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  • Transfer Eric McKnight can’t play for Vols

    Tennessean "The optimism Tennessee men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall had expressed about the arrival of Florida Gulf Coast graduate transfer Eric McKnight ended Tuesday. The SEC denied McKnight’s request for a graduate transfer waiver, and the 6-foot-9 forward from Raleigh, N.C., will not play for the..." July 15

  • Hubbs cleared to participate in full-contact practice

    WBIR.com "Speaking at his first Big Orange Tipoff Club, new Vols basketball coach Donnie Tyndall said that sophomore guard Robert Hubbs III is cleared for full-contact practice. "There was no soreness, there were no bumps along the way. Knock on wood he's been good," said Tyndall. Tyndall said Hubbs..." June 24

  • Hampton adds Tennessee graduate transfer Quinton Chievous

    College Basketball Talk "Hampton picked up a graduate transfer on Thursday as former Tennessee wing Quinton Chievous committed to the Pirates, a source told NBCSports.com. The 6-foot-6 Chievous is the son of former Missouri star Derrick Chievous and Quinton will have two years of eligibility remaining and can play..." June 19

  • Reserve center Rawane Ndiaye's UT career over with torn ACL

    GoVolstra.com "Tennessee men’s basketball player Rawane “Pops” Ndiaye has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee that will end his playing career with the Vols, coach Donnie Tyndall confirmed Friday." June 14

  • Tennessee basketball transfer A.J. Davis commits to Central Florida

    GoVolstra.com "Former Tennessee men's basketball forward A.J. Davis committed to Central Florida on Wednesday, which means every player who defected after UT's coaching change now has a new home. Davis, who started once and appeared in 25 games as a UT freshman, told the News Sentinel of his commitment via..." June 11

  • Willie Carmichael announces he will play for Tennessee

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Former Southern Miss men’s basketball signee Willie Carmichael will join Donnie Tyndall at Tennessee. Carmichael, a 6-foot-8, 195-pound senior forward at Wekiva High School (Apopka, Fla.) announced the news Tuesday evening at his high school basketball banquet in Florida. Carmichael, who was..." May 14

  • Ian Chiles transfers to Tennessee

    ESPN.com "Tennessee has added more immediate help with the addition of IUPUI transfer Ian Chiles. The 6-foot-1 senior, who graduated and will be able to play his final season for new Vols coach Donnie Tyndall in 2014-15, told ESPN.com that he committed to Tennessee on Tuesday. "I chose Tennessee..." May 13

  • Report: Four-star guard Detrick Mostella headed to Tennessee

    College Basketball Talk "With all members of a 2014 recruiting class signed by former head coach Cuonzo Martin having been released from their National Letter of Intent, Tennessee head coach Donnie Tyndall had his work cut out for him on the recruiting trail in the days after he made the move from Southern Miss. But..." May 08

  • Tennessee lands a commitment from Kevin Punter, a JuCo all-american

    College Basketball Talk "Donnie Tyndall has landed his second commitment in as many weeks as the new head coach at Tennessee. This time, it was Kevin Punter, who announced his decision on twitter on Monday morning. Punter is a 6-foot-4 scoring guard form New York. He spent this past season with State Fair C.C. in..." May 05

  • Tennessee basketball agrees to home-and-home with Butler

    The Daily Times "Tennessee announced Tuesday that the Volunteers men’s basketball program has signed a two-game, home-and-home contract with Butler University. The series begins next season in Knoxville. The Vols will host the Bulldogs at Thompson-Boling Arena on Dec. 14, and the teams will play at Butler’s..." April 29

  • Report: Tennessee releases CJ Turman, all four signees, from NLI

    College Basketball Talk "New Tennessee head coach Donnie Tyndall will have an uphill battle when it comes to recruiting as the new head coach has released all four of his 2014 prospects from their NLI after the AP confirmed the departure of 6-foot-8 forward CJ Turman on Monday. Tennessee athletic department spokesman..." April 28

  • Southern Miss coach Donnie Tyndall will be the next coach at Tennessee

    CBSSports.com "Southern Miss coach Donnie Tyndall has reached an agreement in principle with Tennessee and will be the next head coach of the Vols, sources told CBSSports.com on Monday. Tennessee officials confirmed the report early Tuesday. A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in..." April 22

