- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee visits defending NCAA Tournament runner-up North Carolina and faces Gonzaga in Nashville as part of its 2016-17 nonconference men’s basketball schedule.

The school released its nonconference schedule Friday.

Nonconference home opponents include Chattanooga (Nov. 11), Appalachian State (Nov. 15), Georgia Tech (Dec. 3), Presbyterian (Dec. 6), Tennessee Tech (Dec. 13), Lipscomb (Dec. 15) and Kansas State (Jan. 28). The Volunteers have road games at North Carolina (Dec. 11) and East Tennessee State (Dec. 22).

The Vols face Gonzaga on Dec. 18 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Tennessee plays in the Maui Invitational on Nov. 21-23 as part of a field that also includes Chaminade, Connecticut, Georgetown, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Oregon and Wisconsin.

Tennessee replaces three of its top four scorers from a team that went 15-19 last season.

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