LAHAINA, Hawaii — The Tennessee men's basketball team landed on the Island of Maui at approximately 2:30 a.m. Eastern time Friday when their flight touched down.
The Vols arrived at their team hotel via bus 90 minutes later on a breezy, 82-degree Hawaiian night.
It capped an 18-hour travel day for UT (2-0), which plays No. 6 Duke (3-0) at 5:30 p.m. on Monday (TV: ESPN2) in an EA Sports Maui Invitational first-round game.
Webster was caught dozing on the plane on the final leg, mouth agape, as UT center Kenny Hall snapped a photo on his phone.
Vols coach Cuonzo Martin and assistant Jon Harris left on an earlier flight that traveled through Chicago and then Los Angeles.
The players, however, flew to Atlanta before making a tight connection in Los Angeles. The Delta flight was held for the UT players group; the team rushed in and out of McDonald's at the airport, eating on the plane en route to Hawaii.
The Vols found themselves amid a sea of blue-clad Memphis fans on the flight. UT plays against either No. 10 Memphis or No. 17 Michigan on Tuesday before finishing the tournament on Wednesday against an opponent to be determined.
There were also Kansas fans on the flight, as the Jayhawks play on the other side of the Maui Invitational bracket against Georgetown on Monday.
Outside of the UT men's basketball team travel party, orange has yet to be spotted.
Tennessee will practice late tonight at a yet-to-be-disclosed location.
More details as they develop online and in Saturday's News Sentinel.