Florida State upended No. 17 Tennessee 60-57 on Friday night in the Emerald Coast Classic.
Lamonte Turner had 17 points and 12 assists to help No. 17 Tennessee beat Chattanooga 58-46 on Monday and extend the longest active home winning streak in Division I to 30 games.
Tennessee men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes is a big believer in challenging his teams with tough nonconference schedules. On Saturday, Barnes’ squad passed its first test in style.
Jordan Bowden scored 19 of his career-high 26 points in the second half and Tennessee rallied from 12 points down to beat Murray State 82-63 on Tuesday night.
The Tennessee men’s basketball team will tip off its Southeastern Conference slate at home against defending league champion LSU.
Tennessee’s 2019-20 nonconference men’s basketball schedule includes dates with Kansas, Memphis, Wisconsin, Cincinnati and Florida State among others.
Former Oregon guard Victor Bailey Jr. has transferred to Tennessee and will play for the Vols in the 2020-21 season.
The inaugural James Naismith Classic Nov. 16 has Tennessee facing Washington, Buffalo meeting Harvard and Rutgers matching up with St. Bonaventure.
Uros Plavsic graduated from Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga before redshirting with Arizona State last season.
The only men’s college basketball head coaches earning more per year are Kentucky’s John Calipari and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, according to USA Today’s coaching salary database.
Tennessee coach Rick Barnes heads to his first Sweet 16 in over a decade looking for another win against an opponent the Vols beat last season to signify their emergence as a national contender.
Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in NCAA tournament history Sunday, letting a 25-point lead slip away before Grant Williams asserted himself in overtime for an 83-77 victory over Iowa.
No. 22 Auburn won its first Southeastern Conference tournament championship since 1985 by routing eighth-ranked Tennessee 84-64 on Sunday.
Lamonte’ Turner sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left and No. 8 Tennessee rallied to beat No. 4 Kentucky 82-78 in a thriller of a Southeastern Conference semifinal game Saturday.
No. 8 Tennessee defeated Mississippi State 83-76 on Friday to advance to an SEC tournament semifinal meeting with No. 4 Kentucky on Saturday.