Tennessee’s 2022-23 non-conference schedule has been set—highlighted by seven regular season home games at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Coming off of an undefeated 16-0 season at home in 2021-22 that featured seven home crowds of 20,000-plus fans, the Vols enter the 2022-23 campaign with upward momentum. Fans interested in being a part of the action can purchase season tickets here.
The Vols are set to open year eight of the Rick Barnes era at home against Tennessee Tech on Monday, Nov. 7. UT will also compete in one yet-to-be-finalized exhibition game prior to the regular season opener.
Tennessee wastes no time hitting the road following its season-opener, as the Vols meet Colorado to cap off their three-game series in downtown Nashville at Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13.
Following the quick trip to the mid-state, the Big Orange return to Thompson-Boling Arena for a home date with Florida Gulf Coast on Nov. 16 before hitting the road again for the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Tennessee will play three games during Thanksgiving Week at the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas—opening with Butler on Nov. 23. The next day, the Vols will face either BYU or Southern Cal, before playing a third and final game on Nov. 25.
Following its trip to the Bahamas, Tennessee returns home for three straight games at Thompson-Boling Arena—McNeese State on Nov. 30, Alcorn State on Dec. 4 and Eastern Kentucky on Dec. 7.
The Vols then have back-to-back contests away from home, beginning with a neutral site meeting with Maryland on Dec. 11 in Brooklyn, N.Y. for the Hall of Fame Invitational in the Barclays Center.
Tennessee’s final regular-season non-conference road trip comes six days later on Dec. 17 at Arizona—the return trip of the Vols and Wildcats’ home-and-home series after Arizona visited Thompson-Boling Arena last season.
The initial portion of the non-conference schedule is capped off by a home contest against Austin Peay on Dec. 21.
After a brief holiday hiatus, the Vols open their SEC schedule—set to be announced later in the summer—on Dec. 28. Tennessee’s final regular season non-conference game comes exactly one month later on Jan. 28, when Texas comes to Knoxville for the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
Times and television information for Tennessee’s non-conference games will be released at a later date.
Returning upperclassmen Santiago Vescovi—a 2022 first-team All-SEC performer—Josiah-Jordan James, Olivier Nkamhoua and Uros Plavsic lead a group of seven returners from last season’s squad that also includes SEC All-Defensive Team selection Zakai Zeigler and rising sophomores Jonas Aidoo and Jahmai Mashack.
Tennessee’s returning contributors are complemented by five scholarship newcomers—transfer guard Tyreke Key along with highly-rated high school prospects B.J. Edwards, D.J. Jefferson, Tobe Awaka and McDonald’s All-American Julian Phillips.