Welcome to Feast Week! Tennessee and Syracuse will kick things off in the Maui Invitational this afternoon, playing Game 1 of the traditional Thanksgiving week tournament. The Volunteers enter the tournament ranked in the No. 7 slot in the latest AP Poll.
Syracuse is entering year one under new head coach Adrian Autry, who replaces the Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim. They were picked to finish 10th in the ACC by the media in the preseason.
This is Tennessee’s fourth appearance all time in the Maui Invitational. Unfortunately, due to the wildfires earlier this year, the tournament had to move to Honolulu on the campus of the University of Hawaii this year.
Tennessee and Syracuse have not played since 2002. The winner and loser will advance to face the winner/loser of Purdue vs. Gonzaga tomorrow.
Per Draftkings Sportsbook, Tennessee is a 12.5 point favorite over Syracuse today. The total sits at 147.
How to watch Tennessee vs. Syracuse
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Streaming: Watch ESPN, ESPN App