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Vols' schedule features seven NCAA tournament teams from last season

August 20th, 2013 1:55 pm by Associated Press

Vols' schedule features seven NCAA tournament teams from last season

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's 2013-14 men's basketball schedule features at least seven games against NCAA tournament teams from last year but doesn't include its traditional home game with Kentucky.

Now that the Southeastern Conference has ended divisional play, Tennessee doesn't face all its old Eastern Division rivals twice each year anymore. This is the first time since 1952-53 that Tennessee won't get Kentucky at home and the first time since 1962-63 it won't play at Georgia.

The SEC teams Tennessee faces twice are Auburn, Florida, Missouri, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.

The Volunteers' non-conference schedule features road games with Xavier and Wichita State and home games with North Carolina State and Virginia. The Xavier game on Nov. 12 is the season opener. Tennessee also plays in the Battle 4 Atlantis on Nov. 28-30 in the Bahamas.

The schedule:

November
12-at Xavier
16-USC Upstate
18-The Citadel
22-Tennessee State
28-UTEP at Paradise Island, Bahamas
29-Iowa or Xavier at Paradise Island, Bahamas
30-TBA at Paradise Island, Bahamas
December
7-Tennessee Tech
14-at Wichita State
18-North Carolina State
23-Morehead State
30-Virginia
January
4-Tusculum College
7-at LSU
11-Texas A&M
15-Auburn
18-at Kentucky
22-Arkansas
25-at Florida
29-Ole Miss
February
1-at Alabama
5-at Vanderbilt
8-South Carolina
11-Florida
15-at Missouri
18-Georgia
22-at Texas A&M
26-at Mississippi State
March
1-Vanderbilt
5-at Auburn
8-Missouri


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