2019–20 Tennessee Volunteers basketball team

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2019-20 Tennessee Volunteers basketball
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
2019-20 record0-0 (0-0 SEC)
Assistant coachRob Lanier
Assistant coachDesmond Oliver
Assistant coachMichael Schwartz
Home arenaThompson–Boling Arena
Seasons
← 2018-19
2020-21 →
2019–20 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Alabama 0 0       0 0  
Arkansas 0 0       0 0  
Auburn 0 0       0 0  
Florida 0 0       0 0  
Georgia 0 0       0 0  
Kentucky 0 0       0 0  
LSU 0 0       0 0  
Mississippi State 0 0       0 0  
Missouri 0 0       0 0  
Ole Miss 0 0       0 0  
South Carolina 0 0       0 0  
Tennessee 0 0       0 0  
Texas A&M 0 0       0 0  
Vanderbilt 0 0       0 0  
2020 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019–20 Tennessee Volunteers basketball team represents the University of Tennessee in the 2019-20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Volunteers are led by fifth-year head coach Rick Barnes.[1] The team plays its home games at Thompson–Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee, as a member of the Southeastern Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The Vols finished the 2018-19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season 31–6, 15–3 in SEC play to earn a share of the SEC regular season championship. As the No. 2 seed in the SEC Tournament, they defeated Mississippi State and Kentucky before losing to Auburn in the championship game. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 2 seed in the South region. There the Volunteers defeated Colgate and Iowa in the Second Round before being upset by Purdue in the Sweet Sixteen.

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Admiral Schofield 5 F 6'6" 241 Senior Zion, IL Graduated
Kyle Alexander 11 F 6'11" 215 Senior Milton, ON Graduated
Brad Woodson 12 G 6'1" 177 Senior Murfreesboro, TN Graduated
Lucas Campbell 24 G 6'4" 185 Senior Knoxville, TN Graduated
Jordan Bone 0 G 6'3" 174 Junior Nashville, TN Declared for the 2019 NBA draft
Grant Williams 2 F 6'7" 236 Junior Charlotte, NC Graduated early and declared for the 2019 NBA draft

2019 recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Josiah James
CG
Charleston, SC Porter–Gaud School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sep 19, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Drew Pember
PF
Knoxville, TN Bearden High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jun 8, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Davonte Gaines
SF
Buffalo, NY High School for Health Careers and Sciences 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jul 1, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • 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:

  • "Rivals.com 2019 Tennessee Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com.
  • "2019 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
November 16, 2019*
vs. Washington
James Naismith Classic
  
                  Scotiabank Arena 
Toronto, ON
November 29, 2019*
7:00 p.m., CBSSN
vs. Florida State
Emerald Coast Classic
  
                  The Arena at NFSC 
Niceville, FL
November 30, 2019*
vs. Purdue/VCU
Emerald Coast Classic
  
                  The Arena at NFSC 
Niceville, FL
December 14, 2019*
Memphis   
                  Thompson–Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
December 18, 2019*
at Cincinnati   
                  Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati, OH
December 28, 2019*
Wisconsin   
                  Thompson–Boling Arena 
Knoxville, TN
January 25, 2020*
at Kansas
Big 12/SEC Challenge
  
                  Allen Fieldhouse 
Lawrence, KS
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rick Barnes". utsports.com. Retrieved June 23, 2016.