This weekend Tennessee and Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt will finish its 2019 spring practice with a final scrimmage in what is mostly a showcase for the University and the football (and sometimes basketball) program. As usual there will be plenty of recruits on hand, and for the second year in […]
The last sentence of the last thing I wrote about Tennessee on Friday was, “There is as much reason to believe in Tennessee basketball right now than at any point in my lifetime.” This was immediately tested, of course. The point of that piece on Friday was to not pretend […]
Starting with the regular season finale against the Vols, Auburn hit 108 threes in eight consecutive games – a ridiculous 13.5 per – including 15 against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament Championship and 17 against North Carolina in the Sweet 16. Then they beat Kentucky while hitting only 7-of-23 (30.4%) […]
It’s a credit to what Rick Barnes and these players have built that, in the immediate aftermath of Purdue’s win, I could google 2020 NCAA Tournament sites with a straight face. (The regions aren’t friendly – New York, LA, Indianapolis, and Houston – but the Final Four is in Atlanta.) […]
There is no easy way to lose one of these. If “easier” exists, maybe it’s what this one looked like for the first 30 minutes: some combination of not our day and the other team just being better. It happened to the other team to win 31 games in school […]
Here’s the perfect Sweet 16 Gameday Gameplan for Vols fans. Where and when to find the Vols game, what other games to watch, and what to listen to and read as you wait for tipoff.
This Tennessee team talks a lot about the 2017 off-season as the launching point for their success. It first showed up on the floor against Purdue. November 22, 2017 really isn’t that long ago. But for Tennessee’s program, that day was about getting a neutral-site win over a ranked foe […]
As the Vols march onward to the Sweet 16 this Thursday, with dreams of the program’s first Final Four still very much alive, Head Coach Rick Barnes and his staff are not taking their foot off the recruiting pedal. As we’ve discussed back in January, despite currently being full for […]
Rebounding is always important, but it could be especially so in Tennessee’s Thursday night Sweet 16 game against Purdue.
Last year Tennessee was on the wrong side of a good story and a bad bounce, sending Loyola-Chicago to the Sweet 16 and the Vols to think about next year. For the first 20 minutes today, the Vols were the good story: total annihilation of Iowa, a can-you-top-this response to […]