It’s the first road test for the Tennessee Volunteers tonight, and it’s also the first game of conference play. The Vols will head to Columbia, Missouri to take on the No. 12 Tigers at 9 p.m. ET.
Tennessee has won three straight games at Missouri, while Rick Barnes is 4-1 all time against Cuonzo Martin.
Missouri has started the season with a couple of impressive wins over No. 21 Oregon and No. 6 Illinois. They’re 6-0 on the year, coming off of a narrow, last-second win over Bradley to close non-conference play.
The Tigers are an experienced group and will provide a very real test for a Tennessee team that is still trying to fit all of its pieces together. Expect a tight one tonight as both sides look to start 1-0 in SEC play.