The Vols showed some major grit in a big win over the Florida Gators last week, despite almost blowing another second-half lead.
Now, they travel to Rupp Arena for another tough road test in the Kentucky Wildcats. The last time the Vols went to Rupp, they were dismantled by the Wildcats.
Kentucky has yet to sweep Tennessee in single season since 2012, but that has a chance to change tonight. Tennessee is going to have to play its best game of the season if it wants a shot to win, and will likely need a little help from Kentucky, as well.
Rick Barnes and co. will have to figure out how to slow down Immanuel Quickley, Ashton Hagans, and Nick Richards. That’s obviously easier said than done, especially on the road.
But, hey. It’s college basketball and anything is possible. Here’s to a (hopefully) big win over Kentucky.
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
TV Channel: ESPN
Tip-off time: 9 p.m. ET
Streaming: Watch ESPN
Radio: Vol Network
Odds: Kentucky -8.5