Tennessee Basketball: He’s Back, Bruce Pearl Back On Track For UCONN Showdown

Posted by Michael Ellis on January-21-2011 Add Comments

Saturday afternoon in Hartford, head coach Bruce Pearl gets off the couch and back in action, albeit for only one game sandwiched in the middle of his eight-game SEC suspension.

Tennessee (12-6, 2-2 SEC) will take on their third Big East power of the season when eighth-ranked UCONN (15-2, 4-2 Big East) host the Vols in Hartford's XL Center.  Tip-off is set for 2:00 PM and will be nationally televised by CBS.

Pearl was suspended for eight games by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive on November 19, 2010 for lying to NCAA investigators during their investigation into recruiting violations.

The violations surround impro...

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