The University of Tennessee Volunteers (Vols) opened their championship game of the 2022 Battle 4 Atlantis Men’s Tournament on a 7-0 scoring run and never looked back. They eventually took down the national champions University of Kansas Jayhawks, 64-50, to win the title on Friday night.
Playing at the Imperial Arena at Atlantis in the 11th annual tournament’s championship game, the number 22 ranked Vols got 20 points from Santiago Vescovi to snap the number three ranked Jayhawks’ 17-game winning streak. Senior guard Vescovi, who hails from Uruguay, hit five three-pointers for his team in 36 minutes on the floor.
Vols’ Head Coach Rick Barnes said that his players played some tough defense all tournament.