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1940-41 [17-5 / 8-3 (3rd SEC)]
Coach: John Mauer
Captain: Frank Thomas
Date Opponent Result Site
D7 Tennessee Tech W, 46-27 Knoxville
D20 Emory & Henry W, 51-27 Knoxville
D30 Austin Peay W, 31-23 Knoxville
J2 Marshall W, 33-22 Knoxville
J4 at Virginia L, 30-41 Charlottesville
J6 at Marshall L, 29-33 Huntington
J11 at Alabama L, 22-27 Tuscaloosa
J18 Kentucky W, 32-22 Knoxville
J24 Mississippi State W, 37-28 Knoxville
J25 Georgia W, 46-23 Knoxville
J27 Chattanooga W, 53-18 Knoxville
J31 at Auburn W, 51-33 Auburn
F1 at Georgia L, 36-47 Athens
F8 Mississippi W, 61-29 Knoxville
F10 Alabama W, 34-23 Knoxville
F15 at Kentucky L, 28-37 Lexington
F17 at Vanderbilt W, 37-36 Nashville
F22 Vanderbilt W, 46-25 Knoxville
Southeastern Conference Tournament
F27 Mississippi State W, 35-29 Louisville
F28 Georgia W, 41-39 Louisville
M1 Florida W, 47-26 Louisville
M1 Kentucky W, 36-33 Louisville
1941-42 [19-3 / 7-1 (1st SEC)]
Coach: John Mauer
Captain: Bernie Mehen
Date Opponent Result Site
D6 Tennessee Tech W, 42-23 Knoxville
D9 Lincoln Memorial W, 60-15 Knoxville
D11 Austin Peay W, 50-18 Knoxville
D20 Union W, 42-19 Knoxville
D23 at Xavier W, 46-36 Cincinnati
D30 1-Long Island W, 36-33 New Orleans
J5 at Duke L, 35-37 Durham
J9 at Alabama W, 37-15 Tuscaloosa
J10 at Mississippi W, 42-39 Oxford
J17 Kentucky W, 46-40 Knoxville
J23 Auburn W, 43-23 Knoxville
J24 Xavier W, 42-30 Knoxville
J31 Marshall W, 48-37 Knoxville
F2 Turner Field W, 47-23 Knoxville
F7 Alabama W, 36-29 Knoxville
F9 Chattanooga W, 45-12 Knoxville
F14 at Kentucky L, 33-36 Lexington
F16 at Vanderbilt W, 34-33 Nashville
F21 Vanderbilt W, 39-26 Knoxville
Southeastern Conference Tournament
F26 Georgia W, 62-50 Louisville
F27 Mississippi State W, 50-40 Louisville
F28 Alabama L, 18-21 Louisville
1-Sugar Bowl Classic
1942-43 [14-4 / 6-3 (3rd SEC)]
Coach: John Mauer
Captain: Paul Herman
Date Opponent Result Site
D5 Tennessee Tech W, 44-27 Knoxville
D10 Union W, 48-31 Knoxville
D19 Duke W, 51-33 Knoxville
D26 at St. John’s L, 41-52 New York City
J8 at Mississippi State W, 35-33 Starkville
J9 at Alabama W, 37-27 Tuscaloosa
J16 Kentucky L, 28-30 Knoxville
J23 Xavier W, 55-23 Knoxville
J29 Auburn W, 57-23 Knoxville
F1 at Xavier W, 48-38 Cincinnati
F6 Mississippi State W, 42-36 Knoxville
F8 Alabama W, 36-33 Knoxville
F13 at Kentucky L, 29-53 Lexington
F15 at Vanderbilt L, 27-30 Nashville
F20 Vanderbilt W, 44-22 Knoxville
Southeastern Conference Tournament
F26 Vanderbilt W, 41-31 Louisville
F27 LSU W, 52-34 Louisville
F27 Kentucky W, 33-30 Louisville
1943-44 No Team
1944-45 [18-5 / 8-2 (1st SEC)]
Coach: John Mauer
Captain: Garland (Mule) O’Shields
Date Opponent Result Site
D2 Lincoln Memorial W, 63-28 Knoxville
D8 Tennessee Tech W, 44-28 Knoxville
D15 Tusculum W, 49-17 Knoxville
D25 at New York University W, 50-48 New York City
D27 at Temple L, 31-33 Philadelphia
D30 vs. Ohio University W, 40-36 Buffalo
J6 Marshall W, 48-40 Knoxville
