This is likely a bigger deal for Oakland fans than those for Tennessee, but today it was announced that the two teams have a 2-for-1 deal for the next three years. Oakland will come to Knoxville this year (either on December 14th or 15th) and in 2012. UT will come to Rochester, Michigan in 2011. Oakland Will Host Tennessee in Men's Basketball in 2011-12 - OAKLAND OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Oakland is located 10 minutes from where the NBA Pistons play home games, so usually any major conference schools that play a road game at Oakland play there. So to have Tennessee coming to our on-campus arena is huge. Really looking forward to the games and seeing Tobias Harris.