As Rick Barnes met with media for the last time before the game against Georgia, he said this would be as tough a game as Tennessee has played this season.
The Tennessee men’s basketball team has dropped four consecutive contests against the Georgia Bulldogs, including a heartbreaker in the SEC Tournament last season.
When the Tennessee football team collided with the LSU Tigers on the gridiron last October, it was able to come away with one sack in the game.
Since the season began in November, Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes has longed for his team to get better at beating opposing teams to rebounds.
Having won six games in a row before Saturday’s loss in Tuscaloosa, the Tennessee men’s basketball team had yet to suffer a defeat by as large of a margin as that in their 78-50 defeat all season.
After its recent win over the Kentucky Wildcats, Tennessee is surging up the polls and positioning itself for a strong seeding in the NCAA Tournament this season.
Not known as a shooter, junior forward Kyle Alexander received the ball from sophomore guard Lamonte Turner near the top of the key. Hesitant, Alexander whipped the ball back to Turner, who stared down the clock with 10 seconds to shoot.
It was as tight as a game could be played until the final seconds, but Tennessee was able to do something it hasn't done since 2006: Win at Rupp Arena.
After last year’s game in Kentucky, Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield let out a voice of frustration, essentially saying that the Vols weren’t ready.
Dating back to the beginning of SEC play, Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes has been strongly adamant that the Volunteers are a more effective team when all players are locked in.
Notching their 16th victory of the season on Wednesday, the Tennessee Vols (16-5, 6-3 SEC) have already equaled their win total from last season and are looking to add to that growing total when they host the Ole Miss Rebels (11-11, 4-5 SEC) on Saturday.
Tennessee’s Lamonte Turner has became quite the road warrior this season, and that effect has rubbed off on the rest of his teammates.
After a rigorous SEC slate so far, the Tennessee Vols will step away from the conference battles and head to Iowa to take on the Iowa State Cyclones.
An All-SEC candidate and one of Tennessee’s more dominant post-players in recent memory, sophomore Grant Williams had a game that overshadowed his height.
When the Tennessee Vols departed Nashville on Jan. 9, they left fans at Memorial Gym with sour tastes in their mouths, particularly after Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams combined for 59 total points on 56 percent shooting.
Having won two of their last three contests, the Tennessee men’s basketball team took to the road for a matchup with the South Carolina Gamecocks.
In their last game against the Missouri Tigers, the Tennessee Vols offense looked to have been getting their shots to fall, as they shot under 40 percent from the field and 24 percent from three-point range.
With 12:13 remaining in the first half, Lamonte Turner hit a three-pointer as the shot clock expired to give Tennessee a 17-9 lead over the Missouri Tigers. The offense looked to be in a rhythm.
Cuanzo Martin manned the reins of the Tennessee basketball program for three seasons. During those years, he compiled a record of 62-40 and made an appearance in the 2014 Sweet Sixteen.
Kyle Alexander knows exactly which two games stand out to him as the worst of his three-year collegiate career: His freshman season match against Butler and the recent game against Vanderbilt.
This game represented something fans have seen a lot of this season: A dominating first half in which Tennessee had the lead for the majority of the time.
Coming into Saturday night, the Tennessee men’s basketball team had won two straight games following tough losses in its opening conference bouts.
On Saturday, the No. 24-ranked Tennessee Volunteers (11-4, 2-2 SEC) will take on the last place team in the SEC standings, the Texas A&M Aggies (11-5, 0-4 SEC).
Off to its best regular-season start in nearly a decade, the Tennessee men’s basketball team has found itself in uncharted territory as of late.
For years, Bruce Pearl paced up and down the sidelines of Thompson-Boling Arena wearing an orange “Power T” on his lapel. On Tuesday night, he found himself on the visitor’s bench.
Following Sunday’s disappointing loss to defending champion North Carolina, Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes was adamant that they would not let one loss define them.
Since regular season play tipped off in November, one of the many goals the Tennessee men’s basketball team set for itself was to prove they can compete with the best teams in the nation.
At home this season, Tennessee has hardly ever not had the lead in a game. From the opening tip, that looked to be the case when the Vols welcomed the No. seven ranked North Carolina Tar Heels to Thompson-Boling Arena.
The Tennessee Volunteers won their first three home games of the season by 35,31 and 24 points. Each game was well out of reach by the end of the first half.
At one point last season, the Tennessee Volunteers were 5-4 and trailing the Lipscomb Bisons 58-49 at halftime last season before coming back to win 92-77.
While most eyes remain fixated on the Vols’ search for a new football coach, the Tennessee men’s basketball team is off to its best single-season start this decade.
Off to its best regular season start since the previous decade, the Tennessee men’s basketball team faced its first true road test of the season on Sunday.
The Tennessee Volunteers have been dominant at home, and they went 2-1 in their first three neutral court games this season.
Tennessee has proven so far this season that it can come out swinging in its games. In the first half, the Vols started the game on a 28-7 run with a ferocious defense and timely shooting.
When the Tennessee Volunteers traveled to the Bahamas, many people didn’t imagine the team would defeat a ranked opponent. The trip to the Bahamas turned out better than most expected, as the Vols went 2-1, defeating a ranked Purdue team and leading Villanova by double-digits at halftime.
Heading into the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis, which began on Wednesday, the Tennessee men’s basketball team had a single goal in mind: closely compete with some of the best teams in the country.