It may have been a different team, and that team may have even made the Elite Eight. They may have been playing the Kansas Jayhawks at home at the time. But in spite of all that, the odds stacked against Tennessee basketball when they visit KU on Saturday won’t come near to the odds they overcame a decade ago in what was a historic win.
Nine days before that game, on the first day of the last decade, a story broke about four key Vols being arrested for weapons charges and marijuana possession. Brian Williams, Melvin Goins, Cameron Tatum and, most notably, Tyler Smith were all arrested after a traffic stop.