Tennessee’s basketball team had a scholarship open up Monday when wing Jalen Johnson entered the transfer portal. Rick Barnes and staff filled that scholarship quickly as E.J. Anosike announced his transfer to the Vols.
Without a deep run in the SEC Tournament that was canceled last week due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tennessee basketball team was set to miss the NCAA Tournament for the first time in since 2017.
Tennessee’s spring and winter sports coaches, as well as Tennessee director of athletics Phillip Fulmer, met with the local media Tuesday to discuss the sudden end to the 2019-2020 seasons and the challenges facing them with the fallout and combating of the coronavirus.
Despite the abrupt ending, this season was a bit of a disappointing campaign for the Tennessee men’s basketball team. Finishing with a 17–14 (9–9 SEC) record, the Vols took a big step back following their Sweet Sixteen team last year and their SEC championship the year before that.
This week the NCAA announced the cancellation of all winter and spring sports as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result of being in Nashville to cover the SEC Men’s basketball tournament, we had a front row seat to the whirlwind that was March 11 and 12.
The reach of the coronavirus has found its way to SEC sports. Following the restriction of fan attendance for the NCAA Basketball Tournaments, as well as multiple other conference basketball tournaments, the SEC has announced that until at least March 30 regular season contests on SEC campus…
Tennessee’s last week of the regular season saw the Vols face its toughest competition of the season. The Vols went on the road pulling off a miraculous comeback from behind victory at No. 6 Kentucky before falling at home to No. 17 Auburn.
Tennessee has beaten Kentucky more than any other program, but not too many of those wins have happened in Rupp Arena. No win looked less likely than Tuesday night, when the Vols entered as 8.5-point underdogs and trailed by 17 in the second half.
Tonight, Tennessee men’s basketball takes on No. 6 Kentucky for the second time this year. While the Vols are currently trying to salvage their postseason hopes, this matchup comes a few days after the Wildcats clinched the SEC regular season championship for the 49th time in program history.
Tennessee men’s basketball welcomed rival Florida to Thompson-Boling Arena this Saturday. The Vols were able to defeat the Gators 63-58 in a crucial game for both teams.
For the second straight Saturday, the Vols saw a large double-digit lead dwindle in the second half. However, this Saturday, Tennessee would hold on beating Florida, 63-58.
Tennessee is looking to end its losing skid Saturday when a hot Florida team comes to Thompson-Boling Arena. The Vols have lost two and a row and three of their last four.
This past week, Tennessee basketball split their games against Vanderbilt and Auburn. The Vols defeated the Commodores on Tuesday but blew a 17-point lead against the Tigers.
Tennessee played perhaps its best 25 minutes of the year to build a 17-point lead at No. 13 Auburn. The Vols’ struggle against Auburn wouldn’t end that easily though, as Auburn used an 18-0 run to erase Tennessee’s lead before hanging on late, 73-66.
Tennessee basketball has fallen short of the expectations that many had for it going into this year. The Vols currently sit at 15-11 and 7-6 in conference, a far cry from competing for the conference title like last season. However, the remaining five games on the schedule will make it very …
Tennessee used a second half burst from John Fulkerson to overcome a sluggish first 30 minutes, surviving against Vanderbilt, 65-61.
Tuesday night, Tennessee men’s basketball welcomed in-state rival Vanderbilt. The Vols swept the season series against the Dores with a win by a score of 65-61.
This Tuesday, Tennessee basketball welcomes in-state rival Vanderbilt to Thompson-Boling Arena. This will be the second time that two teams have faced this year, as the Vols defeated the Dores on Jan. 18 by a score of 66-45.
Tennessee entered the week needing a pair of wins against two other middle of the pack SEC opponents for its NCAA Tournament chances. The Vols picked up a big Quadrant II win over Arkansas in one of Tennessee’s best performances of the season before letting another Quadrant II win slip away …
COLUMBIA, SC- Tennessee trailed for just 5:24 and led by six with 3:40 left, but the Vols turned it over four times in the game’s final minutes and South Carolina went 6 of 6 at the free throw line to give the Gamecocks a 63-61 win.
Tennessee men’s basketball will be looking for it first weekend victory since late Jan. 18, when they travel to South Carolina this Saturday. The Vols are coming off a 21-point win over Arkansas, while the Gamecocks defeated Georgia in their last outing.
Santiago Vescovi wasn’t expected to make much of a difference in his first semester on Rocky Top. Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes said as much before Vescovi arrived in Knoxville on Dec. 28.
Tuesday, Tennessee basketball faced off against Arkansas as both teams came into the game following a rough stretch of results. The Vols were able to come out on top, beating the Razorbacks by a score of 82-61 in a game that Tennessee coach Rick Barnes called one the Vols’ “most complete per…
Tomorrow, Tennessee will play their fourth straight Tuesday night tip as Arkansas comes to Thompson-Boling Arena for the first of two matchups between the Vols and the Razorbacks.
Tennessee dropped its first home game to Kentucky in the Rick Barnes era Saturday afternoon as the Vols couldn’t find the second half stops, falling 77-64 to the Wildcats.
Saturday, Tennessee and No. 15 Kentucky played the first of their annual two-game series. Despite an energized Thompson-Boling Arena, the Vols could not get it done, the Wildcats winning by a score of 77-64.
The last time Tennessee dropped a game against rival Kentucky in Knoxville, Tennessee had different coaches in football, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball. It was Feb. 17, 2015 when Kentucky last won at Tennessee.
Tennessee beat Alabama 69-68 tonight behind stellar scoring performances from John Fulkerson and Jordan Bowden. Fulkerson lead the team with a career-high 22 points, while Bowden came in second with 20 points. Frenchman Yves Pons also tabbed his second career double-double.
Tennessee travels south to the “Yellow Hammer” state Tuesday night where the Vols and Crimson Tide are both looking to end their losing streaks inside Coleman Coliseum.
This past week Tennessee Basketball had two tough losses. On Tuesday, the Vols were out-rebounded by a struggling Texas A&M team and then fell to a quality Mississippi State team on Saturday.
Tuesday night, Tennessee played host to Texas A&M as both teams got conference play back underway following the Big 12-SEC challenge. The visiting Aggies defeated the Vols by a score of 63-58.
Tennessee couldn’t quite put Texas A&M away all evening before the Aggies used a late game rally to hand the Vols their second straight loss. Tennessee shot 17% higher from the field than Texas A&M, but the Aggies outrebounded the Vols 46-21 to improve to 4-3 in SEC play. Tennessee d…