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‘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 […]

Kevin Durant Gives Chris Lofton a Shoutout After Jersey Retirement

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When talking about Chris Lofton’s Tennessee career, it’s hard not to bring up the name of Kevin Durant. Lofton’s shot over Durant in 2006 is one of the unforgettable moments of modern Tennessee basketball. After the epic matchup in Knoxville, Lofton’s game left a lasting impression on the former Texas guard and current NBA superstar. […]

Chris Lofton’s No. 5 Tennessee Jersey Hoisted Into the Rafters

Chris Lofton

Tennessee officially retired Chris Lofton’s No. 5 jersey on Saturday afternoon in Knoxville. During halftime of the Vols’ game against Kentucky, Lofton was brought out for a special celebration on the court as his former teammates, friends, and family watched on. Lofton’s banner was unveiled in front of the sold-out crowd and lifted high into […]

WATCH: Chris Lofton’s Unforgettable Tennessee Basketball Highlights

Chris Lofton

Saturday will be a memorable day on Rocky Top as No. 5 Tennessee is set to host Kentucky in a critical SEC East game. During halftime, Tennessee will also honor VFL and basketball legend Chris Lofton as the Vols make him the fifth retired jersey in program history. It’s fitting that the Vols will be […]

Chris Lofton’s Tennessee Career: By The Numbers

Chris Lofton

Tennessee is sending Chris Lofton’s No. 5 jersey into the rafters Saturday when the Vols take on Kentucky at Thompson-Boling Arena. Lofton is one of the best players in program history and had one of the most storied careers in SEC history as he helped propel Tennessee to national prominence under head coach Bruce Pearl. […]

Zakai Zeigler Keeping No. 5 Despite Chris Lofton’s Jersey Retirment

No one will wear the No. 5 Tennessee basketball uniform again after the Vols announced they’re retiring Chris Lofton’s jersey on Jan. 14 against Kentucky. Well, there’s one last player that will wear the No. 5 uniform. Sophomore guard Zakai Zeigler will continue to wear the No. 5 jersey that he wore as a freshman […]

WATCH: Rick Barnes Surprises Chris Lofton With Jersey Retiring

Chris Lofton

Tennessee is retiring Chris Lofton’s No. 5 jersey on Jan. 14 during the Kentucky game. Rick Barnes, ever the jokester, had a little fun with a drawn out announcement informing Lofton of the news during Tennessee’s practice Thursday. The eighth-year head coach discussed the challenges of being a main offensive threat on a basketball team […]

Tennessee Basketball Adding New Jersey To Rafters

At long last, Tennessee is adding the No. 5 jersey to the rafters of Thompson-Boling Arena. The Vols are retiring program legend Chris Lofton’s jersey on Jan. 14 for the Kentucky game, the program announced Thursday night. “As a recovering basketball player/coach myself—and having worked in college athletics since the early 2000s—I am extremely familiar […]

Vescovi Shooting His Way Into Tennessee Record Books

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NFC Championship Pick: San Francisco vs Los Angeles Rams Tennessee shooting guard Santiago Vescovi is the Vols’ most improved player this season. Rick Barnes said it before the season and it’s shown itself on the court.  Vescovi is averaging 5.9 more points per game than he did a season ago, more rebounds and has already […]