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Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl likes to say that "Adversity doesn't build character; it reveals it." The line applies beautifully to one of his Vol veterans.

Nashville native Josh Bone, a non-scholarship transfer from Southern Illinois, found himself playing critical minutes last January after No. 2 point guard Melvin Goins incurred a four-game suspension. Bone played so well that he kept the backup job for the first few games after Goins returned. When Tennessee began to struggle offensively, however, Pearl returned Goins to the playing rotation and...

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