J11 at Alabama W, 23-14 Tuscaloosa
J12 at Mississippi State W, 41-26 Starkville
J20 Kentucky W, 35-34 Knoxville
J27 Georgia Tech W, 44-26 Knoxville
J30 Georgia W, 42-26 Knoxville
F3 Mississippi State W, 44-27 Knoxville
F10 at Georgia Tech L, 49-53 Atlanta
F12 at Georgia W, 48-38 Athens
F17 at Kentucky L, 34-40 Lexington
F19 Alabama W, 38-27 Knoxville
F24 Murray State W, 57-38 Knoxville
Southeastern Conference Tournament
M1 Mississippi W, 59-37 Louisville
M2 Auburn W, 56-26 Louisville
M3 Georgia Tech W, 41-37 Louisville
M3 Kentucky L, 35-39 Louisville
National Invitation Tournament
M17 Rhode Island L, 44-51 New York City
1945-46 [15-5 / 8-3 (3rd SEC)]
Coach: John Mauer
Captain: Garland (Mule) O’Shields
Date Opponent Result Site
D3 Tennessee Tech W, 52-26 Knoxville
D8 Lincoln Memorial W, 63-18 Knoxville
D11 Milligan W, 50-38 Knoxville
D19 at East Tennessee State W, 44-24 Johnson City
D25 at Long Island L, 43-45 New York City
D29 at Temple W, 43-36 Philadelphia
J5 Marshall W, 44-31 Knoxville
J11 at Mississippi W, 65-42 Oxford
J12 at Mississippi State W, 52-27 Starkville
J19 Kentucky L, 32-50 Knoxville
J26 at Georgia Tech W, 49-27 Atlanta
J27 at Georgia W, 46-33 Athens
F4 Mississippi State W, 38-31 Knoxville
F9 Georgia Tech L, 34-38 Knoxville
F11 Georgia W, 53-28 Knoxville
F16 at Kentucky L, 34-54 Lexington
F18 at Vanderbilt W, 55-33 Nashville
F25 Vanderbilt W, 42-32 Knoxville
Southeastern Conference Tournament
F28 Vanderbilt W, 46-32 Louisville
M1 Alabama L, 24-35 Louisville
1946-47 [16-5 / 10-3 (3rd SEC)]
Coach: John Mauer
Captains: Ted Cook, Dick Mehen (Co-Captain)
Date Opponent Result Site
D2 Lincoln Memorial W, 60-24 Knoxville
D7 Milligan W, 59-33 Knoxville
D9 Tennessee Tech W, 65-22 Knoxville
D18 at East Tennessee State W, 53-23 Johnson City
D21 at Long Island L, 32-42 New York City
J4 Duke W, 53-47 Knoxville
J10 at Mississippi State W, 35-34 Starkville
J11 at Auburn W, 66-30 Auburn
J18 Kentucky L, 39-54 Knoxville
J20 at Georgia Tech L, 43-48 Atlanta
J27 at Georgia W, 48-33 Athens
F1 Mississippi State W, 65-36 Knoxville
F3 Auburn W, 63-27 Knoxville
F7 Georgia Tech W, 40-28 Knoxville
F8 Georgia W, 62-33 Knoxville
F10 Mississippi W, 61-28 Knoxville
F15 at Kentucky L, 46-61 Lexington
F17 at Vanderbilt W, 54-47 Nashville
F22 Vanderbilt W, 56-21 Knoxville
Southeastern Conference Tournament
F27 Georgia W, 58-45 Louisville
F28 Tulane L, 41-47 Louisville
1947-48 [20-5 / 10-2 (3rd SEC)]
Coach: Emmett Lowery
Captain: Marshall Hawkins
Date Opponent Result Site
D2 Lincoln Memorial W, 56-41 Knoxville
D5 Milligan W, 76-36 Knoxville
D9 vs. Washington & Lee W, 85-49 Bristol
D11 Tennessee Tech W, 57-33 Knoxville
D13 at Milligan W, 52-34 Johnson City
D20 vs. Miami (Ohio) L, 51-54 Cincinnati
D31 Wake Forest W, 60-47 Knoxville
J3 at Duke W, 62-58 Durham
J5 at North Carolina L, 43-52 Chapel Hill
J10 Alabama W, 47-35 Knoxville
J12 Mississippi State W, 64-57 Knoxville
J17 Kentucky L, 54-65 Knoxville
J24 at Georgia Tech W, 59-57 Atlanta
