Bruce Pearl set to return to sideline against Kentucky

Bruce Pearl

Tony Jones didn’t need to prove anything to himself.  Yet the University of associate head basketball coach won’t deny that his eight-game stint leading the Volunteers served as a learning experience.  “I’ve always been prepared to be a head coach,” Jones said after Saturday’s 65-60 overtime loss to visiting Alabama, Jones’ final game filling in for coach Bruce Pearl, who was suspended by the Southeastern Conference for the first eight games of the league for lying to investigators.

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