  • Tennessee's search is now focused on Louisiana Tech's Michael White

    CBSSports.com "Tennessee's search to replace Cuonzo Martin as its men's basketball coach is now focused on Louisiana Tech's Michael White, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Saturday. Martin left UT last week to coach at California. A source told CBSSports.com that UT has informally contacted some..." April 20

  • Cuonzo Martin bolts Tennessee for Cal

    ESPN.com "California has hired Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin to replace Mike Montgomery and will announce the hire at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Martin has spent the past three seasons in Knoxville and led the Volunteers to the NCAA tournament this season. He was previously the coach at..." April 15

  • Cuonzo Martin leaves Tennessee to take California job

    USA Today "Tennessee men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin has left the program to take the same position at California. The hire, confirmed by Cal athletics director Sandy Barbour, was first reported by ESPN.com. Barbour said in a Twitter post that an official introduction would be made later..." April 15

  • Tennessee junior Jarnell Stokes to announce he's entering NBA Draft

    CBSSports.com "Tennessee junior Jarnell Stokes has scheduled a press conference on campus for Friday afternoon, at which point he's planning to announce that he'll enter the 2014 NBA Draft, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Thursday night. Stokes averaged 15.1 points and 10.6 rebounds this season while..." April 11

  • Cuonzo Martin's return puts Tennessee on solid ground

    USA Today "Finally, a dose of stability. If nothing else, the announcement that Cuonzo Martin will remain as Tennessee's basketball coach brings some sense of continuity to an athletics program that has been bouncing off the walls for the last several years. Barring a surprise (and at UT there always..." April 01

  • Wolverines advance to Elite Eight with 73-71 win over Tennessee

    Detroit Free Press "Sweet, now elite. Barely. A year ago, everything was new for the Michigan basketball team in the NCAA tournament. Though this year’s team is younger, the Midwest No. 2 seed Wolverines look like the grizzled veterans, showing it in tonight’s 73-71 Sweet Sixteen win over No. 11 seed Tennessee..." March 29

  • NCAA Midwest Regional betting news and notes: Michigan has secret weapon

    Covers.com "The Midwest Regional has two of the most intriguing Sweet 16 matchups. Before you get your bets down Friday, make sure you cruise these betting news and notes for the Midwest side of the bracket. No. 2 Michigan Wolverines vs. No. 11 Tennessee Volunteers (-2.5, 134) Senior Jordan Morgan came..." March 28

  • NCAA Tournament turns into Sweet SEC

    Tennessean "It's hard to mock Southeastern Conference basketball right now. Panned for early season losses and relatively weak nonconference schedules, the league has three teams still playing in the NCAA Tournament. Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee — the only SEC squads to make the 68-team field — all..." March 25

  • Beilein's first impression of Vols: 'Don’t mistake their seed right now'

    Michigan Live "While watching game film of Sweet 16 opponent Tennessee on Monday, Michigan coach John Beilein plucked out a 4-year old boxscore. It was dated March 18, 2011 -- the last meeting between the Vols and the Wolverines. Listed among the Tennessee's reserves were Jeronne Maymon and Jordan McRae...." March 25

  • Tennessee Vols beat Mercer, move to Sweet 16

    Tennessean "Tennessee came to Tobacco Road and turned it into “Raleigh Top.” Jarnell Stokes had 17 points and a career-high-tying 18 rebounds, and the Vols denied Mercer a second straight upset in the NCAA Tournament by routing the Bears 83-63 on Sunday night. Josh Richardson had a career-high 26..." March 23

  • Vols make it look easy vs. UMass, 86-67

    Tennessean "Jarnell Stokes scored 26 points and had 14 rebounds to lead Tennessee past UMass 86-67 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Vols (23-12) will play Sunday against Mercer, which upset Duke earlier Friday, for a place in the Sweet 16. Mercer beat the Vols in the NIT last..." March 21

  • Tennessee earns date with UMass

    Boston Herald "Jarnell Stokes dominated inside as Tennessee finally caught up in the closing minutes of regulation, and then opened overtime with a three-point play that got the Volunteers headed to a 78-65 victory over Iowa last night in the NCAA’s First Four in Dayton, Ohio. The Volunteers’ late comeback..." March 20

