No. 1 Tennessee is looking to make more program history when they take on Texas A&M on Saturday night.
The Vols (19-1, 7-0 SEC) stay on the road to face-off against the Aggies (8-11, 1-6 SEC) on Saturday night in College Station, and a win would break another school record for the top-ranked Volunteers. Tennessee is currently riding a 15-game winning streak, which is tied for the longest winning streak in UT’s history. The last time the Vols won 15-straight games came back in 1915 through 1917.
A win would also give Tennessee their first 8-0 start in SEC play since the 1981-82 season.
Texas A&M will look to get in the way of Tennessee’s history-making victory. The Aggies have struggled for most of this season, however, and they’ve managed just one win in seven SEC games. Their lone conference victory came in a comeback 81-80 win over Alabama on the road. Otherwise, they’ve lost their other six conference contests by an average of just over 13 points.
Tennessee is 2-2 all-time in College Station, and they’re just 3-4 against the Aggies since they joined the SEC prior to the 2012-13 season. Rick Barnes, however, is used to winning against Texas A&M. He was 25-7 against the Aggies as head coach of Texas, and he’s 2-1 against them as head coach of the Vols.
The Aggies are led by a sophomore duo of TJ Starks and Savion Flagg. The two young players are the leading scorers for Texas A&M, and Starks leads the team in assists (3.6 per game) while Flagg has the team lead in rebounds (8.0 per game).
The Vols have their own dynamic duo of Grant Williams and Admiral Schofield. Williams is averaging 20.4 points per game and leads the team with 7.4 rebounds per game, and Schofield is averaging 17 points per contest.
Redshirt junior guard Jordan Bowden missed Tennessee’s last game against South Carolina with a minor injury, but he’s expected to suit up and play against Texas A&M as of now.
Only two of Tennessee’s seven SEC victories have come by single digits. Only two of Texas A&M’s SEC losses have come by single digits. All that adds up to the Vols being double-digit favorites on the road in this one.
Here’s everything you need to know about today’s match-up. And if you can’t make it to the game, here’s how you can watch and listen to the Tennessee vs. Texas A&M game.
Tip-Off: 8:00 Eastern, February 2nd, Reed Arena (College Station, TX)
Streaming Online: WatchESPN.com or ESPN app
Radio: Vol Network (99.1 FM or 990 AM in Knoxville/surrounding areas)
Line: Tennessee (-11.5)