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1980-81 [21-8 / 12-6 (3rd SEC)]
Coach: Don DeVoe
Captain: Game Captains
Final Ranking: 15th Associated Press / 15th UPI
Date AP Rank
UT/Opp
Opponent Result Site
N29 -/- Rollins W, 94-58 Knoxville
D3 -/- at Auburn L, 65-75 Auburn
D6 -/- Purdue W, 78-69 Knoxville
D9 -/- Lafayette W, 72-42 Knoxville
D13 -/- Colorado W, 87-69 Knoxville
D19 -/- 1-Iona W, 80-54 Knoxville
D20 -/18 1-Brigham Young W, 81-65 Knoxville
D28 -/11 2-Arizona State W, 69-53 New Orleans
D29 -/- 2-Duke W, 90-69 New Orleans
J3 18/- at Alabama W, 70-69* Tuscaloosa
J7 13/- Mississippi W, 73-68 Knoxville
J10 13/4 at Kentucky L, 47-48 Lexington
J14 11/- Florida W, 78-64 Knoxville
J17 11/- at Vanderbilt W, 72-66 Nashville
J21 8/- Mississippi State W, 81-57 Knoxville
J24 8/5 at LSU L, 63-80 Baton Rouge
J28 11/- Georgia W, 72-67 Knoxville
J31 11/- Alabama W, 62-58 Knoxville
F4 10/- at Mississippi L, 52-71 Oxford
F7 10/6 Kentucky W, 87-71 Knoxville
F11 9/- at Florida W, 53-52 Gainesville
F14 9/- Vanderbilt W, 79-72 Knoxville
F18 8/- at Mississippi State W, 73-70 Starkville
F21 8/4 LSU L, 65-66 Knoxville
F25 10/- at Georgia L, 75-76* Athens
F28 10/- Auburn W, 75-63 Knoxville
Southeastern Conference Tournament
M5 10/- Mississippi L, 71-81 Birmingham
NCAA Tournament
M15 15/- Va. Commonwealth W, 58-56* Charlotte
M19 15/5 Virginia L, 48-62 Atlanta
1-Volunteer Classic
2-Sugar Bowl Classic
1981-82 [20-10 / 13-5 (Tie 1st SEC)]
Coach: Don DeVoe
Captain: Game Captains
Date AP Rank
UT/Opp
Opponent Result Site
N28 -/- at Purdue L, 68-82 West Lafayette
D8 -/- at Colorado W, 64-63 Boulder
D12 -/- Auburn W, 86-79 Knoxville
D14 -/- Cleveland State W, 74-58 Knoxville
D18 -/- 1-American University W, 59-58 Knoxville
D19 -/- 1-California W, 80-48 Knoxville
D27 -/- 2-at Portland L, 62-71 Portland
D28 -/- 2-Wisconsin W, 79-67 Portland
D29 -/- 2-Pittsburgh L, 54-55 Portland
J2 -/12 Alabama W, 88-67 Knoxville
J6 -/- at Mississippi W, 62-55 Oxford
J9 -/3 Kentucky W, 70-66 Knoxville
J13 -/- at Florida W, 69-66 Gainesville
J16 -/- Vanderbilt W, 71-69* Knoxville
J20 20/- at Mississippi State W, 54-44 Starkville
J23 20/- LSU W, 77-67 Knoxville
J27 15/- at Georgia W, 66-64 Athens
J30 15/13 at Alabama L, 72-77* Tuscaloosa
F3 16/- Mississippi L, 53-55* Knoxville
F6 16/9 at Kentucky L, 67-77 Lexington
F10 -/- Florida W, 90-75 Knoxville
F13 -/- at Vanderbilt W, 59-55 Nashville
F17 -/- Mississippi State W, 50-48 Knoxville
F20 -/- at LSU W, 54-53 Baton Rouge
F24 19/- Georgia L, 63-64 Knoxville
F27 19/- at Auburn L, 54-56 Auburn
Southeastern Conference Tournament
M4 -/- Vanderbilt W, 57-54 Lexington
M5 -/18 Alabama L, 50-56 Lexington
NCAA Tournament
M12 -/- SW Louisiana W, 61-57 Indianapolis
M14 -/3 Virginia L, 51-54 Indianapolis
1-Volunteer Classic
2-Far West Classic
1982-83 [20-12 / 9-9 (Tie 4th SEC)]
Coach: Don DeVoe
Captain: Game Captains
