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  • Tennessee opens training camp Friday

    Vols enter preseason camp relying on newcomers

    Vols enter preseason camp relying on newcomers

    Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he occasionally feels as though he's running an expansion team because the Volunteers have altered their roster so much since the end of last season. He can only hope the Vols don't produce the usual results of an expansion team. Tennessee opens training camp Friday with a roster that features a 32-man recruiting class ranked among the top five in the nation by multiple services. Many newcomers will have prominent roles as the Vols attempt to end a string of f...
    Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he occasionally feels as though he's running an expansion team because the Volunteers have altered their roster so much since the end of last season. He can only hope the Vols don't produce the usual results of an expansion team. Tennessee opens training camp Friday with a roster that features a 32-man recruiting class ranked among the top five in the nation by multiple services. Many newcomers will have prominent roles as the Vols attempt to end a string of f...
  • Lady Vols host 2014 NCAA tournament semifinalist Stanford

    Lady Vols release 2014-15 non conference schedule

    Lady Vols release 2014-15 non conference schedule

    Tennessee has released a non conference women's basketball schedule that includes matchups with two of last season's Final Four representatives. The Lady Vols host 2014 NCAA tournament semifinalist Stanford on Dec. 20 and travel to 2014 NCAA runner-up Notre Dame on Jan. 19. Tennessee's other home nonconference games are Nov. 14 against Penn, Nov. 17 against Oral Roberts, Nov. 21 against Winthrop, Nov. 24 against Tennessee State, Dec. 3 against St. Francis (Pennsylvania), Dec. 16 against Wichi...
    Tennessee has released a non conference women's basketball schedule that includes matchups with two of last season's Final Four representatives. The Lady Vols host 2014 NCAA tournament semifinalist Stanford on Dec. 20 and travel to 2014 NCAA runner-up Notre Dame on Jan. 19. Tennessee's other home nonconference games are Nov. 14 against Penn, Nov. 17 against Oral Roberts, Nov. 21 against Winthrop, Nov. 24 against Tennessee State, Dec. 3 against St. Francis (Pennsylvania), Dec. 16 against Wichi...
  • Vols head coach in Nashville at sports council

    Coach Jones comments on Manning dancing to "Rocky Top"

    Coach Jones comments on Manning dancing to "Rocky Top"

    Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones was in the "music city," Tuesday as the guest of the Nashville sports council. And while he talked about being ready for the season to get started, he also talked about Denver quarterback and former Vol all-american Peyton Manning dancing to rocky top in practice Monday.Vols begin practice on Friday.
    Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones was in the "music city," Tuesday as the guest of the Nashville sports council. And while he talked about being ready for the season to get started, he also talked about Denver quarterback and former Vol all-american Peyton Manning dancing to rocky top in practice Monday.Vols begin practice on Friday.
Knoxville, Tn - The Tennessee basketball team faces Iowa in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday at UD Arena at 9:10 p.m. (ET).

Tickets will be available for purchase on ticketmaster.com.

The Volunteers (21-12, 11-7 SEC) are vying for the No. 11 seed in the Midwest Region, which leads to Indianapolis, Ind. The winner of Wednesday's game meets No. 6 seed UMass on Friday in a second-round game in Raleigh, N.C.

The Vols are returning to the NCAA Tournament after a two-year absence. Tennessee has won five of its last six games and has held its last four opponents to an average of just 47.4 points per game.

The Hawkeyes (20-12, 9-9 Big Ten), guided by head coach Fran McCaffery, finished sixth in the Big Ten. Senior guard Roy Devyn Marble, a first-team All-Big Ten performer, leads Iowa in scoring with 17.3 points per game while shooting .364 from 3-point range.

This is Tennessee's 20th all-time NCAA Tournament appearance, its seventh in the past 10 years and its first under third-year head coach Cuonzo Martin. This is the first time the Vols will appear in the "First Four" and the first time they will meet Iowa in the "Big Dance."

Tennessee trails its all-time series with Iowa 2-1. The Vols won the most recent meeting, posting an 80-68 victory Dec. 29, 2000, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Vols and Hawkeyes both competed at the Battle 4 Atlantis earlier this season in the Bahamas, but the teams did not meet.

Tennessee owns a 16-20 record in NCAA Tournament play. UT is 0-2 in two previous tournament appearances in Dayton (2001, 2009).
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