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Tennessee earns a number one seed in the NIT, will face Savannah State

The Vols' season will have a chance to continue with three more games in Thompson-Boling Arena if the Vols take care of business. Tennessee earned a one seed in the NIT and will start their run against MEAC regular season champion Savannah State Tuesday night at 8:00 PM ET.

Savannah State was blown out in non-conference play by Georgetown (83-54), Indiana (94-65), and Wisconsin (66-33). They also lost to Arkansas (83-66) and Chattanooga (65-63). But once conference play began the team got hot - Savannah State won twelve games in a row from January 21-March 1 to win their conference, before bowing out to Hampton in the MEAC Tournament.

If the Vols win, they will face the winner of MTSU and Marshall in Knoxville at a date and time to be scheduled later. Tickets for Tuesday nights game with Savannah State are $10 general admission seating, and can be purchased here.

After the jump, the entire NIT bracket.


1 Washington vs 8 Texas-Arlington

4 Northwestern vs 5 Akron

3 Oregon vs 6 LSU

2 Dayton vs 7 Iowa (game played at Iowa due to First Four games at Dayton)


1 Tennessee vs 8 Savannah State

4 MTSU vs 5 Marshall

3 La Salle vs 6 Minnesota

2 Miami vs 7 Valparaiso


1 Seton Hall vs 8 Stony Brook

4 Mississippi State vs 5 UMass

3 Drexel vs 6 Central Florida

2 St. Joseph's vs 7 Northern Iowa


1 Arizona vs 8 Bucknell

4 Oral Roberts vs 5 Nevada

3 Stanford vs 6 Cleveland State

2 Ole Miss vs 7 Illinois State