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Can Tennessee Basketball Finally Make the Final Four? The Analytics Say “Yes”

If you’ve felt like Tennessee’s men’s basketball team has been playing a different style of basketball this year, the numbers justify what you’ve seen. The Vols are sitting pretty with a 14-4 overall mark and a 4-1 record in SEC play this season. Tennessee is a consensus top-10 team among all major rankings and analytical […]

Where Tennessee Basketball Ranks In Inaugural KenPom Rankings

The inaugural KenPom rankings for the 2023-24 college basketball season came out Sunday with Tennessee landing at No. 8 nationally. The saber-metrics based ranking system predicts Tennessee to have the nation’s second most efficient defense and 33rd most efficient offense this season. Ken Pomery runs the KenPom website and is widely respected across the college […]

Where Tennessee Basketball’s Program Ranks Over Last 27 Years

It may be the college basketball offseason but analytics guru Ken Pomeroy is hard at work this week updating the “program ratings” on his popular college basketball site Tennessee basketball landed at No. 15 nationally and third in the SEC in the program ratings. The ratings takes into account every season since 1996-97 meaning […]

Tennessee Basketball In KenPom’s Preseason Top Five

Tennessee football is back in the top five for the first time since 2005. Tennessee basketball might soon find itself in a similar position with the season just over three weeks away. Analytics based college basketball website KenPom released its preseason rankings Sunday and is expecting big things. Tennessee is the No. 4 team in […]

Tennessee Basketball A Top 20 Program In Last Quarter Century

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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 […]

Evaluating Tennessee’s SEC Championship Chances With A Week Left In Season

NCAAM 2/26 Recap: #17 Tennessee Brings Down #3 Auburn 67-62 With one week left in the regular season, Tennessee is one game back in the SEC standings and has a narrow path to a share of its second regular conference title in Rick Barnes’ tenure. Entering the final week of the season, Auburn leads the […]

How Tennessee Basketball’s Grueling Non-Conference Schedule Was Formed

Under head coach Rick Barnes, Tennessee basketball has never shied away from scheduling challenging non-conference schedules. The Vols have played home-and-homes with North Carolina and other ACC schools and have frequently played top programs in neutral site games. Here’s a list of programs Tennessee has scheduled in Barnes’ six seasons in Knoxville: North Carolina, Kansas, […]