Tennessee Vols vs. Purdue Boilermakers: game thread

The Tennessee Vols are in the Bahamas today for the Battle 4 Atlantis. Their opening game features a great opportunity to see what they’re made of against No. 18 Purdue. The tip’s at noon Eastern and will be televised on ESPN2.


  1. It’s way too early to worry about our current RPI, but winning today could impact us 15-20 spots by Selection Sunday.

    Nevermind the overall win/loss projection at RPI Wizard, which has the Vols as basically a .500 team. If you plug and play:

    L Purdue, W Western Kentucky, W NC State: RPI 76 ( at season’s end)
    W Purdue, L Villanova, L SMU: RPI 74
    W Purdue, L Villanova, W SMU: RPI 58

    Winning today and losing twice is more valuable than losing today and winning twice if chalk holds.

  2. Would love to see Tennessee play Villanova. I’ve been part of Villanova University for 5 years now. We have a good thing going. It would be valuable experience to play a top 5 team that focuses on defense.

  3. Haven’t scored in the last five minutes..

  4. Turner with back to back 3s!

  5. That’s how to end a half, I do say.

  6. Talk about great in game adjustments to end a 5 minute drought and rally for the tie.

  7. Loving this team. Purdue’s height really wreaked havoc on Tennessee’s shooting percentage, but they stuck with it, Lamonte Turner got hot, and then tied the game with a dunk before heading to the locker room for the half.

    Can’t wait to see the second half.

  8. Hot start coming out of the half.

  9. Finally in front of a TV – 13 offensive rebounds against this bunch is absurd. Shooting 34% and up five.

  10. A+ ball movement on the take-the-lead possession there

  11. *grumpy fan grumble* Announcers seem to enjoy talking up Purdue as they are down on the scoreboard

  12. Plenty of newcomers, but our winning time lineup is veterans (Bone Turner Bowden Schofield Williams)

  13. Well this is all quite exciting.

  14. That second to last Purdue possession had my heart racing. I agree that it was a travel and to avoid controversy wish they had ran the play. Other than that awesome win!

    3-0 Vols! Bring on the next combatant!

  15. Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  16. Yes! Glad to see that it looks like close games last year might turn into wins this year.

  17. What a game! That was a fantastic feeling after this football season haha

  18. It’s fun to be a VFL…. Rocky Top will always be home sweet home to me!!! Go Vols!!

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