It's almost time for the longest stretch of nonstop college basketball of the season: 30 hours from 7 p.m. on Monday until 1 a.m. on Wednesday. Get ready.
Jon Rothstein takes a look at the five teams poised to show significant improvement this season.
Based on a video that features boa constrictors, spoken-word Johnny Cash, and a Kanye West track, Jeronne Maymon is back.
Anything that's good for team bonding, right? And the best news for Vols fans: Jeronne Maymon played and is on the way to being fully healthy.
Yes, Kentucky will again be the pick in the SEC. But keep an eye on Florida and Tennessee, too.
Jordan McRae will return to Tennessee for his senior season, meaning the Vols will return their top four scorers from last season (provided Jarnell Stokes is also back in school).
Wednesday has plenty of action after a blowout-filled Tuesday. There are two ranked matchups, some A-10 action, a couple of upset possibilities -- and some games with early at-large implications.
The SEC coaches joined the SEC teleconference this week and were asked time and again about the league's disappointing nonleague resume. One by one, they did their best to either deflect or dismiss the notion that things aren't well on the basketball side of this conference.
Tennessee isn't the only school hurt by Jeronne Maymon's medical redshirt. The SEC could be relegated to three NCAA tournament bids as a result.

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