Tennessee has finalized its full non-conference slate for the upcoming basketball season. We already knew about several high-profile contests, but now the Vols have filled in the blanks with six new matchups in the first half of the season.
The Volunteers will host UNC-Asheville on November 5th, Murray State on November 12th, Alabama State on November 20th, Chattanooga on November 25th, Florida A&M on December 4th and Jacksonville State on December 21st.
Those six matchups join Washington (Nov. 16th, Toronto), Florida State (Nov. 29th, Destin), Memphis (Dec. 14th, home), Cincinnati (Dec. 18th, away), Wisconsin (Dec. 28th, home). Tennessee will also play either Purdue or VCU as a part of the Emerald Coast Classic, depending on the outcome of their matchup with the Seminoles on November 29th.
Later in the year, Tennessee will take a break from SEC play to travel to Kansas to face the Jayhawks. That matchup was announced last week, and will happen as a part of the SEC-Big 12 Challenge.
Tennessee will get the season going on October 30th with an exhibition against Eastern New Mexico.
Expect to see the full SEC schedule released later this month.