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Tennessee’s full 2021-22 Men’s Basketball Schedule released

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A loaded slate.

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Hitting the pause button for a quick second on football, the SEC has released Tennessee’s 2021-22 basketball schedule. The 18 game conference slate is set to begin with a big one — at Alabama on December 29th. The Volunteers will host Ole Miss for their first home matchup of the SEC slate.

January 15th will mark Tennessee’s annual trip to Rupp Arena to face Kentucky. The Wildcats will return the favor on February 15th, making their trip to Thompson-Boling Arena. The Vols will make an early trip south to face LSU on January 8th, while the Tigers till come north on January 22nd.

Tennessee will close the conference slate with two meetings against Arkansas during the final three weeks. A game at home against Bruce Pearl and Auburn, along with road trips to Georgia and Missouri are wedged in between.

This conference schedule joins a packed non-conference that will test Kennedy Chandler and the Volunteers early. Neutral site games against Memphis and Texas Tech, along with a road game against Colorado highlight the early part of the slate. Tennessee will also make an appearance in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament, where they will face Villanova and then either Purdue or North Carolina. Arizona will make an appearance in Knoxville in December, adding another high-profile opponent to the schedule.

The Vols will also travel to Austin to face the Texas Longhorns as a part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, previewing a future conference matchup.

2021-22 Tennessee Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Saturday, October 30: TBD (Exhibition)

Tuesday, Nov. 9: UT-Martin

Sunday, Nov. 14: ETSU

Saturday, Nov. 20: Villanova (Hall of Fame Tip-Off)

Sunday, Nov. 21: Purdue/North Carolina (Hall of Fame Tip-Off)

Friday, Nov. 26: Tennessee Tech

Tuesday, Nov. 30: Presbyterian

Saturday, Dec. 4: at Colorado

Tuesday, Dec. 7: Texas Tech (in New York)

Saturday, Dec. 11: UNC Greensboro

Tuesday, Dec. 14: USC Upstate

Saturday, Dec. 18: Memphis (in Nashville)

Wednesday, Dec. 22: Arizona

Saturday, Jan. 29: at Texas (SEC/Big 12 Challenge)

2021-22 Tennessee Men’s Basketball SEC Schedule

Wednesday, Dec. 29: at Alabama

Wednesday, Jan. 5: Ole Miss

Saturday, Jan. 8: at LSU

Tuesday, Jan. 11: South Carolina

Saturday, Jan. 15: at Kentucky

Tuesday, Jan. 18: at Vanderbilt

Saturday, Jan. 22: LSU

Wednesday, Jan. 26: Florida

Saturday, Jan. 29: SEC/Big 12 Challenge (at Texas)

Tuesday, Feb. 1: Texas A&M

Saturday, Feb. 5: at South Carolina

Wednesday, Feb. 9: at Mississippi State

Saturday, Feb. 12: Vanderbilt

Tuesday, Feb. 15: Kentucky

Saturday, Feb. 19: at Arkansas

Tuesday, Feb. 22: at Missouri

Saturday, Feb. 26: Auburn

Tuesday, March 1: at Georgia

Saturday, March 5: Arkansas