Mike Strange: Another 40 minutes like that might get the job done
Updated 3/8/2014 at 10:09 p.m. 7 comments
After beating Missouri on Senior Day, Cuonzo Martin was asked if Tennessee had done enough to earn an NCAA tournament bid.
Mike Strange: Four quarterbacks is a lot, but not too many
Published 3/7/2014 at 10:50 p.m. 0 comments
Friday was perfect for a little spring football.
Mike Strange: Vols' Senior Day is about continuing the journey
Published 3/6/2014 at 9:58 p.m. 4 comments
Senior Day is an occasion for reflection. How have the past four years worked out? Is the college experience ending with a bang or a whimper?
Mike Strange: Another highlight during season that's in limbo
Published 3/6/2014 at 12:21 a.m. 7 comments
AUBURN, Ala. — Moments before the second-half tip-off Wednesday night came the announcement in Auburn Arena that it was time for “Halftime Highlights.”
Mike Strange: Another 100 percent survival rate for SEC hoops coaches? Not likely
Published 3/4/2014 at 6:24 p.m. 17 comments
Last fall, all 14 SEC men’s basketball coaches reported back for duty. Not a one had been whacked.
Mike Strange: Vols remind us they can be a team with 'wow' factor
Published 3/1/2014 at 6:40 p.m. 9 comments
The halftime horn sounded. ESPN analyst Barry Booker, a 1980s Vanderbilt star, passed press row on his way off the court.
Mike Strange: No way the Tennessee bus was leaving without Dale Ellis
Published 2/28/2014 at 9:27 p.m. 9 comments
Don DeVoe’s first recruiting campaign at Tennessee was headlined by two East Tennessee priorities. Oops, the Vols signed neither.
Mike Strange: Bruce Pearl can relate to Cuonzo Martin's clutter
Published 2/27/2014 at 8:17 p.m. 13 comments
Tennessee basketball fans, put aside your differences. March in lock step Saturday to support the Vols against archrival Vanderbilt. That’s not coming from me. It’s coming from Bruce Pearl.
Mike Strange: Vols fend off the pressure, get a win
Published 2/26/2014 at 11:33 p.m. 15 comments
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Far from home, Tennessee found a safe basketball port in the storm Wednesday night.
Mike Strange: Are the Vols too distracted to finish strong?
Published 2/25/2014 at 6:28 p.m. 28 comments
The Cuonzo Martin era of Tennessee basketball is identified by several trademarks, some more embraced than others.
Mike Strange: Vols aren't getting much help from the bench
Published 2/23/2014 at 6:19 p.m. 5 comments
Besides the obvious consequence, there was a statistical footnote to Antonio Barton’s buzzer-beating 3-point basket being wiped off the scoreboard at Texas A&M on Saturday.
Mike Strange: A 3-point shot won it after all, but not for the Vols
Published 2/23/2014 at 12:05 a.m. 2 comments
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Some of it was just dumb mean luck. Some was Tennessee’s failure to execute a basic thing like a free throw.
Mike Strange: Ranking Vols' losses, Texas A&M still the worst
Published 2/21/2014 at 6:10 p.m. 2 comments
College basketball is a long season. You can’t win ’em all. Well, except for Wichita State, you can’t.
Mike Strange: With efforts like this, Vols still worth watching
Updated 2/19/2014 at 12:46 a.m. 13 comments
Several factors contributed Tuesday night to a season-low SEC crowd at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Mike Strange: In a mediocre SEC, Vols should have won more
Published 2/16/2014 at 6:19 p.m. 19 comments
Saturday was a nail-biter in SEC basketball. Four of seven games were decided in the closing moments, including Missouri’s 75-70 win over Tennessee.
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