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Tennessee basketball has joined the ranks of teams adding an exhibition game with proceeds benefiting hurricane relief.
The Vols will play at Clemson - where Tennessee coach Rick Barnes coached in the mid-1990s - on Sunday, Nov. 5, the schools announced Thursday.
The game will tip at 12:30 p.m. ET at Littlejohn Coliseum and admission is free. Fans are encouraged to make donations to benefit the Salvation Army's relief efforts in Florida and Texas, after both states were hit hard by hurricanes in recent months.
An NCAA waiver allowed teams to add an exhibition game to their slate if proceeds go toward disaster relief. Michigan State, Kansas, Missouri, Georgia, Mississippi State, LSU, Notre Dame, Baylor and Houston are among the many schools that have also taken advantage of the waiver.
Kansas and Missouri reportedly raised $1.75 million through ticket sales, text donations and purchases as they renewed the Border War rivalry on Sunday in Kansas City to benefit a handful of relief efforts.
Barnes coached at Clemson from 1994-98, making three NCAA tournaments in that span. He left with a mark of 74-48.
The Vols open the regular season against Presbyterian on Nov. 10. They have an exhibition against Carson-Newman on Nov. 2.
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