After a thrilling SEC Tournament run that ended in a fun to watch but hard to take 77-72 loss to Kentucky, the Vols will kick off what could potentially be a magical NCAA Tournament run on Thursday against Wright State. And while Rick Barnes and the entire Tennessee basketball program […]
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Wright State comes in 135th in KenPom; that’s the lowest 14 seed and lower than two 15 seeds. Since opening with Presbyterian and High Point, the Vols have only played two teams with a lower KenPom rating: Mercer (148) on November 29, and Lipscomb (165) on December 9. That’s what […]
Tennessee Basketball Nets No. 3 Seed in South Region; Starts NCAA Tournament Against Wright State in Dallas
Beat Kentucky on Sunday, and Tennessee could have stared down a No. 2 seed, and the Vols were hoping they’d be getting it in their back yard in Nashville. Instead, following a 77-72 loss to Kentucky in the SEC Tournament Final, UT had to settle for what could wind […]
A thrilling comeback made for a thrilling game, but Kentucky used a pair of offensive rebounds to turn a 62-61 Tennessee lead with five minutes to play into an advantage they would never relinquish. Jordan Bone’s corner pocket three cut the lead back to one with 1:26 to go, but […]
The Vols will play for their first SEC Tournament Championship since 1979 at 1:00 today against Kentucky. ESPN has the broadcast. Game info Tipoff: 1:00 p.m. ET TV: ESPN Online video Online audio Go Vols! I’ll be in the game thread as soon as I finish my pizza. 🙂 A […]
On Friday, the Vols won an out-of-character contest against Mississippi State despite season highs in turnovers, missed free throws, and shots blocked. On Saturday, the pendulum swung. Against Arkansas, the Vols hit 11-of-17 from the arc, a season-high 64.7%. Jordan Bone, James Daniel, and Lamonte Turner splashed three each, and […]
If last night felt weird, that’s because it was: 33.3% from the field was Tennessee’s second-lowest shooting performance of the season. 60.7% from the free throw line was Tennessee’s second-worst performance of the season, barely beating a 6-of-10 night against LSU. Eleven missed free throws were a season high. Twenty […]
The Vols survive and advance in the SEC Tournament.
Here’s the TV channel and tip time for the Vols’ SEC Tournament opener against Mississippi State.
When last we met…was 11 days ago. Tennessee played its best game of the year in Starkville, turning a 25-17 deficit into a 76-54 victory. The talking points from that win: Mississippi State put 6’10” Aric Holdman and 6’11” Abdul Ado on the floor at the same time, and made […]