After an excellent regular season last year, the Vols will now have to find players that can step up and produce if they are to repeat last season’s success.
Fueled by a career-high 27 points from Jordan Bone and a strong defense, No. 7 Tennessee took down fourth-ranked Kentucky in lopsided fashion on Saturday in Knoxville.
Conference powers Tennessee and Kentucky are set to collide in primetime as the Vols seek their 20th straight win.
No. 1 Tennessee extended its win streak to 18 games on Saturday, the longest of Rick Barnes’ coaching career, by dismantling Florida in front of a sold-out Thompson-Boling Arena.
Despite a slow second-half start, No. 6 Tennessee toppled Tusculum 87-48 in the Vols’ lone exhibition before the 2018 season gets underway.
The lone senior for Tennessee this season, James Daniel III, will graduate after just one season with the Volunteers.