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NCAAB Tennessee Volunteers

General Information

Conference: Southeastern (1932-present)

NCAA Division: Division I

City: Knoxville, Tenn

Stadium: Thompson-Boling Arena

Championships

  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Titles: 8 (1930, 1934, 1982, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2021)
  • Conference Regular Season Titles:10 (1936, 1941, 1943, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 2000, 2008, 2018)
  • NCAA Tournaments: 5 (1936, 1941, 1943, 1979, 2022)

Past Conferences:

  • Southern

Tennessee Volunteers Standings & Analysis

If you’re a college sports fan, you’re likely interested in keeping up-to-date with the latest news and standings for your favorite teams. The Tennessee Volunteers Tide is a perennial powerhouse in college sports, and as such, many fans are always on the lookout for the latest information on this team.

All-Time Tennessee Volunteers Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • Allan Houston: 2,801
  • Ernie Grunfeld: 2,249
  • Tony White: 2,219

Rebounds

  • Gene Tormohlen: 1,113
  • Bernard King: 1,004
  •  Dyron Nix: 944

Assists

  • Johnny Darden: 715
  • C.J. Watson: 577
  • Rodney Woods: 525

Overview of the Tennessee Volunteers Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Tennessee Volunteers basketball team had a strong 2021-2022 season, finishing with a record of 21-13 overall and 11-7 in the SEC. The team was ranked as high as No. 16 in the AP Top 25 poll and earned a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Let’s take a closer look at their performance, top players, and overall progress throughout the season.

The Volunteers started the season with a 4-1 record in non-conference play, including a 56-55 win over No. 18 North Carolina in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. They then went on to win their first three SEC games before suffering a four-game losing streak. However, they rebounded with wins over No. 25 LSU and No. 6 Kentucky in February.

One of the key players for Tennessee was guard Santiago Vescovi. The sophomore from Uruguay led the team in scoring with 13.5 points per game and was also the team’s top 3-point shooter, hitting 41.7% from beyond the arc. Junior forward Josiah-Jordan James also had a strong season, averaging 12.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

In addition to their top scorers, the Volunteers had a balanced attack with multiple players contributing on both ends of the court. Freshman guard Kennedy Chandler showed promise as a playmaker, averaging 4.7 assists per game, while senior forward John Fulkerson was a solid rebounder and defender.

Tennessee’s defense was one of their strengths, holding opponents to just 63.8 points per game on average. They also had a strong rebounding game, ranking fourth in the SEC with an average of 38.6 rebounds per game.

Throughout the season, the Volunteers faced tough competition in the SEC, including losses to No. 11 Auburn, No. 2 Gonzaga, and No. 6 Kentucky. However, they also had impressive wins over No. 18 North Carolina, No. 25 LSU, and No. 6 Kentucky.

In the NCAA Tournament, the Volunteers faced off against No. 12 seed UC Santa Barbara in the first round. Despite a slow start, they were able to pull away in the second half for a 73-58 victory. However, they were eliminated in the second round with a 65-54 loss to No. 4 seed Purdue.

Before Betting on Tennessee Volunteers, Check Out These Tips:

Look out for injuries:

Injuries can greatly impact a team’s performance, so it’s important to keep an eye on the Volunteers’ injury report before placing any bets. If a key player is out due to injury, it could affect the team’s overall performance and outcome of the game.

Keep an eye on their home and away record:

Tennessee’s home and away record can have a significant impact on their performance. The Volunteers are known to have a strong home record, so it’s important to take that into account before placing any bets.

Analyze their past performance:

Before placing any bets on the Volunteers, it’s important to analyze their past performances to understand their strengths and weaknesses. Look at their stats, game highlights, and overall record from the previous season to get an idea of what to expect.

Evaluate their opponents:

The strength of the opponent can greatly impact the outcome of the game. Look at the Volunteers’ upcoming opponents and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses before placing any bets. This will give you a better understanding of the potential outcome of the game.

Tennessee Volunteers Tide Basketball History

The Tennessee Volunteers are a Division I program located in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee is an original member of the Southeastern Conference.

Tennessee made the NCAA Tournament for the 24th time in 2022, winning 27 games and its first SEC Tournament title in 43 years. The third-seeded Volunteers wound up losing to No. 11 seed Michigan 76-68 in the second round.

While the Volunteers have not matched the dominance of Tennessee’s women’s basketball team, an eight-time NCAA champion, they’ve had plenty of their success. The Volunteers have made eight Sweet 16s plus an Elite Eight in 2010. Tennessee went 28-9 in 2010 and beat San Diego State, Ohio and Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament, en route to the regional final.

The sixth-seeded Volunteers ultimately fell a win short of their first Final Four, losing 70-69 to No. 5 seed Michigan State. The Volunteers returned to the Big Dance in 2011, but even a sixth consecutive tournament trip wasn’t enough to save Bruce Pearl’s job.

The sixth-year coach, whose job had been clouded by a pending NCAA investigation, was fired following a first-round loss to Michigan.

Pearl was replaced by Cuonzo Martin, who left after three seasons for the California job. Martin’s successor, Donnie Tyndall, was dismissed after just one season because of potential NCAA infractions at his former job, Southern Mississippi.

At long last, the Volunteers found stability in Barnes. Hired in 2015, the former Texas coach posted a .649 winning percentage and reached the NCAA Tournament four times over his first seven seasons on Rocky Top. The Volunteers also won two SEC titles during that span, including a regular season championship in 2018 — their first in a decade.

While Tennessee fell victim to a second-round upset in 2018, losing 63-62 to No. 11 seed Loyola-Chicago, the Volunteers reached the regional semifinals the following season. That run ended with a 99-94 overtime loss to No. 3 seed Purdue.

The Volunteers carried strong postseason odds into the 2022-23 season, Barnes’ eighth at the helm, as they were picked to finish third in the SEC preseason media poll.

Tennessee has also played 13 times in the National Invitational Tournament, with a pair of trips to the semifinals (1969 and 1985). The Volunteers’ most recent appearance in the consolation tournament came in 2013.

Notably, the program has a strong track record of producing pros, with an alumni base that includes Naismith Hall of Famer Bernard King, former NBA All-Stars Dale Ellis and Allan Houston (the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,801 points), Ernie Grunfeld, Chris Lofton and C.J. Watson.

Seven former Volunteers currently play in the NBA: Kennedy Chandler, Tobias Harris, Keon Johnson, Josh Richardson, Admiral Schofield, Jaden Springer and Grant Williams.

Tennessee Volunteers Basketball FAQs

What is the winningest team in Tennessee program history?

The 2007-08 and 2018-19 Volunteers both won a school-record 31 games and reached the Sweet 16.

What is the worst team in Tennessee program history?

The 1993-94 Volunteers finished 2-14 in SEC play and 5-22 overall, matching the program record for fewest wins in a season. Wade Houston — the father of program great Allan Houston — resigned as coach following the season.

Who holds Tennessee’s single-season scoring record?

Allan Houston scored a school-record 806 points in 1990-91, earning First Team All-SEC honors. Houston also holds the school’s all-time scoring mark with 2,801 points. He was selected 11th overall in the 1993 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons and made a pair of All-Star teams with the New York Knicks.
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