Tennessee releases 2014-15 nonconference schedule
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee faces VCU, Kansas State, Butler and North Carolina State as part of its nonconference schedule.
The Volunteers released their nonconference schedule Wednesday. The Southeastern Conference schedule hasn't been announced.
Tennessee has a Dec. 22 home game with Mercer, a familiar postseason opponent. Tennessee beat Mercer 83-63 in the 2014 NCAA tournament after falling 75-67 to the Bears in the 2013 NIT.
The Vols also have home games Nov. 20 against Texas Southern, Dec. 6 against Kansas State, Dec. 14 against Butler, Dec. 19 against Tennessee Tech, Dec. 27 against Tennessee State and Dec. 31 against East Tennessee State.
Tennessee opens the season Nov. 14 against VCU in Annapolis, Maryland. The Vols visit North Carolina State on Dec. 17.
Tennessee also plays in the Orlando Classic from Nov. 27-30.