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WATCH: No. 2 Tennessee Basketball Drops No. 1 Memphis in 2008 – Highlights

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Thursday marks the 15-year anniversary of one of the most memorable and historic moments in the history of Tennessee athletics: the night that Tennessee basketball became the No. 1 team in the country for the first time in program history. Achieving that ranking, though, was no easy task. The No. 2-ranked Vols, led by head […]

‘No Ordinary Game’: An Oral History Of The Day No. 2 Tennessee Beat No. 1 Memphis

Nearly 18 years ago, Tennessee basketball hired Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Bruce Pearl as the school’s 19th men’s basketball coach with little fanfare. The program was coming off four unsuccessful seasons under Buzz Peterson and had made just five NCAA Tournaments (Jerry Green making four in as many years) in the previous 22 seasons. Pearl inherited a talented […]

Bruce Pearl Upset With Officiating After Loss to Tennessee

Bruce Pearl Upset With Officiating After Loss to Tennessee

Auburn basketball head coach Bruce Pearl seemed fairly upset with the officiating in the Tigers’ 46-43 loss to Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville. When meeting with Auburn media following the loss, Pearl applauded his team for being un-affected by the Thompson-Boling Arena environment. However, he made sure to note that although they weren’t affected, not […]

Where SEC Basketball Stands in Rankings as Conference Play Nears

Where SEC Basketball Stands in Rankings as Conference Play Nears

It’s almost conference play time in basketball season now that the calendar year is drawing to a close. Through nearly two months of the 2022-2023 season, several SEC teams have played at a high level, with six southeastern squads cracking the latest edition of the AP Top 25 poll. Tennessee leads the group, coming in […]

Tennessee Basketball A Top 20 Program In Last Quarter Century

Tennessee Arizona

Rich tradition doesn’t come up when you’re discussing Tennessee basketball. Especially when compared to Tennessee football’s six national titles and Lady Vols basketball’s eight national titles, Tennessee’s men’s hoops pedigree lags behind. However, Tennessee basketball has had serious success over the last quarter century. Ken Pomery of compiles a division one program ratings every […]

WATCH: Barnes Previews Showdown With No. 3 Auburn

Rick Barnes

Lean Towards Tennessee (+950) To Win The SEC Tennessee gets the chance to earn its third top 10 and second top five win of the season Saturday afternoon when they welcome No. 3 Auburn to Thompson-Boling Arena. A pair of streaks are on the line Saturday and one must give. Bruce Pearl and Auburn have […]

Auburn Has Owned Tennessee on the Court Recently

Tennessee Auburn

NCAA: Auburn Fixed by New QB? Whether it be in Knoxville, in Auburn, or at a neutral site, the Tennessee Volunteers have struggled to find a win against Auburn on the basketball court recently. In fact, Auburn has pretty much owned Tennessee on the hardwood. That’s not to say that there haven’t been any close […]

Bruce Pearl Compares Current Vols to Sweet Sixteen Team

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl had an interesting comment when speaking about Tennessee on Thursday. In light of the Vols and Tigers’ upcoming game in Knoxville this Saturday, Pearl went back in the memory bank to find a comparison for his familiar opponent. While speaking to the media, Pearl compared the current Tennessee basketball team […]

WATCH: Bruce Pearl Previews Showdown with Tennessee

Bruce Pearl

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl will lead the No. 3-ranked Tigers into Knoxville this Saturday for a matchup with No. 17 Tennessee. It will be a massive showdown in Thompson-Boling Arena, with two tremendously talented teams on a court where Tennessee is undefeated. Whether it be Tennessee’s undefeated record at home or Auburn’s spot in […]

Bruce Pearl Comments on the Difficulty of Playing at Tennessee

Bruce Pearl

Tennessee will welcome Auburn to Knoxville this upcoming Saturday for one of the most high-profile matchups of the season. And with the arrival of Auburn comes the return of former Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl. Pearl was the head coach at Tennessee from March of 2005 until he was fired in March of 2011. During […]