Tip-off: 1:00 p.m. ET | Thompson-Boling Arena - Knoxville, TN
Live Audio: Vol Network
Tennessee will face their fourth Top 40 KenPom foe today at 1:00 PM, and for my money this is the best bunch we've seen thus far. A&M has won five in a row and opened SEC play by obliterating Arkansas and narrowly escaping in Starkville. League standings will be a little screwy until February, with only 10 of 14 teams set to play in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge at the end of January and the other four lagging a game behind until then. But only three teams remain undefeated in league play after the first week: LSU, South Carolina, and Texas A&M. Seven others, including the Vols, are 1-1. If Florida improves by one spot the league will have five teams in the KenPom Top 30 and another five, including Tennessee, between 50-89.
It's a big challenge today, but after blowing past Florida we're eager to see if the Vols can do it again. If you're watching live we invite you to join us in the comments below. Go Vols.