Preseason Ranking: 13th Associated Press
Final Ranking: 25th USA Today/CNN
Date AP Rank
UT/Opp
Opponent Result Site
N27 13/- Biscayne W, 84-59 Knoxville
D1 14/- at UT-Chattanooga W, 55-49 Chattanooga
D8 14/- Arizona W, 92-73 Knoxville
D11 14/- New Orleans W, 76-74 Knoxville
D17 11/- 1-St. Francis (NY) W, 70-51 Knoxville
D18 11/- 1-Miami (Ohio) W, 69-62 Knoxville
D22 9/- Oklahoma City W, 99-56 Knoxville
D28 8/- 2-San Jose State W, 50-42 Las Vegas
D29 8/15 2-at UNLV L, 54-70 Las Vegas
J3 8/- Georgia W, 87-76 Knoxville
J8 12/- at Mississippi L, 55-56* Oxford
J10 12/- at LSU W, 59-58 Baton Rouge
J15 18/- Mississippi State L, 74-75* Knoxville
J18 -/- Alabama W, 73-64 Knoxville
J22 -/- at Florida L, 74-78 Gainesville
J24 -/20 at Auburn W, 80-77 Auburn
J29 -/- Vanderbilt L, 60-61 Knoxville
J31 -/10 Kentucky W, 65-63 Knoxville
F5 -/- Mississippi W, 65-53 Knoxville
F7 -/- LSU W, 66-63 Knoxville
F12 -/- at Mississippi State L, 66-75 Starkville
F14 -/- at Alabama L, 78-90 Tuscaloosa
F19 -/- Florida W, 78-53 Knoxville
F22 20/- Auburn W, 82-74 Knoxville
F24 20/- at Vanderbilt L, 68-69 Nashville
F27 20/10 at Kentucky L, 61-69 Lexington
M5 -/- at Georgia L, 59-74 Athens
Southeastern Conference Tournament
M10 -/- Florida W, 78-62 Birmingham
M11 -/- LSU W, 74-71* Birmingham
M12 -/- Georgia L, 60-79 Birmingham
NCAA Tournament
M18 -/- Marquette W, 57-56 Evansville
M20 -/2 Louisville L, 57-70 Evansville
1-Volunteer Classic
2-Las Vegas Holiday Classic
1983-84 [21-14 / 9-9 (6th SEC)]
Coach: Don DeVoe
Captain: Game Captains
Date AP Rank
UT/Opp
Opponent Result Site
N25 -/- Ohio Northern W, 40-33 Knoxville
N30 -/- Xavier W, 77-57 Knoxville
D3 -/- California W, 62-47 Knoxville
D7 -/- Morehead State W, 75-63 Knoxville
D13 -/- Georgia State L, 50-52 Knoxville
D16 -/- 1-Montana State W, 64-41 Knoxville
D17 -/- 1-Louisiana Tech W, 71-61 Knoxville
D20 -/- Hardin-Simmons W, 75-58 Knoxville
D23 -/- at Arizona W, 61-49 Tucson
D27 -/- 2-Navy W, 76-61 Honolulu
D29 -/- 2-at Hawaii L, 60-73 Honolulu
D30 -/- 2-Ala.-Birmingham L, 66-84 Honolulu
J3 -/11 at Georgia L, 57-71 Athens
J8 -/- Mississippi W, 83-59 Knoxville
J10 -/11 LSU W, 70-69 Knoxville
J14 -/- at Mississippi State L, 56-63* Starkville
J16 -/- at Alabama L, 72-82 Tuscaloosa
J21 -/- Florida W, 70-65 Knoxville
J24 -/- Auburn L, 72-79 Knoxville
J28 -/- at Vanderbilt W, 76-69 Nashville
J30 -/3 at Kentucky L, 74-93 Lexington
F4 -/- at Mississippi L, 56-57 Oxford
F6 -/14 at LSU L, 59-61* Baton Rouge
F11 -/- Mississippi State W, 45-42 Knoxville
F13 -/- Alabama L, 66-72 Knoxville
F18 -/- at Florida W, 75-74** Gainesville
F20 -/- at Auburn W, 57-54 Auburn
F25 -/- Vanderbilt W, 67-61 Knoxville
F27 -/4 Kentucky W, 63-58 Knoxville
M4 -/- Georgia L, 77-82 Knoxville
Southeastern Conference Tournament
M8 -/- Florida W, 80-74* Nashville
M9 -/- Auburn L, 58-60 Nashville
National Invitation Tournament
