Everything Tennessee Vols Basketball fans want to know about the 2019-20 basketball season.
October 17, 2019
In this article we want to give Vols fans everything they are looking for to prepare for the 2019-20 basketball season. Printable Schedule, Team Roster, SEC predictions and more.
Most Tennessee Vols Basketball fans probably agree that coach Rick Barnes has really put the Tennessee basketball program back in the national spotlight. We may have not returned to the Earnie and Bernie years, but we are on the right track.
We all new this day was coming. A team that has featured a familiar group of star players is going to change drastically during the 2019-20 season.
We have lost six scholarship players from last years phenomenal 31 Win team.
Kyle Alexander and Admiral Schofield graduated. Grant Williams and Jordon Bone declared early for the NBA. Derrick Walker and DJ Burns also granduated.
The Tennessee Vols have added six newcomers to their basketball team for the 2019-20 season.
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UT also added a couple of transfers, Victor Baily Jr and
Uros Plavsic. Bailey will sit out this season, while UT is hoping to get a waiver for Plavsic.
The Vols lost 70% of its scoring production to graduation and the NBA and will go from one of the most experienced rosters in college basketball to one of the greenest.
The 2019-20 Tennessee Vols basketball team is rated around 4th in most pre-season SEC polls. Florida, Auburn and Kentucky dominate most of the top 3 spots.
Tennessee enters the 2019-20 season riding a 26-game home win streak that is tied with Buffalo as the longest active streak among Division I teams. The program record for consecutive home wins is 37 (2006-09). The current streak is tied as the fourth-longest in UT history.
Tennessee is riding a streak of 35 consecutive appearances in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. That ties a school record set March 1, 1999, through Feb. 19, 2001.
Last season, for the first time in program history, the Volunteers spent the entire season—20 polls—in the AP top 10. Tennessee spent four straight weeks at No. 1 last season before finishing the year at No. 6.
If UT appears in this year's AP preseason poll, that will run the current streak to 36 straight appearances, marking a new program record.
Tennessee finished fourth nationally in average regular-season home attendance last year, drawing an average of 19,034 fans to 18 games at Thompson-Boling Arena. The Vols have ranked among the top 20 in men's college basketball attendance for 15 consecutive years, including seven seasons ranked in the top five nationally.
2019-20 Tennessee Vols Basketball Roster
The 2019-20 season marks the 10th anniversary of Tennessee's Elite Eight run in 2009-10. That marks still stands as UT's deepest run in the postseason ever. The squad finished with a 28-9 record.
The 14 players on the squad represent seven states (Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, Delaware, North Carolina, New York and South Carolina) and four countries (United States, Finland, France, and Serbia)
UT has two seniors, five juniors, two sophomores and five freshmen.
Four Vols stand 6-5 or shorter, and 10 players are 6-6 or taller
Point guard Lamonte Turner has already earned his college degree in Communications Studies and redshirt junior Jalen Johnson will earn his degree in Communication Studies in December
The senior guard duo of Jordan Bowden and Lamonte Turner enters the season less than 100 points away from eclipsing the 1,000-point mark for their careers
Half of the Tennessee team are left-handed: Victor Bailey Jr., John Fulkerson, Davonte Gaines, Josiah-Jordan James, Jalen Johnson and Yves Pons. That's more than any other SEC team and have never heard or seen of another team with so many south paws.