Vols have had 19 NCAA
tournament appearances, and the team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2011.
The team had been on an upward projectory since former head coach Bruce Pearl brough them to national prominence iin 2008 when the Vols clinched their first No.
1 spot in the NCAA in 100 years.
Despite being credited for the team's dramatic turnaround, Pearl departed in 2011 under a cloud after giving false testimony during an investigation of college recruitment practices. He was quickly replaced by Cuonzo Martin, former head coach for Missouri State.
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