M14 -/- St. Peter’s W, 54-40 Knoxville
M19 -/- UT-Chattanooga W, 68-66 Knoxville
M23 -/- at Virginia Tech L, 68-72 Blacksburg
1-Volunteer Classic
2-Rainbow Classic
1984-85 [22-15 / 8-10 (Tie 7th SEC)]
Coach: Don DeVoe
Captain: Game Captains
Date AP Rank
UT/Opp
Opponent Result Site
N23 -/13 1-Ala.-Birmingham L, 65-70 Anchorage
N24 -/- 1-Idaho State W, 65-59 Anchorage
N25 -/- 1-Maryland L, 49-72 Anchorage
D8 -/- Vermont W, 85-48 Knoxville
D10 -/- at Missouri L, 61-70 Columbia
D14 -/- 2-Southern Mississippi W, 89-73 Knoxville
D15 -/11 2-Virginia Tech W, 86-75 Knoxville
D18 -/- UNC Charlotte W, 86-76 Knoxville
D20 -/- Eastern Kentucky W, 98-74 Knoxville
D22 -/- Richmond W, 77-64 Knoxville
D27 -/- Lafayette W, 77-58 Knoxville
D29 -/13 Michigan W, 81-77 Knoxville
J2 -/- at Florida L, 70-84 Gainesville
J5 -/- at Mississippi W, 70-63 Oxford
J9 -/- Auburn W, 86-74 Knoxville
J12 -/- at LSU L, 65-75 Baton Rouge
J16 -/- Vanderbilt W, 87-79 Knoxville
J19 -/- Alabama W, 79-67 Knoxville
J23 -/- at Mississippi State L, 66-82 Starkville
J27 -/- Kentucky W, 81-65 Knoxville
J30 -/- at Georgia W, 80-79** Athens
F2 -/- Florida L, 86-93 Knoxville
F6 -/- Mississippi L, 57-58 Knoxville
F9 -/- at Auburn L, 60-75 Auburn
F14 -/- LSU L, 82-87 Knoxville
F16 -/- at Vanderbilt L, 82-85 Nashville
F20 -/- at Alabama L, 59-80 Tuscaloosa
F23 -/- Mississippi State W, 79-64 Knoxville
F28 -/- at Kentucky L, 67-92 Lexington
M2 -/14 Georgia W, 86-85 Knoxville
Southeastern Conference Tournament
M6 -/- Vanderbilt W, 71-51 Birmingham
M7 -/17 Georgia L, 61-67 Birmingham
National Invitation Tournament
M14 -/- at Tennessee Tech W, 65-62 Cookeville
M20 -/- SW Louisiana W, 73-72 Knoxville
M23 -/- Virginia W, 61-54 Knoxville
M27 -/- Indiana L, 67-74 New York City
M29 -/- Louisville W, 100-84 New York City
1-Great Alaska Shootout
2-Volunteer Classic
1985-86 [12-16 / 5-13 (8th SEC)]
Coach: Don DeVoe
Captain: Game Captains
Date AP Rank
UT/Opp
Opponent Result Site
N22 -/- SE Louisiana W, 79-58 Knoxville
D2 -/3 at Michigan L, 52-87 Ann Arbor
D7 -/- Texas A&M W, 88-70 Knoxville
D10 -/10 Illinois W, 54-51 Knoxville
D14 -/- Missouri W, 67-54 Knoxville
D20 -/- 1-Furman W, 79-45 Knoxville
D21 -/- 1-UNC Wilmington W, 85-57 Knoxville
D27 -/- 2-SW Louisiana L, 78-79** New Orleans
D28 -/- 2-Texas A&M W, 70-64 New Orleans
J2 -/- Florida L, 75-77* Knoxville
J4 -/- Mississippi W, 74-66 Knoxville
J8 -/- at Auburn L, 45-59 Auburn
J11 -/8 LSU W, 88-77 Knoxville
J15 -/- at Vanderbilt L, 59-60 Nashville
J18 -/- at Alabama L, 79-92 Tuscaloosa
J22 -/- Mississippi State W, 69-51 Knoxville
J25 -/11 at Kentucky L, 57-74 Lexington
J30 -/- Georgia W, 78-77 Knoxville
F1 -/- at Florida L, 61-69 Gainesville
F5 -/- at Mississippi L, 55-59 Oxford
F8 -/- Auburn W, 80-79 Knoxville
F12 -/- at LSU L, 50-75 Baton Rouge
F15 -/- Vanderbilt L, 62-66 Knoxville
F19 -/- Alabama L, 64-80 Knoxville
