Tennessee’s men’s basketball team faces their toughest test of the season on Saturday when they take on No. 3 Kansas on the road. But the Jayhawks will be down a couple players when the Vols meet them on the hardcourt.
It was announced on Wednesday that two Kansas Jayhawk players will be suspended when Tennessee faces off with Kansas on Saturday. Forwards Silvio De Sousa and David McCormack are suspended for their roles in a post-game brawl that happened at the end of the Jayhawks’ victory over Kansas State on Tuesday night.
Despite those two players not being available, Kansas still poses a huge threat and has a talented backcourt to go along with seven-foot center Udoka Azubuike.
On Thursday, Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes met with the media to discuss the Vols’ upcoming game with Kansas, the suspensions of the Jayhawks’ players, his own roster, and more.
Here’s everything Barnes had to say on Thursday: