Coming off of an ugly loss to Florida on Tuesday, Tennessee basketball returns home tonight for a second meeting with the Missouri Tigers. Cuonzo Martin’s group sits at 9-2 overall, with one of those losses already coming at the hands of Tennessee.
Missouri has since beaten Arkansas, Texas A&M and South Carolina, while dropping a road game to Mississippi State. The Tigers will now head to Knoxville tonight, facing a Tennessee group coming off of its worst loss of the season.
The Vols were beaten from the jump on Tuesday in Gainesville, never once even showing signs of life. Tennessee was without freshman guard Jaden Springer — a common theme in each of their two losses. We’ll see if Springer goes tonight, and if so, what kind of lineup changes Barnes makes after that Florida debacle.
Tip-off time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
TV Channel: SEC Network
Streaming: Watch ESPN
Radio: Vol Network
Odds: Tennessee -8.5