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Double open thread! Tennessees vs and at UNC-Asheville and Texas Tech

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November 17, 2009
7:00 EST
TV: FSN
Internet:
ESPN360
Live Stats: UTSports

Tennessee Logo
0-1 (0-0)
NR (AP)
NR (USA Today)
1-0 (0-0)
10th (AP)
11th (USA Today)
lady vols logo

November 17, 2009
7:00 EST
TV: ESPNU
Live Audio:
CBSSports
Live Stats: UTLadyVols

texas tech logo
1-0 (0-0)
8th (AP)
9th (USA Today)
1-0 (0-0)
RV (?) (AP)
NR (USA Today)
Jackson the Mule says . . .
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. . . Simultaneous double-header? Cool.

And your starting lineups for the men:

Tennessee
Ht.
Wt.
Yr.
PPG
RPG
APG
C 4 Wayne Chism
6-9
246
Sr.
11.0
10.0
2.0
F 1 Tyler Smith
6-7
215
Sr.
14.0
11.0
4.0
G 30 J.P. Prince
6-7
205
Sr.
2.0
0.0
1.0
G 32 Scotty Hopson
6-7
200
So.
16.0
4.0
2.0
G 3 Bobby Maze
6-3
195
Sr.
2.0
1.0
3.0
UNC Asheville
Ht.
Wt.
Yr.
PPG
RPG
APG
G 3 J.P. Primm
6-1
195
So.
15.0
4.0
2.0
G 2 Matt Dickey
6-1
180
So.
2.0
5.0
0.0
G 15 Sean Smith
6-6
200
Sr.
7.0
1.0
2.0
F 23 John Williams
6-4
215
Jr.
-
-
-
C 42 Eric Stubbs
6-8
225
Jr.
6.0
5.0
1.0

Leave your pre-, in-, and post-game thoughts below.

Go Vols! Hulk smash Governors!

(Bonus Lady Vols previewage after the jump, because Hooper's much more on the ball than I am.)

Position Name Experience Height PPG RPG APG
lady vols logo G Angie Bjorklund Jr 6-0 13.0 1.0 2.0
G Taber Spani Fr 6-1 2.0 4.0 1.0
F Glory Johnson So 6-3 9.0 7.0 0.0
G-F Shekinna Stricklen So 6-2 25.0 14.0 5.0
C Kelley Cain So 6-6 15.0 7.0 1.0
texas tech logo G Jordan Murphree Sr 6-0 10.0 3.0 4.0
G Monique Smalls Fr 5-6 6.0 1.0 4.0
G Chynna Brown Fr 5-8 6.0 3.0 3.0
F Ashlee Roberson Sr 5-11 14.0 11.0 0.0
F-C Kierra Mallard So 6-3 15.0 9.0 0.0

Having passed the first test of the season with flying colors, the Lady Vols now test their road game out in San Antonio as they play the ESPN Classic against Texas Tech. Unlike Baylor, Tech is built on small, speedy players who, while not nearly as highly rated as Baylor's, should give Tennessee a completely different kind of challenge. On Sunday, Tennessee outran Baylor; today, Tennessee must run at least as fast as the tempo that Texas Tech is likely to use.

Tech appears to have no answer for Tennessee's uber-center Kelley Cain, who should again be the focus of the offense. So long as she doesn't get in early foul trouble (again), Tennessee should have no trouble finding good looks at the basket and getting the rebounds the Summitt values so highly.

Discipline: Two Lady Vols (Alyssia Brewer and Kamiko Williams) will not be present for what sounds like missed classes on Monday. Alyssia bears watching, as she has already felt Summitt's ire this year for a lack of effort in the preseason. She's one of ours and needs our support, but she also needs to stop giving reasons for Summit to be mad.