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Rick Barnes played with the idea of “Changing the vibe” of the Vols lineup after their blowout loss to Kentucky Saturday afternoon. Tennessee’s head coach hinted at altering the starting five and giving some more deserving players increased minutes.

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The No. 18 Tennessee basketball team hit the road to match up against No. 21 LSU at Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Saturday. The Vols came into this matchup after picking up a close overtime win against Ole Miss, while the Tigers looked to extend their three-game winning streak.  

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Tennessee’s defense continued to show why it’s ranked as one of the top units in the nation Tuesday night, dispatching USC Upstate 96-52 to collect its eighth win of the season.

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Josiah-Jordan James had made only 3 triples entering Saturday afternoon’s matchup with UNC Greensboro. In the Vols’ miserable three-point shooting game Tuesday night, James was as big a contributor to the misses as anyone else, making only 1 attempt.

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Following a convincing win over Colorado on Saturday, the No. 13 Tennessee men’s basketball team traveled to New York City for a matchup with Texas Tech in the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday night from Madison Square Garden.

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Tennessee did not need an excellent offensive night to win this game. A good night at the office would have sufficed. Perhaps an average offensive night would have been enough, or maybe even a mediocre night could have ended with an odds-defying Tennessee victory.

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Tennessee basketball head coach Rick Barnes picked up his 22nd straight victory over Big South opponents Tuesday when the Vols took down Presbyterian, 86-44.

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The No. 15 Tennessee Volunteers survived a spirited upset bid from Tennessee Tech Friday. The game at Thompson-Boling Arena saw the Vols play without starter Josiah-Jordan James and sharpshooter Justin Powell.

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The Vols rose two spots in the AP Poll from No. 17 to No. 15 after their weekend at the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament at Mohegan Sun casino Saturday and Sunday.

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Zakai Zeigler did not have a Division I offer until Aug. 9, when Tennessee offered to the former three-star prospect. He took his official visit to Tennessee on Aug. 22, and five days later, he officially enrolled, four days into the semester.

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Tennessee faced its first real challenge of the season Saturday afternoon when it squared off with No. 5 Villanova at the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in Uncasville, Connecticut. The No. 17 Vols dropped the ball in their first test, falling to the Wildcats 71-53.