Tennessee basketball heads to the Plains of Auburn for its regular season finale against Bruce Pearl and the Tigers.
The Vols knocked off Auburn in Knoxville last month and they have major SEC Tournament seeding repercussions on Saturday afternoon’s showdown. A road win would give Tennessee a double bye in the SEC Tournament for the third straight season.
Auburn is reeling as of late and enters the game on the right side of the bubble having posted a 2-5 record since the loss in Knoxville.
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How to Watch – No. 12 Tennessee (22-8, 11-6 SEC) vs Auburn (19-11, 9-8 SEC)
- Start Time: 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT
- