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2018 Schedule
26-9, 1st in SEC

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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34dMyron 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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55dMyron 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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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.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

How Cincinnati's scare affected other teams' chances in the South region in the moment.

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

How does Arizona's loss impact the South region? According to BPI, not much. Kentucky is up 78% to reach the Sweet 16 as a result but each of the top 3 seed's chances to reach the final four from the South barely moved as BPI sees a decent gap between UVA/Cincinnati and the rest.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Villanova has a better chance of reaching the Elite 8 (71%) at the moment than Tennessee does of reaching the Sweet 16 (69%) even though the Volunteers have already won a game.


Tennessee wins NCAA opener, routs Wright State 73-47

Admiral Schofield had 15 points and 12 rebounds as Tennessee advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 73-47 win over Wright State with coach Rick Barnes back in familiar territory Thursday.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

BPI gives Tennessee a 25% shot to reach the Elite 8.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

With the first round of the NCAA tournament about to tip off, here's one more quick look at the 30 *best* teams in college basketball, according to BPI. All but two earned a berth.

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