J26 at Georgia W, 70-64 Athens
J31 at Chattanooga W, 79-64 Chattanooga
F2 at Mississippi State W, 47-46 Starkville
F6 Georgia Tech W, 49-46 Knoxville
F7 Georgia W, 69-60 Knoxville
F14 at Kentucky L, 42-69 Lexington
F16 at Vanderbilt W, 63-48 Nashville
F21 Vanderbilt W, 72-53 Knoxville
F27 vs. LSU W, 56-48 Memphis
Southeastern Conference Tournament
M4 Mississippi State W, 73-52 Louisville
M5 Mississippi W, 81-62 Louisville
M6 Kentucky L, 47-70 Louisville
1948-49 [19-7 / 8-3 (3rd SEC)]
Coach: Emmett Lowery
Captain: Paul Walther
Date AP Rank
UT/Opp
Opponent Result Site
N29 -/- at Lincoln Memorial W, 58-43 Harrogate
D2 -/- at St. John’s L, 45-67 New York City
D4 -/- at St. Joseph’s L, 68-83 Philadelphia
D8 -/- Tennessee Tech W, 58-45 Knoxville
D11 -/- Tulsa W, 63-38 Knoxville
D17 -/- at Florida W, 58-52 Gainesville
D20 -/- at Tampa W, 74-50 Tampa
D30 -/- vs. Arkansas L, 55-58 Memphis
J3 -/- Wake Forest W, 70-51 Knoxville
J8 -/- Loyola (South) W, 73-57 Knoxville
J10 -/- at Vanderbilt W, 53-51 Nashville
J15 -/+ Kentucky L, 51-66 Knoxville
J22 -/- at Georgia Tech W, 63-56 Atlanta
J24 -/- at Georgia W, 61-59 Athens
J29 -/- Vanderbilt W, 67-64 Knoxville
J31 -/- North Carolina W, 84-56 Knoxville
F4 -/- Georgia W, 77-51 Knoxville
F5 -/- Georgia Tech L, 71-72* Knoxville
F8 -/1 at Kentucky L, 56-71 Lexington
F12 -/- Mississippi State W, 63-58 Knoxville
F19 -/- at Chattanooga W, 94-75 Chattanooga
F21 -/- LSU W, 81-72 Knoxville
F23 -/- The Citadel W, 64-42 Knoxville
Southeastern Conference Tournament
M3 -/- Mississippi State W, 73-45 Louisville
M4 -/- Mississippi W, 74-49 Louisville
M5 -/1 Kentucky L, 44-83 Louisville
+ First poll of the season was not released until Jan. 20. Kentucky was ranked No. 2 in the first poll.
1949-50 [15-11 / 5-6 (7th SEC)]
Coach: Emmett Lowery
Captain: Art Burris
Date AP Rank
UT/Opp
Opponent Result Site
N30 -/- at Lincoln Memorial W, 67-59 Harrogate
D3 -/- Tennessee Tech W, 69-62 Knoxville
D5 -/- Maryland W, 61-40 Knoxville
D10 -/- Chattanooga W, 65-50 Knoxville
D16 -/- Dayton L, 38-57 Knoxville
D21 -/- vs. Tampa L, 63-66 Chattanooga
D29 -/- 1-Utah State W, 66-62 Des Moines
D30 -/- 1-Drake W, 64-57 Des Moines
J2 -/- at Louisville L, 63-74 Louisville
J7 -/- Vanderbilt L, 52-67 Knoxville
J9 -/- vs. Wake Forest L, 62-69 Asheville
J14 -/2 Kentucky W, 66-53 Knoxville
J21 17/- at Georgia Tech L, 57-68 Atlanta
J23 17/- at Mississippi State L, 56-65 Starkville
J28 -/- at Vanderbilt L, 44-50 Nashville
J30 -/- Tulane L, 55-68 Knoxville
F3 -/- Florida W, 65-56 Knoxville
F4 -/- Georgia Tech W, 69-56 Knoxville
F11 -/7 at Kentucky L, 52-79 Lexington
F18 -/- at Loyola (South) W, 62-39 New Orleans
F20 -/- at LSU W, 67-65 Baton Rouge
F25 -/- Mississippi W, 79-57 Knoxville
Southeastern Conference Tournament
M2 -/- Georgia Tech W, 63-56 Louisville
M3 -/- Vanderbilt W, 50-44 Louisville
M4 -/- LSU W, 81-79 Louisville
M4 -/4 Kentucky L, 58-95 Louisville
1-Corn Bowl

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