Jahmai Mashack//Photo via Tennessee Athletics
Tennessee Basketball knocked off top-ranked Alabama, 68-59, in Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday night. After the game, the Vols took time to celebrate on the court while ‘Dixieland Delight’ was blasting inside the arena.
Highlights from Tennessee celebrating the win are below.
Uros Plavsic joins the Student Section
A MAN OF THE PEOPLE pic.twitter.com/njZtlH0B9o
— Tennessee Basketball (@Vol_Hoops) February 16, 2023
Jonas Aidoo, Uros Plavsic and others do the Crane in front of the Student Section
Tennessee players soaking in every second of the win over No. 1 Alabama in front of the Vols’ student section. pic.twitter.com/8l4MBUtRVu
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) February 16, 2023
Uros Plavsic Throws an Elephant into the Student Section
Uros Plavsic (@urosp33) yeets an elephant into the crowd. #Vols pic.twitter.com/9g7n6LFAT5
— Reece Van Haaften (@Reece_VH) February 16, 2023
Just like after the football game in Neyland Stadium, Dixieland Delight rained down in Thompson-Boling Arena after the Vols beat the Crimson Tide.
Dixieland Delight playing in TBA 🎶 pic.twitter.com/64LhkjfOfv
— Jack Foster (@jackfostermedia) February 16, 2023
Just like football, Tennessee had beaten a top-five Alabama team for their best win of the season. And the fans in TBA knew it.
“Just like football”
Tennessee students celebrate after defeating No. 1 Alabama in Knoxville (again). pic.twitter.com/DZUNJCcoBa
— Ric Butler (@Ric_Butler) February 16, 2023
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The Vols suffocating defense held Alabama’s high-powered offense to 59 points on 35 percent shooting, a new season-low point total for the Tide.
With starters Josiah-Jordan James and Julian Phillips out, multiple players stepped up for Tennessee. Sophomores Jahmai Mashack and Jonas Aidoo ramped up the pressure defensively, and Aidoo had a career night on the offensive end. The big man scored 12 points on 6-11 shooting and added 11 rebounds and three blocks to his impressive stat line. Aidoo’s performance served as his first career double-double.
Guards Zakai Zeigler and Santiago Vescovi turned in great performances as well. Both scored 15 points apiece, and Zeigler each hit three three-pointers.
Uros Plavsic was frequently effective as well for Tennessee, getting multiple physical buckets in the paint. The senior scored 10 points in only 13 minutes of play and didn’t miss a field goal.
After a pair of brutal losses last week, Tennessee bounced back in a major way Wednesday night and will look to get another impressive win Saturday against Kentucky in Rupp Arena.