Tennessee lost at home to Alabama in the first game of the year in the NCAA. Uruguayan Santiago Vescovi’s team remained undefeated.
On a new day of American college basketball, Tennessee welcomed its similar from Alabama to its home. The former came from comfortably defeating Missouri in their conference debut, while their rival on duty, in their last presentation, had fallen on their visit to Kansas. Those led by Rick Barnes began with Santiago Vescovi, Victor Bailey Jr, Josiah-Jordan James, Yves Pons and John Fulkerson. For their part, those led by Nate Oats did it with Joshua Primo, John Petty, Jaden Shackelford, Herb Jones and Jordan Bruner.
The match played at the Thompson-Boling Arena showed a highly balanced start, in which both teams tried to capture their main offensive attributes in the rectangle. Those from Knoxville hurt on the perimeter through Jaden Springer and Santiago Vescovi, while those from Tuscaloosa hurt with penetrations by Jaden Shackelford. Throughout the development the parity was maintained, although other goal routes appeared in the two squads. The home team found a goal at the hands of John Fulkerson and Victor Bailey Jr, meanwhile, the visiting team got important points on the substitute bench through Jahvon Quinerly. The first 20 minutes of the game went with the University of Alabama leading in figures of 31 to 29.
In the first bars of the complement, a procedure clearly favorable to the Crimson Tide could be observed, which with a good offensive contribution from Joshua Primo and John Petty, managed to open an advantage of 14 units (36-50). The reaction of the Volunteers did not wait and with Victor Bailey Jr as standard they managed to reduce the difference in the electronic. However, those led by Nate Oats did not allow themselves to fail and once again returned to an income close to double digits. Those led by Rick Barnes tried to get into the game in the final minutes of the game. However, it was too late and the visit had already closed the game in their favor. Ultimately, Alabama was left with the victory 71-63 and thus left Tennessee undefeated.
The winner was the performance of John Petty, who scored 19 points (4/4 triples) and captured 7 rebounds, well accompanied by Joshua Primo with 11 points. On the loser’s side, Victor Bailey Jr contributed 16 points and 7 rebounds.
The Uruguayan point guard Santiago Vescovi scored 13 points (3/8 triples and 2/7 doubles), grabbed 4 rebounds and distributed 1 assist, in the 33 minutes he remained on the court, for a total valuation of 7.
The next commitment of our compatriot’s university will be on Wednesday, when he has to face Arkansas as a local.
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