Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin announced Monday that the suspension of junior center Kenny Hall will be extended through the SEC men's basketball tournament.
Hall was suspended indefinitely on Feb. 15, right before the Vols' home win over Arkansas, for conduct detrimental to the team.
UT opens the SEC tournament in New Orleans at 7:30 p.m. on Friday (TV: WVLT) against the winner of Thursday's first-round game between No. 7-seed Ole Miss (18-12, 8-8) and No. 10 Auburn (15-15, 5-11).
UT beat the Rebels 73-60 on Feb. 22 in Thompson-Boling Arena and scored a 64-49 home win over Auburn on Jan. 28.
Hall, who has not played in the past six game or practiced with the team, started the two games before his suspension and was averaging 6.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 20 minutes per contest this season.
Martin said Sunday that Hall's return to the team would be contingent on how he operates within undisclosed guidelines.
"It depends on his everyday activities and if he does the things he's supposed to do,'' Martin said. "It's evaluated day-by-day.''
Mike Griffith covers Tennessee men's basketball. Follow him at http://twitter.com/MikeGriffith32