How Tobe Awaka is Like a ‘Football Player’ on the Court

Tennessee’s win over Auburn on Saturday wasn’t pretty. The Vols were sluggish yet again offensively, and despite limiting Auburn to a sub-25 percent shooting percentage, the (then) second-ranked Vols were only able to win by three. Despite offensive struggles, though, Tennessee’s defense came to play. In Tennessee’s dominant defensive performance against Auburn, a few unsung […]

WATCH: Rick Barnes, Zakai Zeigler, Tobe Awaka React to Win Over Georgia

Rick Barnes

Tennessee dominated Georgia on the basketball court Wednesday night in Knoxville as the fourth-ranked Vols cruised to a 70-41 win over the Bulldogs. The Vols boasted strong defense on Wednesday, forcing 20 turnovers and turning that into 25 points. While Tennessee did start slow out of the gates, the Vols picked things up within minutes […]

Tennessee’s Tobe Awaka Dominating Glass In Limited Opportunities

Tobe Awaka is carving out a role on the Tennessee basketball team as a freshman. The reason is simple— an elite rebounding ability that head coach Rick Barnes wishes “you could just give to everybody.” Tennessee didn’t anticipate using Tobe Awaka playing a very sizable role this season. The lightly recruited big man didn’t sign […]

Everything Rick Barnes Said Following Tennessee’s Win Against Maryland

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Tennessee basketball won its eighth straight game Sunday afternoon, knocking off No. 13 Maryland, 56-53, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Vols jumped out to a 17-point halftime lead before withstanding a furious second half Maryland run. New York natives Zakai Zeigler and Tobe Awaka stepped up big for Tennessee in the narrow victory. […]

New York Vols Deliver As Tennessee Bests Maryland In Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Zakai Zeigler sat next to Tobe Awaka like a proud older brother relishing in his younger brother’s success following Tennessee’s, 56-53, win over No. 13 Maryland. Awaka had played just 35 total minutes on the season before returning to his home state for Sunday’s top 15 showdown at the Barclays Center. Rick […]

Tobe Awaka Signs With Tennessee Basketball

New York big man Tobe Awaka signed with Tennessee Friday after committing to the Vols as a member of the 2023 class in May. Awaka graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School this spring, but committed to Tennessee in the 2023 class with the possibility of attending a prep school in the upcoming season. Instead, Awaka […]

Four-Star Guard Lists Tennessee In Top Five

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Four-star combo guard Braelon Green released his top five on Wednesday afternoon, including Tennessee in his top group. 2023 four-star SG Braelon Green is down to five schools, he tells @On3Recruits. Story: — Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) June 1, 2022 Tennessee is amongst an impressive group of basketball programs including Arizona State, Michigan State, […]

BREAKING: Four-Star Wing Commits To Tennessee

Small forward D.J. Jefferson committed and signed with Tennessee over Wake Forest and Washington State on his Instagram Friday afternoon. “D.J. is a lot of fun to be around,” Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes said. “He’s got an engaging personality and infectious positive energy. That energy really translates to the basketball court. He’s an exciting […]