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Vols join loaded 2021 Hall of Fame Tip-Off field

Tennessee will go up against some historic powers at the Mohegan Sun.

Purdue v Tennessee Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

It looks like the Tennessee men’s basketball team will continue their tough November non-conference scheduling for the foreseeable future.

On Wednesday, CBS Sports Hoops insider Jon Rothstein reported that the Vols will join Villanova, Purdue and North Carolina in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut in 2021.

It will be the fourth-straight season that Tennessee and Purdue have played after meeting in the Sweet Sixteen last spring and the Battle 4 Atlantis in November 2018.

The two programs share a field in the Emerald Coast Classic and could possibly face each other on Nov. 30 in Niceville, Florida.

Tennessee and North Carolina most recently played in a home-and-home series during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons with the Tar Heels winning both games.

The Vols also faced Villanova at the Battle 4 Atlantis in 2018, falling to the then-No. 3 Wildcats 85-76 after holding a 12-point lead at halftime.

Tennessee (2-0) will begin their 2019-20 November tournament slate on Saturday in Toronto when they take on No. 20 Washington (2-0) in the James Naismith Classic.