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Tennessee vs Alabama Live Thread

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It's the Vols and the Tide in an early SEC battle.

Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

11-3
RPI: 47
KenPom: 59
January 10, 2015
Tipoff:
2:00 p.m. ET | Thompson-Boling Arena - Knoxville, TN
Television: SEC Network
Live Video: Watch ESPN
Live Audio: Vol Network
Tennessee logo
9-4
RPI: 60
KenPom: 78

I always get the feels when you put Tennessee and Alabama's logos next to each other. Going to be a fun day.

Our game preview highlights two critical components: Alabama's ability to get to the free throw line & Tennessee's propensity to hack away, and Alabama's "we don't make threes but by God we're going to shoot them anyway" & Tennessee's zone defense extending the invitation to do just that.

Over at Roll Bama Roll they break down the numbers and like Alabama in this match-up. I like wearing my orange tie on Sundays, which is reserved for big football & basketball wins, and beating Alabama in anything. This would check two of the three boxes.

Should be a lively crowd at TBA today: the students are back and the Vols have won five straight, meaning it should also be a curious crowd eager to see first hand exactly what Donnie Tyndall's squad can do. Let's give them reason to come back.

If you're not at the game today, this is your live thread for all the action. Enjoy your Saturday. Beat Bama.