John Fulkerson, No. 19 Vols knock off No. 6 Arizona

Tennessee forward John Fulkerson (10) celebrates a play during a basketball game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Arizona Wildcats at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021.
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John Fulkerson scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead No. 19 Tennessee to a 77-73 nonconference win over No. 6 Arizona on Wednesday at Knoxville, Tenn., handing the Wildcats their first loss of the season.

Santiago Vescovi added 15 points, Josiah-Jordan James had 12 and Justin Powell finished with 11 for Tennessee (9-2).

Arizona (11-1) was led by Bennedict Mathurin’s 28 points, eight rebounds and five assists before he fouled out. Kerr Kriisa was the only other Arizona player to score in double figures, winding up with 11 points before he also fouled out. Christian Koloko fouled out for Arizona too, and another two…

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