KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Tennessee men's basketball is having a dream season and the fans are packing out Thompson-Boling Arena.
ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 09, 2018 - Forward Admiral Schofield #5 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Tennessee Volunteers at the 2018 Men's SEC Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tennessee Athletics
The university confirmed all but five remaining home games have been sold out for the rest of the season.
The remaining games where tickets are available are listed below.
- January 23, Arkansas
- February 5, Missouri
- February 13, South Carolina
- February 19, Vanderbilt
- March 5, Mississippi State
"I'm so appreciative of our fans watching these guys," Coach Rick Barnes said in a news conference Wednesday. "I don't know if I've ever been around a better fan base."
During the news conference, Barnes also addressed the Vols upcoming SEC opener against Georgia Saturday and the state of SEC men's basketball.
"I think our league has some good wins outside the conference," Barnes said. He added conference play is difficult every year, no matter the conference.
While the Vols have averaged an impressive 85.5 PPG, Barnes said his team needed to make improvements defensively by focusing on details.
"It's a number of little things that can make it feel like a wide gap."
Tennessee is currently ranked No. 3 in the AP Top 25, and will tip off against Georgia at home Saturday at 3:30 p.m.