The No. 24-ranked Vols (12-4, 3-2 SEC) topped the Aggies (11-6, 0-5) 75-62 in front of 19,612 at Thompson-Boling Arena.
The Aggies (11-6, 0-5) were plagued by 17 turnovers and gave up 14 offensive rebounds as their once-promising season continued to deteriorate.
While it protected the ball better in the second half, turnovers tantalized A&M all night, as the Aggies committed 17 turnovers that Tennessee transitioned into 22 points.
Vols Hold Off Texas A&M in Barnes' 1000th Game
The win was also Tennessee's first over Texas A&M in Knoxville since the Aggies joined the SEC in 2012, and the first time the Vols had strung together three straight SEC wins since January 21st-31st, 2017 (Mississippi State, Kentucky, Kansas State).
The Lady Vols (15-1, 3-1 SEC) entered the game as one of four undefeated teams remaining in the country. The London, England native rewarded UT with a 12-point, five-rebound performance of her own. Alexander's 14 points were a career-high.
Guard Admon Gilder played well again in his second game back from a knee injury, leading the team with 16 points as the junior went 35 minutes for the second-straight contest. After scoring 7 consecutive points, Tennessee led 13-10.More news: Legal & General Group Plc Grows Holdings in Callon Petroleum (CPE)
The Aggies came to Tennessee after suffering back-to-back one-point defeats, losing 69-68 to LSU when the Tigers drained a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer, and then falling at Kentucky 74-73 last Tuesday.
Tennessee wasn't as effective in turning points into turnovers - 15 points from turnovers, compared to Texas A&M's 18.
Despite their turnovers, the Aggies managed to stay in the game in the first half due to their 3-point shooting, as they connected on five of eight treys in the opening 20 minutes.More news: James Cameron Calls Eliza Dushku 'Brave' for Revealing 'Heartbreaking' Assault
Texas A&M: The 3-point shooting that kept Texas A&M relatively close in the first half deserted the Aggies as they attempted to rally.
Tennessee: The Vols showed they could win even when Grant Williams and Schofield aren't scoring in bunches.
Texas A&M pushed the pace with 14 points off of fast breaks versus an opposing 13 points off of fast breaks.More news: How to Watch Patriots-Titans NFL Divisional Playoff Game Live Stream Online
It was Rick Barnes' 1,000th-career game as a head coach.