  • Tennessee 78, Iowa 65

    ProSportsDaily "Jarnell Stokes recorded 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Volunteers pulled away in overtime to beat the Hawkeyes in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Jordan McRae led the way with 20 points for 11th-seeded Tennessee (22-12), which will play sixth-seeded..." March 20

  • Vols advance in OT to play UMass with 78-65 win over Iowa

    Tennessean "Jarnell Stokes dominated inside as Tennessee finally caught up in the closing minutes of regulation, and then opened overtime with a three-point play that got the Volunteers headed to a 78-65 victory over Iowa on Wednesday night in the NCAA’s First Four. The Volunteers’ late comeback sent them..." March 20

  • Vols need two NCAA Tournament wins to keep Cuonzo Martin's job

    Tennessean "For the record, the NCAA insists this is a first-round game, not a play-in game. With that in mind, it’s official: In a bracket-or-bust season, Cuonzo Martin coached his Tennessee Vols into the NCAA Tournament. But is that good enough for Martin to keep his job? I’ll have to get back to..." March 19

  • Bruce Pearl named Auburn men's basketball coach

    CBSSports.com "Auburn has hired Bruce Pearl to be its new men's basketball coach, a source told CBSSports.com on Tuesday morning. The school subsequently announced the hiring. "I'm humbled and blessed to be back in the game that I love," Pearl said. "I don't know how long it will take, but it's time to..." March 18

  • Auburn hires Bruce Pearl as men's basketball coach

    Alabama.com "Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs has made a big splash by hiring former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl as the Tigers' new men's basketball coach, according to the school. Pearl's hire ends a whirlwind six-day search that focused its energy on him. "I'm humbled and blessed to back in the..." March 18

  • Florida 56, Tennessee 49

    ProSportsDaily "Patric Young scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Gators rallied from a 10-point first half deficit to pull out the semifinal victory in the SEC tournament in Atlanta. Scottie Wilbekin finished with 14 points and four steals and Casey Prather added 12 points for top-seeded Florida..." March 16

  • Tennessee 59, South Carolina 44

    ProSportsDaily "Jarnell Stokes scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Volunteers in a SEC tournament quarterfinal final game in Atlanta. Jordan McRae added 14 points and Jeronne Maymon added six points and six rebounds for Tennessee (21-11), which extended its win streak to five games. The..." March 15

  • Tennessee 72, Missouri 45

    ProSportsDaily "Antonio Barton scored 16 points to lead a balanced offensive attack as the Volunteers won their third straight by at least 27 points. Jarnell Stokes added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Tennessee (20-11, 11-7 SEC), which dominated from the start and won for the fourth consecutive game. Josh..." March 09

  • Vols deliver strong statement to NCAA

    Tennessean "Jarnell Stokes wasn’t touting Tennessee’s five double-figure scorers or his own big game after the streaking Vols’ latest win. Stokes had 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and the Vols used a stifling defensive effort to rout Auburn 82-54 on Wednesday night. “It was all on..." March 06

  • Tennessee 82, Auburn 54

    ProSportsDaily "Jordan McRae and Jarnell Stokes each scored 12 points in the first half, and the visiting Volunteers overwhelmed the Tigers after jumping to a 24-4 lead. Stokes finished with 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for Tennessee (19-11, 10-7 SEC), which shot 50 percent from the field in the..." March 06

  • Poppin' Bubbles: Dayton and Colorado notch huge wins, Cal falls

    CBSSports.com "Winners Dayton: The Flyers were right on the cut line heading into the week, with bracketologists essentially split on whether they were in or out. After Wednesday's road win at Saint Louis, there won't be much debate on Thursday morning. Dayton is in good shape right now, as beating the..." March 06

  • Tennessee 76, Vanderbilt 38

    ProSportsDaily "Antonio Barton had a season-high 21 points and a career-best six assists as the Volunteers recorded the largest margin of victory in the Southeastern Conference this season in routing the visiting Commodores. Jarnell Stokes added 12 points and 11 rebounds for Tennessee (18-11, 9-7 SEC), which..." March 02

  • Vandy coach supports Cuonzo Martin

    ESPN.com "Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings spoke up in support of an in-state rival on Thursday, saying Tennessee fans who want the university to fire coach Cuonzo Martin are "idiots." Tennessee (17-11, 8-7 SEC) is at risk of missing the NCAA tournament for the third straight year since Martin started as..." March 01

