The Tennessee Volunteers are back in action tonight at home, set to face the South Carolina Gamecocks for the second time in conference play. Frank Martin’s squad has proven to be a tough out in conference play, sitting at a surprising 7-3 so far.
Tennessee let South Carolina hang around in Columbia in their first meeting, before flipping a switch and blowing them out by 22 points. In a losing effort, Gamecocks’ star Chris Silva was a handful, scoring 28 points in the loss.
The Vols have a primetime matchup with Kentucky looming on Saturday, making this a classic look ahead spot. LSU took advantage of the Wildcats last night in a similar spot, winning on a last-second tip in.
You think Rick Barnes is using that to get this team’s attention? Probably so.
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Tip-off time: (February 13th) 6:30 PM ET
TV Channel: SEC Network
Radio: Vol Network
Odds: Tennessee -15