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Tennessee Vols Men's Basketball

1600 Phillip Fulmer Way
Knoxville, TN 37996
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way
Knoxville, TN 37996


  • Date(s): November 28, 2018 to March 5, 2019
  • Location: Thompson-Boling Arena

Last season, the Tennessee basketball team was projected to finish 13th in the SEC. The Vols were tied as the fifth-youngest team in the nation, and "experts" didn't expect much from UT's inexperienced roster. Despite that lack of recognition in the preseason, the Vols exceeded all expectations and achieved an overall record of 26-9 while winning a share of the SEC regular-season championship.

Now, the Vols are starting the 2018-19 season with one of the most experienced rosters in all of college basketball. All five starters return, as does nearly every major contributor from last year's squad.

The reigning SEC Champions have the chance to make history by earning their highest preseason ranking ever in the AP poll. While some teams might revel in such accomplishments, head coach Rick Barnes said the Vols know they must now hit the reset button.

Barnes said he is happy for the team because he knows the work each player has invested, but he knows that fan excitement and media buzz will not win championships.

"It's going to continue to take hard work. It's going to take commitment. It's going to take focus," said Barnes.

"We're ranked. We're good. Let's go and see what we've got."


Tennessee Vols Men's Basketball