Tennessee highlights non-conference men's basketball schedule with 7 home games
Tennessee is trying to build on its undefeated home schedule from last season, and the Vols now have the opponents in mind. Rick Barnes’ program released its non-conference schedule on Tuesday, including 7 home games.
Barnes will begin his eighth season on Rocky Top against Tennessee Tech on Monday, Nov. 7. The Vols then meet Colorado to cap off their three-game series in downtown Nashville at Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13. Florida Gulf Coast is next on the schedule on Nov. 16 before the Vols travel to the Battle 4 Atlantis.
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Tennessee will play 3 games during Thanksgiving week in Paradise Island, Bahamas as it starts with Butler on Nov. 23. The next day, the Vols will face either BYU or Southern Cal, before playing a third and final game on Nov. 25.
Tennessee returns home for 3 straight games against McNeese State on Nov. 30, Alcorn State on Dec. 4 and Eastern Kentucky on Dec. 7.
The Vols then have back-to-back contests away from home, beginning with a neutral site meeting with Maryland on Dec. 11 in Brooklyn, N.Y. for the Hall of Fame Invitational in the Barclays Center.
Tennessee’s final regular-season non-conference road trip will be Dec. 17 at Arizona—the return trip of the Vols and Wildcats’ home-and-home series after Arizona visited Thompson-Boling Arena last season.
Before SEC play begins in late December, the Vols will play Austin Peay on Dec. 21.
Tennessee’s final regular season non-conference game comes exactly one month later on Jan. 28, when Texas comes to Knoxville for the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.