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Tennessee basketball: How Kansas Jayhawks suspensions really help Vols

In some ways, it’s poetic justice. Tennessee basketball, which has lost three out of four times it faced the Kansas Jayhawks in school history, has made it a trend to be short-handed when these two face off.

We all remember the epic upset UT scored over the No. 1 Jayhawks a decade ago with four players suspended. Well, then there was their 87-81 overtime loss last year to Kansas in the NIT Season Tip-Off Championship. Lamonte Turner was hurt in that game, and despite playing and scoring 10 points, he missed far too many shots in the process.