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2018 Schedule
26-9, 1st in SEC
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4dChris Low

Beloved 'Voice of the Vols' Ward dies at 88

John Ward, who broadcast Tennessee basketball and football games for over 30 seasons and became known as the "Voice of the Vols," died Wednesday after a lengthy illness. He was 88.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Espn 60 D.J. Burns reclassifies up into the class of 2018 and commits to Rick Barnes and Tennessee. A power forward at 6'8" & 255lbs who scores with footwork, touch, and instincts on the blocks. The Volunteers will be projected as a top 5 team next season. This is a terrific recruit for Tennessee.

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Schofield out of draft, returning to Tennessee

Admiral Schofield, considered a second-round prospect at best, has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to Tennessee for his senior season. He said the evaluation has taught him where he needs to improve.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

ESPN 60 Tre Mann recently cut his list to three schools. His thoughts on each. "Florida- is home. I grew up in Gainesville, all of my family is there. I have a great relationship with all of the coaches there since 8th or 9th grade. I think I fit their system well and I'll be able to play my game at Florida." "On Tennessee. I have a great relationship with coach Lanier and coach Barnes. Coach Barnes is a veteran at what he does and I feel like he can develop me into the player I need to be to go to the next level. " "Kansas, is a winning program and is always does well in the tournament. Coach Self is a veteran and knows how to win and I believe he can help me get the where I want to be in the next couple of years."

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62dMyron Medcalf

NBA draft departures shake up Way-Too-Early Top 25

The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.

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83dMyron Medcalf

Hoops royalty leads Way-Too-Early Top 25

Villanova reigns as national champion. How does the field stack up for next season? Here's your first look at the best of the best for next season.

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Vols' Schofield enters draft, won't hire agent

Tennessee forward Admiral Schofield has decided to enter his name into the NBA draft without hiring an agent, which gives him the option to return for his senior season.

SEC men's basketball buzzing after big season (2:02)
Predicting next season's top-5 SEC teams (3:59)
Takeaways from SEC men's basketball (2:36)
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94dAdam Rittenberg

Tennessee, former AD reach $2.5M settlement

Former Tennessee athletic director John Currie has reached a $2.5 million settlement with the school after being fired after eight months on the job and in the middle of a football coaching search.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee launched a furious rally late, but the Vols couldn't overcome Loyola-Chicago in the final minutes. This is a squad that just knocked off a co-SEC champion after defeating Miami on Thursday. If anyone thought this was a fluke, Loyola-Chicago proved they're here to stay with another great performance and poise down the stretch.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Loyola-Chicago's proving the win against Miami was no fluke. The Ramblers are giving SEC regular-season co-champion Tennessee everything it can handle, and then some. Heading into the game's final minutes, Loyola is holding on to its lead.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Best chance to win the South Region, per BPI: Cincinnati: 50% Tennessee: 19% Kentucky: 18% Kansas State: 6% Nevada: 3%

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Final Four chances in the South region have changed over the last few minutes...dramatically.

Team Stats

Points Per Game73.9Tied-168th
Rebounds Per Game36.1131st
Assists Per Game15.844th
Points Allowed65.424th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record19-21
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances20