2010–11 Tennessee Volunteers basketball team

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2010–11 Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball
UT Volunteers logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Southeastern Conference East
2010–11 record 19–15 (8–8 SEC)
Head coach Bruce Pearl
Assistant coach Tony Jones
Assistant coach Steve Forbes
Assistant coach Jason Shay
Home arena Thompson-Boling Arena
Seasons
« 2009–10 2011–12 »
2010–11 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
#15 Florida 13 3   .813     29 8   .784
#11 Kentucky 10 6   .625     29 9   .763
#25 Vanderbilt 9 7   .563     23 11   .676
Georgia 9 7   .563     21 12   .636
Tennessee 8 8   .500     19 15   .559
South Carolina 5 11   .313     14 16   .467
West
Alabama 12 4   .750     25 12   .676
Mississippi State 9 7   .563     17 14   .548
Ole Miss 7 9   .438     20 14   .588
Arkansas 7 9   .438     18 13   .581
Auburn 4 12   .250     11 20   .355
LSU 3 13   .188     11 21   .344
SEC Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010–11 Tennessee Volunteers basketball team represented the University of Tennessee in the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was the sixth season for Bruce Pearl as the Volunteers' head coach. The team, a member of the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference, played its home games at Thompson-Boling Arena. They were the champions of the 2011 NIT Season Tip-Off. They finished the season 19–15, 8–8 in SEC play and lost in the quarterfinals of the 2011 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament to Florida. They received an at-large bid in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they lost in the second round to Michigan.

On March 21, 2011, Pearl was fired by the school for lying to NCAA investigators on recruiting violations.[1]

2010–11 roster[edit]

2010–11 Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
F 0 Woolridge, RenaldoRenaldo Woolridge 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Jr Sherman Oaks, CA
G 1 McRae, JordanJordan McRae 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 173 lb (78 kg) Fr Midway, GA
G 2 Goins, MelvinMelvin Goins 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Sr San Diego, CA
G 10 Hubert, MichaelMichael Hubert 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Hendersonville, TN
G 11 Golden, TraeTrae Golden 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Fr Powder Springs, GA
F 12 Harris, TobiasTobias Harris 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 226 lb (103 kg) Fr Dix Hills, NY
G 13 McBee, SkylarSkylar McBee 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 184 lb (83 kg) So Rutledge, TN
G 14 Summitt, TylerTyler Summitt 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Knoxville, TN
F 15 Murphy, RobRob Murphy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 232 lb (105 kg) RS Jr Brentwood, TN
F 20 Hall, KennyKenny Hall 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Stone Mountain, GA
F 22 Pearl, StevenSteven Pearl 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Knoxville, TN
G 23 Tatum, CameronCameron Tatum 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Jr Lithonia, GA
G 24 Bone, JoshJosh Bone 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 197 lb (89 kg) RS Sr Nashville, TN
F 25 Fields, JohnJohn Fields 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Sr Fayetteville, NC
G 32 Hopson, ScottyScotty Hopson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Hopkinsville, KY
C 33 Williams, BrianBrian Williams 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Sr Bronx, NY
F 34 Maymon, JeronneJeronne Maymon 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 258 lb (117 kg) RS So Madison, WI
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Brian Williams John Fields
PF Tobias Harris Kenny Hall
SF Cameron Tatum Renaldo Woolridge Steven Pearl
SG Scotty Hopson Jordan McRae Skylar McBee
PG Melvin Goins Josh Bone Trae Golden

