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It’s Fine-Tuning Season Now

What’s next for this Tennessee team? With five games to go, the Vols are 19-6 (10-3). Two of the remaining five are Tennessee’s first match-ups with the SEC’s basement: at Missouri (10-15) on Tuesday, at Georgia (6-20) the following Tuesday. Those, of course, need to be wins. The other three […]

Good Team Seeks Greatness

On January 15, Kentucky shot 67.9% from the floor in a 107-79 win over Tennessee. The Vols dropped to 11-5 (2-3), vanquished in three straight road tests as league play opened in Tuscaloosa, Baton Rouge, and Lexington. Since then, Tennessee is 7-1, the lone loss by one point at Texas. […]

No Bad Losses & Quad 1 Wins

The win at Mississippi State gave the Vols four Quad 1 wins this year, moving their record to 4-6 against top competition. It’s clear the dates with Kentucky, Auburn, and the trip to Fayetteville will earn Quad 1 distinction. And the Hogs – winners of nine straight – could also […]

Tennessee Bracket Math: It’s February

Let’s start with some good news: Average KenPom rank of Tennessee’s previous 10 opponents: 41.9 Average KenPom rank of Tennessee’s next 10 opponents: 74.0 The Vols went 6-4 in the previous 10, earning Quad 1 home wins over Arizona and LSU along with four Quad 1 road losses. The upcoming […]

The Vols & Defensive Strength of Schedule

Kansas and Texas Tech played a double overtime thriller last night, with the Jayhawks securing the win and the new top spot in KenPom’s defensive strength of schedule ratings. This rating is essentially, “How good are the defenses you’ve played against?” The Vols slid to number two, but could move […]