'Throwback Week' nears

The "Ernie and Bernie" era of Tennessee basketball is gone but Vol fans can see the uniforms of the Ernie Grunfeld/Bernard King era one more time.

UT's current players will be wearing replica attire – short shorts and all – Feb. 18 at Alabama, Feb. 22 at Florida and Feb. 25 against Arkansas.

It's all part of a celebration of the past the Southeastern Conference is calling "SEC Throwback Week." All conference teams will be wearing replica uniforms from days gone by during the nine-day stretch that extends from Feb. 18 through Feb. 26. The retro uniforms also will be worn throughout the SEC Tournament, scheduled March 9-12 at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville.

For a look at the uniforms players from the 12 league schools will be wearing, go to the SEC's official website, secsports.com. Click on "Men's Hoops," then click on the line that says "Throwback Week begins in …" and then click on "Classic Collections (pdf)."

Vol fans unable to attend Tennessee's Feb. 18, Feb. 22 and Feb. 25 games will be glad to know that JP Sports plans to televise all three contests. Tip-off for the Bama game is 4 p.m. EST, for Florida is 8 p.m. EST and for Arkansas is 1 p.m. EST.

SEC THROWBACK WEEK

FEBRUARY 18 (Saturday)

*Kentucky at South Carolina [CBS] 1:30 p.m. ET

*Florida at Arkansas [JP] 1:00 p.m. CT

*Ole Miss at Mississippi State [ESPN Classic] 2:30 p.m. CT

*Tennessee at Alabama [JP] 3:00 p.m. CT

*LSU at Auburn [FSN/SUN] 5:00 p.m. CT

*Vanderbilt at Georgia [FSN/SUN] 8:00 p.m. ET

FEBRUARY 21 (Tuesday)

*Alabama at Arkansas [ESPN] 8:00 p.m. CT

FEBRUARY 22 (Wednesday)

*Mississippi State at Auburn 7:00 p.m. CT

*LSU at Vanderbilt 7:00 p.m. CT

*Tennessee at Florida [JP] 8:00 p.m. ET

*Ole Miss at Kentucky [JP] 8:00 p.m. ET

FEBRUARY 23 (Thursday)

*South Carolina at Georgia [ESPN] 7:00 p.m. ET

FEBRUARY 25 (Saturday)

*Arkansas at Tennessee [JP] 1:00 p.m. ET

*Vanderbilt at South Carolina [JP] 1:00 p.m. ET

*Kentucky at LSU [CBS] 2:45 p.m. CT

*Georgia at Mississippi State 4:00 p.m. CT

*Auburn at Ole Miss [FSN/SUN] 7:30 p.m. CT

FEBRUARY 26 (Sunday)

*Florida at Alabama [CBS] 3:00 p.m. CT

MARCH 9-12

2006 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament

Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville


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