Pons Is The Catalyst In Vols’ Return Home

The No. 6 Tennessee Volunteers returned to Thompson-Boling Arena Wednesday night after spending 15 days away from their home court. Thanks to a change in lineup, the Vols avoided any Thanksgiving hangover. Yves Pons made his first career start and didn’t waste any time making his mark. He finished with 10 points, five rebounds and…

Show Me My Basketball Opponent: Eastern Kentucky

Here’s all I knew about Eastern Kentucky University heading into this post: Its football team is coached by former Tennessee special teams coach Mark Elder. At 14-19 through three years, he has the worst winning percentage of a coach there in nearly 90 years, so that’s good. They are located in Richmond, Kentucky. They were…

By The Numbers: Vanderbilt

For over 100 years, Tennessee and Vanderbilt have transcended I-40 and played each other in football. Vanderbilt dominated the matchup in it’s formative years, wining 19 of the first 24 games. Since then, Tennessee has posted a 71-9-2 record against their mid-state rivals. Because of this stretch, Tennessee fans often refuse to call Vanderbilt a…

Show Me My Basketball Opponent: Kansas

WE MEET AGAIN. Thank God we meet again, because for about four seconds during Tennessee’s game against Louisville on Wednesday, I was concerned this wouldn’t be so. Louisville hit 11 of their first 24 threes, nearly all of them guarded in some way, before not hitting a three over the final 7+ minutes of the…

Vols Stay Poised, Hold Off The Cardinals

No. 5 Tennessee impressed on Wednesday night in what was its toughest test to date. The Vols defeated the Louisville Cardinals 92-81 in a barn-burner. The matchup was just what the Vols needed as a prelude to what will be an even bigger challenge on Friday night. The Cardinals threatened early by hitting three-pointers to…

Show Me My Basketball Opponent: Louisville

Hey, remember when Louisville had Lamar Jackson on their football team, two coaches that nearly everyone would kill themselves to get, and a basketball team coming off of a 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament with five of the top seven players returning? And now they have none of these things. Very funny! If you’ve…