DONE”DEAL! Vol’s sadly announced trade of Dalton Knecht over $98.9million behind…..

Tennessee basketball came into Thursday’s NCAA tournament matchup against St. Peter’s eager to avoid an upset against a team that made a miraculous Elite Eight run in 2022.

The No. 2 Vols had no trouble against the No. 15 Peacocks, picking up a dominant 83-49 win behind a big night from star guard Dalton Knecht. Tennessee will now take on No. 7 Texas in the Round of 32 on Saturday.

The All-American and SEC Player of the Year Knecht was locked in during his first NCAA tournament. The Northern Colorado transfer had 23 points and eight rebounds on an efficient 8-of-15 from the floor.

Vols’ big man Jonas Aidoo added 15 points and guard Zakai Zeigler had a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists.

Knecht, who had seven games where he scored 30+ points this season, is looking to lead the Vols to their first Final Four appearance in program history this season. A strong start to the tournament has fans convinced he can do it.

Beating a No. 15 seed is to be expected, but the Vols’ dominance has fans ready for what could be a deep run. Tennessee still has a long road ahead, but with an elite scorer like Knecht and a solid group of veterans, it seems this could be the team that finally gets the Vols to the Final Four.

Tennessee are through to the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive season. In a hard-fought battle, they edged past the Texas Longhorns 62-58 and kept their hopes alive of ending their season on a high. Like most of the teams this season, their star transfer Dalton Knecht came in and saved the day for them.

Ever since his inclusion in the Vols this season, the 6′ 6″ guard has architected a resounding campaign for the Vols. Being rated as among the best college basketball players at the moment, Dalton Knecht has surely lived up to his hype and expectations.

The SEC Newcomer of the Year got transferred into the Tennessee basketball program from Northern Colorado before the start of the season. His lethal shot-making and brute physicality have made him a valuable asset to the team. Moreover, the Thornton-born baller has also displayed his effectiveness in taking long-range shots with ease as he’s currently burying 39.1% of his beyond-the-arc shots.

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