7 rebounds and 7.8 assists through Tennessee's first 12 games.