Tennessee has made a strong push for the NCAA Tournament and is looking to take its first major step toward the national championship game in five years.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Volunteers:1.
The Vols are No. 3 in the AP Top 25 after finishing with the best record in the nation.2.
They are ranked No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.3.
Tennessee has three SEC wins this season: over Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Georgia Southern.4.
The Volunteers are 7-0 in conference play.5.
Tennessee is 10-1 against the SEC since 2013.6.
The Aggies have the nation’s No. 1 scoring defense (3.3 per game) and No. 5 rushing defense (1.8 per game).7.
Tennessee leads the nation in total defense (304.7 yards per game), while the Aggies are sixth in rushing defense (.329).8.
Tennessee ranks No. 14 in the country in total offense, while the Gators are No, 1 in scoring defense (.868).9.
Tennessee’s two top-ranked offenses are No: 6 and No: 4 in the NCAA tournament AP rankings.10.
Tennessee holds a 4-1 advantage in conference games this season, including a 4.5-point edge in the SEC.11.
Tennessee, which has won all three games against No. 15 Kentucky, is 1-0 against Kentucky in the tournament.12.
Tennessee (9-2) is 2-0 all-time against the Wildcats, who won the 2015 NCAA title.13.
The Tennessee offense ranks No: 3 in AP scoring and No 3 in total scoring.14.
The Titans are No 1 in the FBS in scoring offense and No 1 on offense in both scoring and passing.15.
Tennessee finished the 2016 season No. 4 in both total offense (6,065 yards) and scoring defense (+1,958 yards).16.
The three-game winning streak was the longest in program history.
Tennessee won six games against ranked opponents in 2016.17.
Tennessee made the NCAA Final Four for the first time since 2001 and is now 21-1 since 2010.18.
The program is 17-4 in the Big East.19.
The No. 11 ranking in the Associated Press poll is the highest ranking the Vols have reached in two seasons since the 2014-15 season.20.
Tennessee will open its 2017 season at home against the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats on Nov. 5.21.
Tennessee averaged 6.7 points per game during its 2016 season, ranking second nationally in the conference.22.
The 2017 season is Tennessee’s first since 2010, when the program won its first national title.23.
The 2018 SEC Tournament is scheduled for Nov. 8-12.24.
Tennessee plays two nonconference opponents: No. 20 Vanderbilt on Nov-8 and No 13 Louisville on Nov 12.25.
Tennessee opens the 2018 season with back-to-back road games against the Arkansas Razorbacks and Vanderbilt Commodores on Nov 24 and Dec. 4.26.
Tennessee hosts No. 17 Georgia on Dec. 11 and No 10 Alabama on Dec 11.27.
Tennessee travels to the Big Ten Championship on Dec 17.28.
Tennessee visits No. 12 Texas on Dec 24.29.
Tennessee returns to the road on Jan. 6 against Michigan State.30.
Tennessee was named the NCAA Division I Coaches Association Player of the Year after finishing No. 21 in the final Associated Press Coaches poll.31.
Tennessee earned a share of the conference championship with a win over No. 6 Purdue on Feb. 17, the first of five straight conference victories for the Vol, who have won 12 of their last 15 contests.32.
The Tigers earned their first NCAA tournament bid since 2013 when they won the 2019 Big Ten Tournament title over Illinois.33.
Tennessee coach Justin Fuente’s record in 2016 was 1-5 in the regular season and 8-9 in conference.34.
Fuente is 14-9 as a head coach in his career.35.
Tennessee had the nation, No. 9 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll, and No, 9 in ESPN.com’s Coaches Coaches Preseason poll.36.
Tennessee became the first team since the 2012 Big 12 Conference Tournament to make it to the NCAA championship game, winning the 2015 Final Four over eventual national champion Iowa State.37.
Tennessee also became the second team to win the Big 12 Tournament, after Oklahoma State did so in 2019.38.
The Bulldogs finished the regular-season ranked No: 16 in the ESPN., while Tennessee was No. 24.39.
The Buckeyes were No. 7 in the league.40.
Ohio State, No: 10 in the latest Associated Press preseason poll, is currently No. 18 in the rankings.41.
The Huskies were No: 12 in the coaches preseason poll