There will be a new No.1 in the polls on Monday as a shorthanded Tennessee team edged top-ranked Kansas, 76-68, in front over 21,000 Volunteer fans on Sunday.

Forced to play with three walk-ons after the dismissal of Tyler Smith and the suspension of three other players, the Volunteers (12-2) needed a late three from Skylar McBee with 36 seconds left to prevail.

McBee's three, which came as the shot clock expired, gave the Volunteers a 74-68 lead. Renaldo Woolridge and Bobby Maze each added a free throw for the final margin.

Kansas drops to 14-1.

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It was a tough week for Tennessee, which in addition to dismissing Smith, suspended Melvin Goins, Brian Williams and Cameron Tatum for their role in a car stop which resulted in alcohol, gun and drug charges.

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