- Overall series record: 0-4
- First matchup: March 18, 1967
- Last matchup: March 27, 1985
- Last score: Indiana 74, Tennessee 67
Indiana is the team that has gotten the Volunteers the most, as the Hoosiers have triumphed in all four matchups between these two programs.
For the first matchup, you have to go all the way back to the 1967 NCAA Tournament; Tennessee’s first ever trip to the Big Dance. These two squads met up in the Midwest regional’s consolation game, with Indiana prevailing 51-44 to end both of their seasons.
They’d meet in the postseason again just seven years later, matching up in the first round of the CCIT, a 1974 tournament held to try to kill off the NIT. Indiana would end up winning the eight-team field, beating the Volunteers 73-71 in St. Louis in that opening round.
Matchup number three came in late December 1979, as the two met up in a holiday tournament in San Diego. The Hoosiers, ranked #10 in the nation at the time, pulled out a 70-68 victory and would go on to win the Big Ten title a few months later.
The most recent matchup was still quite a number of years ago, as these two programs faced off in the NIT semifinals in 1985. Played at Madison Square Garden, the Hoosiers gave the Volunteers a tough test and pulled off a 74-67 victory.
These two programs haven’t played for nearly 40 years, with Tennessee still looking for a win over the Hoosiers.