Pearl will be inside Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday night for the matchup with visiting Memphis, but he is not allowed inside Bud Walton Arena on Saturday afternoon when the Volunteers begin their Southeastern Conference schedule at Arkansas. Tennessee's sixth-year coach was suspended for the first eight league games in November by conference commissioner Mike Slive for violating NCAA rules and providing false information to NCAA investigators.
"I think one of the biggest things that you do as a coach is try to have things in preparation be very similar for your players," Pearl said Monday. "You try to do it the same, and that's sort of the approach we're going to take. We're going to kind of keep it as business as usual.
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