2010-2011 Record: 19-15 (8-8)
The Cuonzo Martin Era begins in Knoxville, as the Volunteers look to make a seventh straight trip to the Big Dance. Tennessee’s schedule is loaded, as the Vols will host Connecticut and make a trip to the Maui Invitational. The Volunteers lost five of their top six scorers from last season and will need several players to make key contributions this year. Cameron Tatum is the only returning starter and will be expected to anchor the backcourt. The rest of Tennessee’s lineup has combined for twenty-one starts. The Vols need to find their stroke from behind the arc, as Tennessee shot just thirty percent from 3-point land last year. Tennessee will try to continue the string of success they experienced under Bruce Pearl, but it could be difficult with so many new faces this season.
PG: Trae Golden (Sophomore, 6’1”, 3.0 PPG)
SG: Cameron Tatum (Senior, 6’7”, 8.8 PPG)
SF: Jordan McRae (Sophomore, 6’5”, 1.8 PPG)
PF: Jeronne Maymon (Junior, 6’7”, 2.6 PPG)
C: Kenny Hall (Junior, 6’9”, 2.0 PPG)
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