  • Tennessee 75, Mississippi St. 68

    ProSportsDaily "Jordan McRae recorded 29 points, 10 rebounds and four assists as the visiting Volunteers tamed the Bulldogs. Jarnell Stokes added 14 points and nine boards for Tennessee (17-11, 8-7 SEC), which finished 17-of-20 from the foul line. Jeronne Maymon chipped in with 10 points and 11 rebounds for..." February 27

  • Orange-clad Bruce Pearl urges fans: Back Tennessee, Cuonzo Martin

    WBIR.com "The day after the Tennessee men's basketball team suffered a disappointing loss to Texas A&M under third-year coach Cuonzo Martin, former coach Bruce Pearl arrived in Nashville sporting an orange-and-white shirt. Pearl was one of the featured speakers for the final day of SportsFest, a..." February 25

  • Texas A&M 68, Tennessee 65

    ProSportsDaily "Antwan Space knocked down his second game-winning 3-pointer against the Volunteers this season, connecting from the right wing with 2.4 seconds left to lift the host Aggies. Space also hit from behind the arc with 4.4 seconds left in a 57-56 win at Tennessee on Jan. 11, giving him four of his..." February 23

  • Poppin' Bubbles: Providence and Richmond miss big chances

    CBSSports.com "Tuesday didn't have too many marquee matchups, but it did feature several quality bubble games. Some teams were looking for resume-boosting wins, while others were just looking to avoid bad losses. Winners George Washington: The Colonials were in nearly every projected bracket heading into the..." February 19

  • Gators a knockout in Knoxville, win 16th straight

    Florida Today "Scottie Wilbekin had 21 points and six assists, and No. 3 Florida stepped up its defense in the second half to outlast Tennessee 67-58 Tuesday night for its 16th consecutive victory. Michael Frazier II added 11 points to help the Gators (22-2, 11-0 SEC) beat Tennessee in Knoxville for just the..." February 12

  • Gators win again, but now comes the hard part: Tenn., Ky.

    Florida Today "How good is fourth-ranked Florida? We find out now. “I guess so,” said Gators senior forward Casey Prather, who bounced back from an ankle injury to score 15 points in a 78-69 win against Alabama on Saturday. In the morning, Coach Billy Donovan didn’t think Prather would be able to..." February 09

  • Vols hope Vandy loss won't bust bubble

    Tennessean "The Tennessee men’s basketball team is back in an uncomfortable, yet common, place. Another loss, this time a 64-60 defeat at the hands of rival Vanderbilt on Wednesday, unearthed the same old questions the Vols had recently hushed. Whatever promise that sprouted from wire-to-wire wins against..." February 08

  • Tennessee Vols' Cuonzo Martin on shaky ground

    Tennessean "I wonder if Cuonzo Martin is starting to feel the influence of the Dooley Effect. Remember, Derek Dooley was Tennessee’s football coach for only three seasons before it was determined that mediocrity was unacceptable and he was fired. For those keeping score, Martin is in his third season as..." January 28

  • 'Desperate' Gators crush Vols in hoops

    Florida Today "After struggling to hold on and get a win, after struggling yet again despite having a big lead at one point in the Alabama game on Thursday night, Gators coach Billy Donovan decided it was time to sit down and have a little talk with his players. “I think you’ve got to try to create these..." January 26

  • Delay part of No. 6 Gators' preparation

    Florida Today "Each year, it seems, weather or another travel issue has a way of getting in sixth-ranked Florida’s way on the path to a good season. It happened again on Thursday night after a 68-62 win at Alabama. Mechanical problems with the plane led the Gators — after their 10th straight win — back to the..." January 25

  • Tennessee Vols' Jarnell Stokes fights inconsistent play

    Tennessean "Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin has no doubt that junior forward Jarnell Stokes is one of college basketball’s best big men. “When you’re talking about big guys, the way he rebounds the basketball, when he’s moving and scoring the ball like that, there’s no doubt in my mind,” Martin said. “I’d..." January 22

  • Andrew Harrison's Big Night Propels Kentucky Past Tennessee

    UK Athletics "Freshman Andrew Harrison scored a season-high 26 points and No. 13 Kentucky used near-perfect free throw shooting to pull away from Tennessee for a 74-66 victory Saturday. The Wildcats (13-4, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) made 23 of 24 from the line including their first 17 before Aaron..." January 19

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