Cuonzo Martin's Tennessee Volunteers have high expectations and plenty of promise to back it up in 2013-14. Despite only playing in the NIT a year ago, the Vols are projected to finish third in the SEC, only behind the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats and the Florida Gators.
Trae Golden decided to transfer to Georgia Tech, but three of their top four scorers are back. Martin also brought in a five-star recruit, while Jeronne Maymon will return from an injury that forced him to redshirt a year ago.
While preseason expectations are high, Martin and the Volunteers have to deliver. Martin coached teams have yet to make an NCAA Tournament, though he has made three NIT appearances in his five seasons, between his time at Missouri State and Tennessee.
The following preview will offer a look at the team's roster, projected rotation, key incoming players, key returners, best- and worst-case scenarios, while finally diving into a prediction of how Tennessee's season will end up.