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Thursday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (3/20/14)

The Vols pulled off the overtime comeback win over Iowa last night in Dayton. Read all about it here: Vols Top Iowa, 78-65, To Move On In NCAAs. Plus check out our video diaries from inside the Vols' locker room and a Storify of social media coverage of a wild night and morning for the Vols: Diaries & #Storify: Vols Win NCAA Thriller


If you haven't hears what Cuonzo Martin and the Vols had to say about the classic, read it here: Postgame Quotes: Vols 78, Iowa 65 (OT) or watch it:

Here's a look at coverage from the media: 

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Five Things: Vols outlast Hawkeyes




VFL Tobias Harris' Inspiration


If Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris ever needs inspiration, he never has to look outside his own family.

His 90-year-old grandfather, Lt. Col. John Mulzac, is a role model.

In 1942, when the armed forces were segregated, Mulzac joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. He became one of America's first black military pilots, a group known as the Tuskegee Airmen.

"He always told us as kids that we could do anything in this world if we put our mind to it," Harris said, a smile on his face. "He's been definitely an inspiration to me, and I love him to death."

On Wednesday night, Mulzac plans to turn on his TV in the Brooklyn, N.Y., home he shares with his wife of 67 years and watch the Magic face the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix.


Read the full story from the Orlando Sentinel: Tobias Harris is inspired by his grandfather, a Tuskegee Airman

Wednesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (3/19/14)

The Vols start their journey tonight as one of 68 teams, dreaming of winning a national championship. Get your full game preview right here: Vol Hoops Central: Iowa (NCAA Tournament).

Take a look at the team's first two days in Dayton in: Vols NCAA Tourney Diaries: Days 1 & 2

On Tuesday, the starters and Cuonzo Martin met with the media to discuss the game, read every word of what they said: Vols Pre-Iowa Press Conference Quotes or watch here:


Here's what the media is writing on Wednesday: 

- CBS Sports.com: Iowa-Tennessee Preview
- Knoxville News Sentinel: NCAA matchup: Tennessee vs. Iowa
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Destination Dayton: Fans want a win
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols enjoying return to NCAA stage
- Sioux City Journal: Iowa faces challenge in Tennessee
- Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier: Iowa, Tennessee stories are similar reads






Tuesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (3/18/14)

The Vols Arrived In Dayton For The NCAA Tournament on Monday night. 


Prior to leaving, here's a look at what the five starters told the media: Vols Meet With Media Before NCAA Departure.



Here's the latest from the media on the Vols:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols scoff at play-in skepticism
- Chattanooga Times Free Press:  Tennessee in the NCAA tourament, headed to Dayton
- Knoxville News Sentinel: NIT wasn't fun; this week should be
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols know, respect Hawkeyes
- Maryville Daily Times: Vols' Stokes, McRae earn AP SEC honors

Vols Calls Set For Monday Night at 8 p.m. ET


Tennessee head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin, Lady Vols head basketball coach Holly Warlick and UT baseball player Andy Cox up the guest lineup for "Vol Calls"  on the Vol Network tonight (Monday, March 17). The show will also feature a scouting report on Tennessee's opponent Wednesday - the Iowa Hawkeyes. The show originates from Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. Central with co-hosts Bob Kesling and Brent Hubbs. Fans may tune in across the state on the Vol Radio Network or listen online at utsports.com. Listeners can ask a question by dialing 1-800-688-8657 - Verizon customers can dial #TENN - or submit a question via Facebook at VolNetwork-IMG.

Monday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (3/17/14)

The Vols will make their 20th NCAA Tournament appearance on Wednesday night in Dayton, Ohio against Iowa. Get the full details right here: Vols Are Dancing in Dayton, Face Iowa
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Check out what it was like when the Vols found out they were dancing again:


Here's what the media wrote about the Vols: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee in the NCAA tourament, headed to Dayton
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: NCAA tournament regional breakdowns
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee's NCAA tournament history
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 68 (or so) words on all 68 NCAA teams

Saturday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (3/15/14)

The Vols advanced to the SEC Tournament Semifinals for the first time since 2010 with a 59-44 Win over South Carolina on Friday. Check out the highlights: 

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the team as well: 

On Saturday, the Vols look to take down the #1 team in the land, Florida: Vol Hoops Central: #1 Florida - SEC Semi.

Here's the latest media coverage:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' defense topples Gamecocks; Gators await
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: What Gators do best is win
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols rocked the bus, then South Carolina


Friday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (3/14/14)

The Vols take on upset-winner 13 seed South Carolina on Friday at approx. 3:30 p.m. ET in the SEC Quarterfinals. Get the full preview right here: Vol Hoops Central: SEC Quarterfinals. Take a look at the first two days of the Vols in Atlanta with this behind-the-scenes Diary Video:


Here's the latest from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols try to keep it going against South Carolina

Thursday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (3/13/14)

The Vols arrived in Atlanta on Wednesday night as they prepare to play in the SEC Quarterfinals. Here's the Vol Hoops Central: SEC Quarterfinals. Cuonzo Martin met with the media on Wednesday, here's what he said:


Coverage from the media includes: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols have what it takes to reprise 1979
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols aim to buck bad SEC tournament history
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols thinking big for SEC tournament

Wednesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (3/12/14)

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