F22 -/- at Mississippi State L, 49-57 Starkville
F27 -/5 Kentucky L, 60-62 Knoxville
M1 -/- at Georgia L, 70-91 Athens
Southeastern Conference Tournament
M5 -/- Mississippi L, 56-73 Lexington
1-Volunteer Classic
2-Sugar Bowl Classic
1986-87 [14-15 / 7-11 (8th SEC)]
Coach: Don DeVoe
Captain: Game Captains
Date AP Rank
UT/Opp
Opponent Result Site
N28 -/- Appalachian State W, 93-47 Knoxville
D3 -/- Louisiana Tech W, 63-56 Knoxville
D13 -/- at Marquette L, 56-63 Milwaukee
D19 -/- 1-Ball State W, 78-52 Knoxville
D20 -/- 1-UNC Charlotte W, 86-69 Knoxville
D22 -/- VMI W, 99-60 Knoxville
D27 -/- Southern Cal L, 76-81* Knoxville
D29 -/- 2-at Central Florida W, 81-62 Orlando
D30 -/- 2-Florida State L, 90-91* Orlando
J3 -/- at Vanderbilt W, 81-72 Nashville
J8 -/- LSU L, 78-79 Knoxville
J10 -/9 Kentucky W, 75-68 Knoxville
J14 -/10 at Auburn L, 56-66 Auburn
J17 -/- at Florida L, 90-97 Gainesville
J21 -/- Mississippi State W, 74-61 Knoxville
J24 -/13 Alabama L, 71-82 Knoxville
J28 -/- at Georgia L, 55-60 Athens
J31 -/- Mississippi L, 70-73* Knoxville
F2 -/- at Mississippi L, 70-71 Oxford
F4 -/- Vanderbilt W, 79-69* Knoxville
F7 -/- at LSU L, 58-60 Baton Rouge
F11 -/- at Kentucky L, 84-91* Lexington
F14 -/- Auburn W, 103-84 Knoxville
F18 -/18 Florida W, 81-71 Knoxville
F21 -/- at Mississippi State L, 60-62 Starkville
F25 -/10 at Alabama L, 71-93 Tuscaloosa
F28 -/- Georgia W, 89-68 Knoxville
Southeastern Conference Tournament
M5 -/- Vanderbilt W, 74-57 Atlanta
M6 -/9 Alabama L, 60-68 Atlanta
1-Volunteer Classic
2-Citrus Bowl/Red Lobster Classic
1987-88 [16-13 / 9-9 (6th SEC)]
Coach: Don DeVoe
Captain: Game Captains
Date AP Rank
UT/Opp
Opponent Result Site
D3 -/- Marquette W, 82-56 Knoxville
D12 -/- at Southern Cal W, 74-61 Los Angeles
D17 -/- Western Carolina W, 87-69 Knoxville
D19 -/- Florida State W, 81-78* Knoxville
D21 -/- Ohio University L, 70-72 Knoxville
D23 -/- Furman W, 84-66 Knoxville
D28 -/- 1-Army W, 75-52 Knoxville
D29 -/- 1-Pepperdine W, 96-75 Knoxville
J6 -/- Mississippi W, 77-68* Knoxville
J9 -/- Vanderbilt W, 80-72 Knoxville
J13 -/- LSU L, 51-52 Knoxville
J16 -/5 at Kentucky L, 65-83 Lexington
J17 -/20 at Illinois L, 79-103 Champaign
J20 -/- Auburn W, 75-64 Knoxville
J23 -/- Florida L, 56-76 Knoxville
J27 -/- at Mississippi State W, 63-48 Starkville
J30 -/- at Alabama L, 69-82 Tuscaloosa
F3 -/- Georgia W, 92-81 Knoxville
F6 -/- at Mississippi L, 73-81 Oxford
F10 -/17 at Vanderbilt L, 62-90 Nashville
F13 -/- at LSU L, 73-92 Baton Rouge
F17 -/9 Kentucky W, 72-70 Knoxville
F20 -/- at Auburn L, 68-73 Auburn
F24 -/- at Florida W, 65-63 Gainesville
F27 -/- Mississippi State W, 64-62 Knoxville
M2 -/- Alabama W, 81-58 Knoxville
M5 -/- at Georgia L, 69-80 Athens
Southeastern Conference Tournament
M11 -/- Florida L, 60-67 Baton Rouge
National Invitation Tournament
M18 -/- at Middle Tenn. St. L, 80-85 Murfreesboro
1-Volunteer Classic
