On Monday, Tennessee’s men’s basketball program burst into the top 25 of the AP Poll for the first time this season, coming in at No. 20 in the rankings. The Vols have enjoyed a lot of success to start the 2019-20 season, winning their first three games by double-digits, including a 75-62 win over then-No. 20 Washington over the weekend.
Head coach Rick Barnes met with the media on Monday to discuss his team’s early success this year as well as to give an update on Lamonte Turner’s ongoing struggles with his shoulder, talk about Tennessee’s next opponent, update the status of Uros Plavsic’s appeal, and more.
Here’s everything Barnes had to say during his session with the media on Monday: