Tennessee and Memphis haven’t squared off on the hardwood in over three years. That could change very soon.
Tennessee coach Rick Barnes told the media Wednesday night he has had preliminary talks with new Memphis coach Tubby Smith about reigniting the local rivalry, according to Volquest.com’s Paul Fortenberry.
Memphis won the last meeting between the schools, 85-80, in Knoxville, Tenn. in January 2013. The schools haven’t played that much considering the proximity between them. The Volunteers lead the all-time series 14-11 dating back to 1969.