Tennessee basketball clashes with Gonzaga in exhibition

The inaugural Legends of Basketball Classic will raise money for the McLendon Foundation.
UT debuts its formidable team on the University of Tennessee Basketball's media day
Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2022 at 3:06 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Tennessee and Gonzaga, both of which are projected as preseason top-10 programs, will play in the inaugural Legends of Basketball Classic, a charity exhibition game on Friday, Oct. 28, at the Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas.

Tennessee returns four of its top five scorers from last season’s team, which finished 27-8 overall, won the SEC Tournament and made a fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

The Vols return first-team All-SEC guard Santiago Vescovi, upperclassmen starters Josiah-Jordan James, Olivier Nkamhoua and Uros Plavsic. The Vols also bring in a highly-touted recruiting class highlighted by McDonald’s All-American Julian Phillips.

Leading the way once again will be legendary head coach Rick Barnes, who enters his 36th season as a head coach and eighth with Tennessee. He is one of six active coaches with more than 750 career wins.

The game is set for 9:00 p.m., and the proceeds from the event will benefit the McLendon Foundation.

Information on how to purchase the stream can be found here.