1988-89 [19-11 / 11-7 (Tie 4th SEC)]
Coach: Don DeVoe
Captain: Game Captains
Date AP Rank
UT/Opp
Opponent Result Site
N25 -/- Tennessee Tech W, 118-86 Knoxville
N28 -/- at Mississippi W, 84-79 Oxford
D3 20/- UT-Chattanooga W, 91-76 Knoxville
D5 20/- VMI W, 84-82** Knoxville
D17 16/- South Carolina L, 81-83* Knoxville
D20 19/- 1-Ala.-Birmingham W, 111-99 San Diego
D21 19/- 1-at San Diego State W, 77-75 San Diego
D28 19/- 2-Miami (Ohio) W, 94-83 Knoxville
D29 19/- 2-Memphis State W, 76-74 Knoxville
J4 17/- at Auburn W, 84-73 Auburn
J7 17/- at Mississippi State W, 86-85 Starkville
J11 17/- LSU W, 100-96 Knoxville
J15 17/14 at Florida State L, 90-101 Tallahassee
J18 18/- Florida W, 83-76 Knoxville
J21 18/- Kentucky L, 65-66 Knoxville
J25 -/- at Alabama L, 85-87* Tuscaloosa
J28 -/- Georgia L, 73-74 Knoxville
F1 -/- at Vanderbilt L, 56-68 Nashville
F4 -/- Auburn W, 89-72 Knoxville
F8 -/- Mississippi State W, 81-71 Knoxville
F11 -/- at LSU L, 106-122 Baton Rouge
F15 -/- Mississippi W, 83-71 Knoxville
F18 -/- at Florida L, 81-99 Gainesville
F22 -/- at Kentucky L, 71-76 Lexington
F25 -/- Alabama W, 84-69 Knoxville
M1 -/- at Georgia W, 75-68 Athens
M4 -/- Vanderbilt W, 78-61 Knoxville
Southeastern Conference Tournament
M10 -/- LSU W, 95-77 Knoxville
M11 -/- Florida L, 71-76 Knoxville
NCAA Tournament
M16 -/17 West Virginia L, 68-84 Greensboro
1-McDonald’s Classic
2-Volunteer Classic
1989-90 [16-14 / 10-8 (4th SEC)]
Coach: Wade Houston
Captain: Game Captains
Date AP Rank
UT/Opp
Opponent Result Site
N24 -/- 1-Austin Peay W, 71-69 Memphis
N25 -/24 1-at Memphis State L, 72-91 Memphis
N28 -/- East Tennessee State L, 70-83 Knoxville
D5 -/- New Mexico W, 96-85* Knoxville
D10 -/24 Oregon State L, 90-96* Knoxville
D16 -/- Mississippi W, 71-67 Knoxville
D18 -/- at South Carolina W, 67-60 Columbia
D20 -/- Western Carolina W, 92-66 Knoxville
D29 -/- 2-Fordham L, 85-93 Knoxville
D30 -/- 2-Washington State W, 83-82 Knoxville
J3 -/- Auburn W, 72-70 Knoxville
J6 -/- Mississippi State W, 82-77 Knoxville
J8 -/11 at LSU L, 94-111 Baton Rouge
J17 -/- at Florida W, 80-75 Gainesville
J20 -/- at Kentucky L, 83-95 Lexington
J23 -/24 Alabama W, 78-70 Knoxville
J27 -/- at Georgia L, 77-85 Athens
J31 -/- Vanderbilt W, 73-72 Knoxville
F3 -/- at Auburn L, 83-89 Auburn
F7 -/- at Mississippi State W, 84-83* Starkville
F10 -/11 LSU L, 113-119 Knoxville
F14 -/- at Mississippi L, 80-81 Oxford
F17 -/- Florida W, 75-57 Knoxville
F21 -/- Kentucky W, 102-100 Knoxville
F24 -/- at Alabama L, 73-87 Tuscaloosa
F28 -/25 Georgia W, 93-83 Knoxville
M3 -/- at Vanderbilt L, 74-98 Nashville
Southeastern Conference Tournament
M9 -/- Mississippi L, 86-87 Orlando
National Invitation Tournament
M14 -/- at Memphis State W, 73-71 Memphis
M19 -/- at Vanderbilt L, 85-89 Nashville
1-Mid-South Classic
2-Volunteer Classic

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