They've got most of their team back from a squad that would've likely been in the NCAA tournament had they beaten Alabama in the SEC tournament last year.
Tennessee's starting lineup during the 9-1 run to end the season last year was
This year will be
Barton (Memphis transfer)
Maymon (returns from knee injury)
Hubbs (Consensus 5* freshman)
I think this year's team is quite a bit better. Trading Golden for Barton, Maymon, and Hubbs is a good trade.
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