Tennessee basketball announces nonconference schedule for 2022-23 season

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Tennessee basketball announced its nonconference schedule for the 2022-23 season Tuesday.

The slate is highlighted by a trip to Arizona, an SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup with Texas and the Battle 4 Atlantis. UT also faces Maryland and Colorado in neutral-site games in New York and Nashville, respectively.

Tennessee opens the season against Tennessee Tech on Nov. 7 at Thompson-Boling Arena. UT hosts Florida Gulf Coast and McNeese State in November and hosts Alcorn State, Eastern Kentucky and Austin Peay in December.

The Vols end a three-game series with Colorado at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13, its earliest marquee nonconference game.

They face Butler to open the Battle 4 Atlantis on Nov. 23 before facing either BYU or USC on Nov. 24. They play a third game in the Bahamas on Nov. 25. The Vols are 4-2 in the Battle 4 Atlantis, and earned a third-place finish in 2017. Tennessee beat then-No. 18 Purdue, lost to No. 5 Villanova and beat NC State.

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The Vols face Maryland on Dec. 11 in Hall of Fame Invitational at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York before facing Arizona on the back half of a home-and-home set on Dec. 17 in Tucson.

UT hosts Texas on Jan. 28, 2023, in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. UT lost 52-51 at Texas in January 2022. It is 4-0 in home games in the Challenge.

Tennessee will also compete in a yet-to-be-finalized exhibition game prior to the regular-season opener.

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