Watch for splinters: Some details on UT’s hardwood

In his daily (and always thorough) Vols report on Tuesday, Tennessee hoops SID Tom Satkowiak dropped some interesting numbers about the Vols’ home floor apropos it’s full installation on Tuesday.

Citing Thompson-Boling Arena manager Tim Reese, Satkowiak provided these details on UT’s hardwood …
16 – The crew that is brought in for installation of the basketball court includes 16 people working in four groups of four.
90-120 – That’s how many minutes it typically takes the aforementioned work crew to put the court in place fully assembled.
225 – A total of 225 rectangular wooden panels fit together to form the court. The panels are assembled in 15 rows of 15 pieces.
200+ – Each of the 225 panels that make up the court weighs more than 200 pounds.
6 – The current Thompson-Boling Arena basketball court is entering its sixth season.
25 – The court is taken up and put back down approximately 25 times each basketball season, as the arena is booked for various events such as winter graduation ceremonies, concerts, volleyball matches, etc.