This loss hurts in the feels; in an environment like Sunday’s there is no other option in defeat. And that’s good: the first ranked match-up in Thompson-Boling Arena since 2010 produced the close game we should expect from such an encounter, and the inevitable pain from losing it. In falling […]
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It’s been six years since Tennessee played a game like this, seven since they played one in Knoxville. Let’s go. Relax about the MiG. RPI Forecast gives Tennessee an 88.9% chance to finish with 19 or more regular season wins. Their projections shouldn’t be taken as gospel today, but become […]
There will be plenty of words to come about Sunday’s match-up between #20 Tennessee and #7 North Carolina, only the Vols’ third ranked non-conference match-up in Knoxville since Thompson-Boling Arena opened 30 years ago. But first, a note about something the Vols are doing so well it should impact their […]
How special is Sunday’s showdown with North Carolina? Here are the ranked non-conference match-ups in the history of Thompson-Boling Arena: #9 Tennessee 66 #18 Wisconsin 56 on November 21, 2000 #16 Tennessee 76 #1 Kansas 68 on January 10, 2010 #20 Tennessee vs #7 North Carolina, Sunday That’s it. This […]
Tennessee basketball has come to the aid of Tennessee football at critical junctures twice in the last dozen years. When the football Vols stumbled in the fall of 2005, missing a bowl for the first time since 1988, Bruce Pearl’s first team turned in a two seed in the NCAA […]
The Vols move to 6-1 with an 77-70 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
One more reason this weekend was a great time to take a breath on the coaching search: you can pay attention to the best thing on campus right now. The basketball Vols are 26th in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings, a far more valid early season rating than RPI…but, hey, the Vols […]
This preview brought to you by, “I can’t just keep refreshing the message boards.” Tennessee had a good enough week in the Bahamas to enter the also receiving votes portion of both polls: 34th in the AP, 46th in the Coaches’, plus 34th in KenPom. The Vols are also 34th […]
There is no chalk in Atlantis. The seventh-place game features #2 Arizona and #18 Purdue. #5 Villanova won’t see either of them this trip (not that their tournament resume should need the help). And Tennessee, who was supposed to lose to Purdue then face a pair of mid-major foes, will […]
The Vols first frightened and then hung with No. 5 Villanova, but were ultimately undone by a short period full of turnovers.