WATCH: Tennessee Basketball Practice Highlights – January 10th

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    The Tennessee Volunteers were back inside Thompson-Boling Arena on Monday. As the team continues to prepare for its next round of SEC games, the Vols were hard at work at practice on Monday afternoon coming off of the loss to LSU.

    Tennessee has begun the conference schedule with a record of 1-2 after losses to Alabama and LSU and a win over Ole Miss. In the most recent game against LSU, and the Ole Miss game, Tennessee could not get its offensive game plan out of the neutral gear. Although Tennessee got the win against Ole Miss, the Vols have spent the vast majority of the last two games trailing to their opponent.

    In the three SEC games for Tennessee, the Vols have shot an average of 26 percent from behind the three-point line. Meanwhile, Tennessee’s three opponents are averaging about 38 percent from three-point range. Not only have the Vols’ opponents been shooting well from deep, but Tennessee has been well behind their normal line for that statistic as well. With the number of shots that Tennessee gets up per game from deep, the Vols have to improve on that number and start getting more of those shots to fall.

    The Vols will be back on their home court this Tuesday evening to host unranked South Carolina. However, on the following Saturday, Tennessee will travel up to Lexington and face No. 18 Kentucky in one of the most critical early conference tests of the year.

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    Below is a collection of highlight clips and footage from the Tennessee basketball practice on Monday in Knoxville. All video seen was taken by Rocky Top Insider.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.