December, 2015


One shot speaks volumes for Vols in win over ETSU

Dec 22, 2015; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers guard Detrick Mostella (15) dribbles against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers during the game at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

One shot spoke volumes about the state of Tennessee’s basketball team as the Vols held off a determined instate mid-major on Tuesday night in a situation coaches dread—the pre-Christmas trap game. The last game before a team embarks on a break for the holidays is scary enough, given the commonly held belief that players might be thinking ahead to a little rest and relaxation at home and not focused on the task at hand. Throw in the fact the opponent was East Tennessee State—a team that has come into Thompson-BolingRead More

Transfer of McGhee gives Vols a chance to add size to frontcourt

KNOXVILLE,TN - NOVEMBER 16, 2015 - Forward Jabari McGhee #21 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA. Photo By Craig Bisacre/Tennessee Athletics

Last year during his aborted freshman season, Tennessee forward Jabari McGhee was listed somewhere in the neighborhood of 6-foot-7 or 6-8. Before the current season began, McGhee had somehow shrunk. New Tennessee coach Rick Barnes doesn’t want the heights and weights of his players inflated. And when it was revealed that McGhee, once thought to be a potentially useful power forward, was just 6-5, that might have foreshadowed the announcement that came late Tuesday night. The redshirt freshman, who played in just nine games a year ago before breaking aRead More