Tennessee basketball finalizes marquee 2021-22 non-conference routine

&#13 Tennessee basketball will welcome back again entire-capacity crowds to Thompson-Boling Arena as the Vols are poised to facial area a marquee non-meeting timetable this future time. Tennessee declared on Thursday early morning the finalized non-convention slate of its 2021-22 schedule with the SEC portion set to be introduced afterwards […]

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Tennessee basketball will welcome back again entire-capacity crowds to Thompson-Boling Arena as the Vols are poised to facial area a marquee non-meeting timetable this future time. Tennessee declared on Thursday early morning the finalized non-convention slate of its 2021-22 schedule with the SEC portion set to be introduced afterwards this summer months. It incorporates seven dwelling video games and many neutral-web page video games towards huge-title programs and once again is the type of non-meeting schedule the Vols have performed routinely beneath Rick Barnes.

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The seventh-yr coach will have a new-look group this period with a returning main combining with a talented team of newcomers as Tennessee landed the nation’s No. 3 recruiting class (No. 1 in the SEC) headlined by 5-star point guard Kennedy Chandler, four-star forwards Jahmai Mashack and Brandon Huntley-Hatfield and 4-star centre Jonas Aidoo. The freshmen join returning holdovers in John Fulkerson, Josiah-Jordan James, Victor Bailey Jr., Santiago Vescovi and Auburn transfer Justin Powell.

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The non-meeting slate awaiting the Vols this season includes clashes with basketball bluebloods Arizona and Villanova, Significant 12 foes Texas Tech and Texas and in-state rival Memphis.

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After an exhibition sport continue to to be finalized, Tennessee will open the year towards UT Martin on Nov. 9 at Thompson-Boling Arena, and then will welcome East Tennessee State, now coached by former Vols assistant coach Desmond Oliver, to Knoxville on Nov. 14.

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Tennessee then will head to Connecticut for the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Match for two online games. The Vols will open towards Villanova and then participate in possibly North Carolina or Purdue. These video games are scheduled for Nov. 20 and Nov. 21.

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Household game titles versus Tennessee Tech (Nov. 26) and Presbyterian (Nov. 30) will give the Vols a couple of tune-up options in advance of clashes at Colorado on Dec. 4 and versus Texas Tech in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Backyard in New York Metropolis on Dec. 7. The Vols will engage in a pair of house games just after the trip to NYC with UNC Greensboro checking out Knoxville on Dec. 11 and a to-be-introduced opponent three times afterwards.

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The non-convention slate concludes with an additional few of big game titles from Memphis at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Dec. 18 ahead of Arizona will come to Thompson-Boling Arena on Dec. 22. Tennessee’s remaining non-meeting game interrupts SEC perform in January and can take Barnes back again to Texas, where by he was the head mentor for 17 seasons prior to Tennessee hired him after the 2014-15 period, as the Vols confront the Longhorns in Austin as part of the Significant 12/SEC Obstacle. SEC participate in will start off on Dec. 29.

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The game towards Memphis, postponed from the 2020-21 year, completes the a few-recreation established in between the two rivals. After various changes to its non-conference timetable amid the Covid-19 pandemic final December, Tennessee opened very last period with Colorado, and the take a look at to Boulder in December is the 2nd activity in a three-video game set with a clash for Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena established next season. The Vols in May possibly finalized a residence-and-dwelling series with Arizona and will go to Tucson subsequent season.

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Tip moments and television designations for Tennessee’s non-conference games will be introduced at a later date.

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TENNESSEE BASKETBALL’S 2021-22 NON-Convention Timetable

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  • Nov. 9: UT Martin (Knoxville)
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  • Nov. 14: East Tennessee Point out (Knoxville)
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  • Nov. 20: vs. Villanova (Corridor of Fame Tip-Off Match, Uncasville, Conn.)
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  • Nov. 21: vs. North Carolina/Purdue (Corridor of Fame Suggestion-Off Tournament, Uncasville, Conn.)
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  • Nov. 26: Tennessee Tech (Knoxville)
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  • Nov. 30: Presbyterian (Knoxville)
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  • Dec. 4: at Colorado (Boulder, Colo.)
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  • Dec. 7: vs. Texas Tech (Jimmy V Classic, New York Town)
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  • Dec. 11: UNC Greensboro (Knoxville)
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  • Dec. 14: Opponent TBD (Knoxville)
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  • Dec. 18: vs. Memphis (Nashville)
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  • Dec. 22: Arizona (Knoxville)
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  • Jan. 29: at Texas (Massive 12/SEC Challenge, Austin)
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