Gameday Today: Basketball tournament season is here

If you see only one Vols-related thing today . . .

. . . make it this fantastic SEC Championship photo feature from UTSports.com. Some really remarkable images of some really remarkable events in there.

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Tennessee had a pretty good day with SEC postseason awards yesterday. Rick Barnes won SEC Coach of the Year, and he was notified by his grandkids via an adorable video chat:

Grant Williams won SEC Player of the Year, and Lamonte Turner won SEC Sixth Man of the Year. Admiral Schofield, who’s won the SEC Player of the Week the past two weeks in a row, was also second team All-SEC in the postseason awards.

The SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament begins today, but the Vols won’t play until Friday. They’ll play the winner of LSU and Mississippi State, who play tomorrow. Here’s a hype video to get you ready:

We’re less than a week away from Selection Sunday, and the results of conference tournaments this week could impact both seeding and venue for the Vols. Will’s done the work of identifying what to watch this week if you’re hoping for Tennessee to improve its seeding and stay somewhere close to home for the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

I was out of town the past three days in mediations, and my computer was not cooperating during my morning writing routine, so, in case you missed it, be sure to check out Will’s The Fate We Make post and DylanVol’s look at basketball recruiting.

Rick Barnes met with the media Monday and said stuff. Here’s the transcript, and here’s the video:

And here are a ton of VFLs congratulating the current team on the regular season co-championship and giving them an important reminder:


Other Vols tidbits

Tennessee baseball beat James Madison 10-1 and is now 8-5 on the season.

The football team has added grad transfer kicker Ryan Tice to the team. He’s from Michigan and has two years of eligibility remaining.

Here’s another thing Peyton Manning can do that I can’t: Quit Papa John’s.

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