Everything with Tennessee’s NCAA Tournament fate will continue to start with the health and availability of John Fulkerson. But if he can’t go, Tennessee’s performance without him today against Alabama was incredibly encouraging. Credit the Tide for their steadiness, even when down 15 with 17 to play. Alabama is relentless […]
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John Fulkerson is officially out… …which makes this a good time to point out that not only is Rick Barnes 8-6 against Kentucky, he’s 7-2 against Florida. Moving forward, let’s start with Alabama. In the first game against the Tide, Jaden Springer got hurt after playing just five minutes, and […]
The big picture conversation here will be John Fulkerson: first, his health as we assume he’s in concussion protocol. Second, what that will mean for the Vols against Alabama tomorrow and next week in the NCAA Tournament. The Vols got some good minutes from Uros Plavsic to help on Colin […]
What will happen when the Vols and Gators meet for the third time today? Who knows. No Jaden Springer the first time, and the Vols got rolled 75-49. No Tre Mann the second time, and the Vols turned a 14-point deficit into an 11-point win as Florida made just three […]
The new GRT hoops statsy preview machine predicts the SEC men’s basketball tournament, and there’s a path for the Vols with only a few thistles and snakes.
Two days off a huge Senior Day win over Florida, and one year removed from everything being shut down…this is a good week in Big Orange Country. And of all the good things that have happened for Tennessee basketball in the last 15 years, the scenario this team finds itself […]
Down 31-17 with five minutes to play in the first half, there were plenty of thoughts about what we had to let go of. Expectations, whether preseason leftovers or stubborn through the winter, were all getting a little slippery. Florida beat the Vols by 26 on January 19, and looked […]
When the league expanded before the start of the 2012-13 season, basketball was expected to be one of the biggest winners. The year before, not only did Kentucky win the national championship, but incoming Missouri was 30-4 and a two seed out of the Big 12. They lost to Norfolk […]
It’s March, which means we’re just a handful of days from brackets, which means we’re just another handful of days from, “Every team in the tournament loses except one.” What we can say for sure about Tennessee’s season on March 2 is that they will make the NCAA Tournament, and […]
Vols-Tigers Four Factors Forecast: Auburn will almost certainly turn the ball over at a high rate. Whether the Vols will follow suit is a bit cloudy.