Vols believe they’ll outperform gloomy preseason forecasts

FILE — In this Jan. 7, 2017 file photo, Florida center John Egbunu (15) fouls Tennessee forward Grant Williams (2) in an NCAA college basketball game in Gainesville, Fla. For the second straight year, the Southeastern Conference’s preseason media poll projected Tennessee to finish 13th out of 14 conference teams. The Vols realize the doubts about their team will linger as long as they keep missing the NCAA Tournament. (AP Photo/Ron Irby)


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