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College GameDay Information for Vols and Lady Vols This Week

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ESPN’s College GameDay is heading to Knoxville to see two Tennessee basketball games. Photo via @Vol_Hoops on Twitter.

The spectacle of ESPN’s College GameDay is heading to Knoxville this week.

And the show is set to be so nice, they’ll do it twice.

College GameDay will be in town on Thursday evening for the Tennessee-UConn women’s basketball game and then once again on Saturday morning for the Tennessee-Texas men’s basketball game.

Here’s a look at what the Thursday, Jan. 26 schedule will look like:

  • 6:00 p.m. – Gates open at Thompson-Boling Arena
  • 7:00-8:00 p.m. – ESPN College GameDay live on ESPN*
    • *Game ticket required
  • 8:00 p.m. – Tipoff between Tennessee and UConn

Here’s a look at what the Saturday, Jan. 28 schedule will look like:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Gates open at Thompson-Boling Arena
  • 11:00 a.m.-Noon – ESPN College GameDay live on ESPN
  • *BREAK*
  • 4:30 p.m. – TBA gates reopen to the public
  • 6:00 p.m. – Tipoff between Tennessee and Texas

*All times in ET

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Fifth-ranked UConn and Tennessee are both riding five-game win streaks into this long-standing rivalry game on Thursday. The Lady Vols will be looking for revenge after a 19-point loss to the Huskies on the road in February of 2022.

Meanwhile, on Saturday night, No. 10 Texas will look for back-to-back wins over No. 4 Tennessee after taking the game in Austin last year. ESPN’s Matchup Predictor gives Tennessee the 83.4 percent chance to win the game over the Longhorns.

Stay tuned to Rocky Top Insider for more coverage on ESPN’s College GameDay throughout the week.

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