Class of 2010 Signees[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tobias Harris
F
Dix Hills, New York Half Hollow Hills West HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 29, 2009 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 97
Jordan McRae
G
Midway, Georgia Liberty County HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sep 20, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 94
Trae Golden
G
Powder Springs, Georgia McEachern High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sep 16, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 94
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 9   Rivals: 10
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
November 3* 7:30 PM Brevard #23 Thompson-Boling ArenaKnoxville, TN SportSouth W 91–42  17,878
November 8* 7:30 PM Indianapolis #23 Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN SportSouth L 64–79  16,701
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 12* 9:00 PM Chattanooga #23 Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN SportSouth W 82–62  20,613 1–0
November 16* 9:30 PM Belmont Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN
(Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off first round)
ESPNU W 85–76  16,783 2–0
November 17* 7:00 PM Missouri State Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN
(Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off second round)
W 60–56  16,001 3–0
November 24* 7:00 PM vs. VCU Madison Square GardenManhattan, NY
(Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off semi-finals)
ESPN2 W 77–72  N/A 4–0
November 26* 5:00 PM vs. #7 Villanova Madison Square Garden • Manhattan, NY
(Dick's Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off finals)
ESPN W 78–68  7,228 5–0
November 30* 7:30 PM Middle Tennessee State Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN FSN South W 86–56  17,084 6–0
December 11* 3:15 PM vs. #3 Pittsburgh #13 CONSOL Energy CenterPittsburgh, PA
(DirecTV SEC/Big East Invitational)
ESPN W 83–76  15,166 7–0
December 14* 7:00 PM Oakland #7 Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN ESPNU L 82–89  16,784 7–1
December 17* 8:00 PM at Charlotte #7 Time Warner Cable ArenaCharlotte, NC CBS College Sports L 48–49  8,419 7–2
December 21* 7:00 PM USC #18 Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN SportSouth L 64–65  19,030 7–3
December 23* 7:30 PM Belmont #18 Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN SportSouth W 66–65  17,594 8–3
December 29* 7:00 PM Tennessee-Martin Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN CSS W 68–62  17,481 9–3
December 31* 2:00 PM College of Charleston Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN ESPN2 L 78–91  17,794 9–4
January 5* 9:00 PM #21 Memphis Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN ESPN2 W 104–84  18,664 10–4
January 8 1:30 PM at Arkansas Bud Walton ArenaFayetteville, AR SEC Network L 65–68  12,044 10–5 (0–1)
January 11 9:00 PM Florida Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN
(Super Tuesday)
ESPN L 75–81 OT 19,846 10–6 (0–2)
January 15 12:00 PM Vanderbilt Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN ESPN W 67–64  21,198 11–6 (1–2)
January 18 7:00 PM at Georgia Stegeman ColiseumAthens, GA ESPNU W 59–57  10,523 12–6 (2–2)
January 22* 2:00 PM at #8 Connecticut XL CenterHartford, CT CBS L 61–72  16,294 12–7 (2–2)
January 26 9:00 PM LSU Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN SEC Network W 75–53  18,991 13–7 (3–2)
January 29 4:00 PM at Mississippi Tad Smith ColiseumOxford, MS SEC Network W 74–58  8,807 14–7 (4–2)
February 3 9:00 PM at Auburn Auburn ArenaAuburn, AL ESPN W 69–56  6,274 15–7 (5–2)
February 5 5:00 PM Alabama Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN FSN South L 60–65 OT 21,948 15–8 (5–3)
February 8 9:00 PM at #18 Kentucky Rupp ArenaLexington, KY
(Super Tuesday)
ESPN L 61–73  24,334 15–9 (5–4)
February 12 6:00 PM at #17 Florida O'Connell CenterGainesville, FL ESPN L 60–61  12,630 15–10 (5–5)
February 16 7:00 PM South Carolina Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN CSS W 73–67  18,402 16–10 (6–5)
February 19 1:00 PM Georgia Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN CBS L 63–69  20,462 16–11 (6–6)
February 22 9:00 PM at #18 Vanderbilt Memorial GymNashville, TN
(Super Tuesday)
ESPN W 60–51  14,316 17–11 (7–6)
February 26 6:00 PM Mississippi State Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN ESPN L 69–70  20,777 17–12 (7–7)
March 3 7:00 PM at South Carolina Colonial Life ArenaColumbia, SC ESPN W 73–69  10,137 18–12 (8–7)
March 6 12:00 PM #20 Kentucky Thompson-Boling Arena • Knoxville, TN
(Senior Day)
CBS L 58–64  21,678 18–13 (8–8)
2011 SEC Tournament
March 10 7:30 PM vs. Arkansas Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA
(First Round)
SEC Network W 74–68  N/A 19–13
March 11 7:30 PM vs. #12 Florida Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA
(Quarterfinals)
SEC Network L 74–85  17,096 19–14
2011 NCAA Tournament
March 18* 12:40 PM vs. Michigan Time Warner Cable ArenaCharlotte, NC
(Second Round)
truTV L 45–75  N/A 19–15
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beth Rucker,Tennessee Fires Coach Bruce Pearl, Associated Press via NBCSports.MSNBC.com, March 21, 2011