D.J. Burns was just a 17 year-old high school student two weeks ago.
ST. LOUIS, MO - Having fought through adversity throughout much of the season, the Tennessee men’s basketball team found themselves in a position they had not experienced in nearly 40 years – with the lead during the second half of an SEC championship game.
Following Friday’s defensive grudge match with Mississippi State, Tennessee Volunteers forward Admiral Schofield felt the Vols needed to turn up the intensity on both sides of the ball.
When the Tennessee Vols received a double-bye, many people automatically assumed that it was an advantage having that extra day of rest.
ST. LOUIS, MO - Heading into this week’s SEC Tournament, Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes stated that he wanted to see more consistency from his team on the defensive end of floor.
It has been well documented that the Tennessee basketball team was projected to finish 13th in the SEC preseason, but it ended up earning a share of the SEC championship during the regular season.
Heading into the season, expectations for the Tennessee men’s basketball team weren’t high, by any means. Picked to finish 13th in the conference, many felt that they would fall frequently.
Shortly before tipoff of Tennessee’s game against Georgia, the result of the Auburn versus South Carolina game had been decided.
Picked to finish 13th in the SEC in the preseason poll, not many thought the Tennessee men’s basketball team would be in the position it is today.
Having yet to win a national championship in the history of the program, the Tennessee men’s basketball team may be looking to NCAA history books for comfort.
Before the season started in November, every member of the Tennessee Volunteers roster claimed the hardest-working player on the team was one Admiral Schofield.
The Tennessee men’s basketball team hit a minor speed bump a week ago, losing two out of three games after failing to capitalize on the offensive end.
Florida and Tennessee each entered a critical game in SEC play, needing a win. Each team had lost its last game and needed a statement victory.
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.