Barnes on second half defense: “We have to do things better.”

Rick Barnes – Vols coach / Credit: WNML Staff

Tennessee men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes met with members of the media Thursday before practice inside Thompson-Boling Arena.

During the availability, Barnes reflected on the Arkansas win and previewed Alabama – who comes to town Saturday at 2:05 ET. The coach was asked about Yves Pons’s status in the starting lineup, the improved bench play and much more.



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