Sports Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky and Tennessee sports news from The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - No. 1 Tennessee brings a 19-game winning streak into its matchup with No. 5 Kentucky on Saturday. The Vols haven't faced a Top 25 team in over two months but have a demanding schedule for the last few weeks of the regular season. It's the first game since 2003 between SEC teams ranked in the top five.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has hired Derrick Ansley as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says Ansley will make all the defensive calls. Pruitt handled the defensive calls last season while Kevin Sherrer served as defensive coordinator.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Numerous Vanderbilt officials and former athletes paid tribute to David Williams II on Friday at a funeral for the Southeastern Conference's first black athletic director. Williams died at the age of 71 on Feb. 8. He had stepped down as Vanderbilt's athletic director a week earlier.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - This hasn't been a typical season for Southeastern Conference women's basketball. The league could feel the consequences when the NCAA Tournament bracket comes out with No. 5 Mississippi State and No. 11 South Carolina as the only SEC schools among the top 16 schools in early tournament bracket projections. The SEC had five of the top 16 seeds last season.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Bill Wampler scored a career-high 29 points and Wright State rallied to beat Northern Kentucky 81-77 and join the Norse in a first-place tie in the Horizon League. Wampler was 10-of-14 shooting and made four 3-pointers for the Raiders (16-11, 10-4).
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