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Sunday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (3/2/14)

Thursday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (2/27/14)

The Vols picked up their ninth wire-to-wire win this season with a 75-68 Win At Mississippi State on Wednesday night. Tennessee is now tied for fourth place in the lead -- but holds the tie-breakers on both LSU and Ole Miss. 

Here's a look at the highlights of the game: 


Check out media coverage from the game: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: McRae saves Vols late against MSU
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols fend off the pressure, get a win



Wednesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (2/26/14)

The Vols look to return to their winning ways this evening as Tennessee plays Mississippi State. Here's a look at the game preview: Vol Hoops Central: at Mississippi State.

Before the Vols departed for Starkville, they met with the media: Vol Hoops Media Session (2-25-14)


Here's the latest from the media: 

Lady Vol Illustrated & Vol Calls Set For Monday Night


Lady Vol Illustrated at 7 p.m. ET

Tennessee women's basketball assistant coach Dean Lockwood will be a special in-person guest on Lady Vol Illustrated at 7 p.m. ET, at Calhoun's On The River. Co-head coach of the softball team Ralph Weekly will join the show from California to talk about the 13-0 start for the Lady Vols. SEC gold medalist Tori Lamp will also be an in-person guest to talk about her SEC Championship diving performance tonight. 


Vol Calls at 8 p.m. ET

Tennessee head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin, Lady Vols basketball assistant coach Dean Lockwood and UT pitcher Andrew Lee will be on-site guests on "Vol Calls" tonight (Monday, Feb. 24) from Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. Central. Co-hosts Bob Kesling and Brent Hubbs will also have a live on-air interview with UT assistant football coach Tommy Thigpen, who was recently name National Recruiter of the Year by Rivals.com. 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.

House Hunting with C.J. Watson


"Ever wonder how pro athletes like the Pacers's C.J. Watson relocate in about as much time as it takes the ink to dry on their new contract?"

Watch former Vol basketball star C.J. Watson go house hunting on HGTV Tuesday night at 11 p.m. ET.

To learn more about Watson's travels and house shopping, read the Indy Star's "Go house hunting with Pacer C.J. Watson".

Sunday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (2/23/14)

The Vols suffered a second heart-breaking loss to Texas A&M this season -- and the second in which an Antwan Space 3-pointer proved to be a final blow for Tennessee. Check out the full recap: Aggies Repeat Last-Second Win Over Vols. Here's a look at the highlights:


News from the media includes: 

Saturday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (2/22/14)

The Vols travel to Texas A&M for a big match-up with the Aggies this afternoon. The game airs on ESPNU. Check out Vol Hoops Central: at Texas A&M.

This week's edition of INSIDE THE PAINT: Freshmen Point Guards takes a look at freshman point guard Darius Thompson:


Here are the latest stories from the media: 
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Matchup: Tennessee at Texas A&M

Trade, Wise Words From Former Vol Sparked Tobias Harris

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On Tuesday, John Denton wrote a feature on Tobias Harris for the Orlando Magic website. The feature focuses on Harris' evolution into a bona fide NBA starter after his trade from the Milwaukee Bucks. The story is particularly interesting to Volunteer fans as it sheds light on some of Harris' darker times (being given up on by the Bucks) and how a former Tennessee Vol helped restore his confidence.

Denton went on to write:

Tobias Harris is the type of athlete who practically oozes confidence out his every pore. On the basketball court, there is no situation that scares him and no moment too big for him.

He'll take - and make - big shots, as proven by his game-winning dunk against Oklahoma City two weeks ago. And Harris has no hesitation when it comes to his position on the floor, willingly playing either small forward or power forward against bigger players.

However, the trade from Milwaukee rattled Harris' confidence.

But Harris admitted on Tuesday that hearing the initial news that he had been traded was shocking to the senses for him. Luckily for him, he had a former NBA standout and a fellow University of Tennessee product to give him a good piece of advice.

``It was eye-opening for me as a player to realize that the NBA is a business and it showed me that this league is a lot about confidence,'' Harris said. ``When I got traded from here, to begin with I was at first discouraged because I was here in Milwaukee. One of the first persons who called me was Dale Ellis, who played here. He was just telling me, `Don't ever think that just because they traded you, that doesn't mean they don't think that you can play. You can play in this league for a long time and when you get to Orlando you need to have that type of confidence.'

Read the full story - Denton: Trade to Orlando From Milwaukee "Sparked" Harris

Wednesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (2/19/14)

The Vols had their best defensive effort of the season, limiting Georgia to a season-low 48 points in a 67-48 win over the Bulldogs on Tuesday night. Get the full story: Stokes, Barton Lead Vols Past UGA, 67-48, plus highlights:


Here's a look at coverage from the media: 

Tuesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (2/18/14)

The Vols return home to host Georgia tonight at 9 p.m., on ESPNU. Get the full preview here: Vol Hoops Central: Georgia.




Here's a look at coverage from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Georgia third as it visits Tennessee Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Matchup: Georgia at Tennessee





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