KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — It's the season many fans of the Tennessee Volunteer Basketball program have dreamed of -- a 2018-19 season full of big wins, four weeks at the top of the AP Top 25 poll, and a faithful following rooting them all the way.
And the season isn't over yet!
As the Vols' prepared to take on in-state SEC rival Vanderbilt, Live at Five at Four was live from Thompson-Boling Arena to talk about this historic year for the team and the fans.
We talked with UT Head basketball coach Rick Barnes, met the Vol Network's Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp, and rooted for the team with the Rocky Top Rowdies.
Barnes attributes a lot of this year's success to the great relationships among the players. They like each other and they enjoy hanging out, he said.
These broadcasters bring basketball games to life for fans at home.
The Rocky Top Rowdies really root for UT.
Do you know who likes hanging out at games? Emily DeVoe shares part of the play list for the pep band.
The pregame experience with flashing lights and dunking Vols is no accident. Here's how it came together.
Garrett Medenwald trains the players off the court so they can perform their best on the court.
We also had a chance to visit with the Big Orange Tipoff Club which meets at noon on Wednesdays at Calhoun's on the River. Everyone is invited.
The players have come together as a team but their individual personalities continue to shine.
Parlez-vous Francais? Player Yves Pons of France took time out Tuesday to teach Emily Stroud a few key phrases. Such as, "Aller les Volontairs!"
The players known as Peanut Butter and Jelly are talented on the court and off the court.
This Carter High School grad is a favorite in the Vols locker room. He tells Beth Haynes he would like to be an actor. Meet Jordan Bowden.
Vols wear Give Life shirts for Donate Life Night to promote organ donation. Tom Satkowiak shares his liver transplant story.
The VolShop sold out of jerseys but still features a lot of options for basketball fans.
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