Somewhere in dreams, Bruce Pearl still wears an orange blazer and the Vols never missed an NCAA Tournament. Perhaps a little further west in dreams, Rick Barnes still wears that other shade of orange and his teams kept finding their way into the tournament’s second weekend. The nearly-impossible task put […]
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Hoops If you haven’t ever watched a Rick Barnes press conference, you really should take the time to do it. He’s super casual, funny, insightful, and refreshingly open and honest about everything. Here’s a taste: Speaking of refreshing, check out Admiral Schofield’s interview with the SEC Network after the A&M […]
Tennessee beats the back-to-full-strength Aggies 75-62 with a team effort.
Two weeks ago Texas A&M was the best team in the best SEC of at least the last decade. The Aggies were ranked fifth in the Christmas Day AP poll, 11-1 with a three-point loss to Arizona the only blemish. They beat West Virginia – currently ranked second in the […]
Tennessee took Vanderbilt’s best punch in the first half, and the Commodores continued to throw blows deep into the second. A Vandy team that loved to shoot threes but had struggled to make them erased that problem in the first half with an 8-of-15 performance, pushing their lead to 10. […]
How’s the Kevin Stallings/Vanderbilt break-up going in year two? The ‘Dores lost in Dayton in Stallings’ last year, then became the first team to earn an at-large bid with 15 losses (as a 9 seed!) under Bryce Drew before a heartbreaking end against Northwestern in round one. So far this […]
Kentucky has a bad habit of having guys an undersized Tennessee team just has no good answer for. Last night it was PJ Washington: 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting, plus three steals and two blocks. He did all of that in just 23 minutes, which is impressive, but ultimately helpful […]
Tennessee overcame a rough first half and pulled away in the second to beat the Kentucky Wildcats 76-65 in Thompson-Boling Arena this evening. Admiral Schofield led the way with 20 points on 8-13 shooting, and he added 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals, and a block, not to mention the […]
The Vols have won six of the last ten in this series in Knoxville, including the last two. On the surface it might feel like these two teams are going in completely different directions: the Vols are a frustrating 0-2 in league play after a stellar run through the non-conference, […]
The Vols led 28-14 ten minutes into the game, but it only took Auburn five minutes to erase that lead. The Vols led 61-56 with 8:30 to play, but Auburn was up 80-68 a little more than four minutes later. When things got away from Tennessee today, they got away […]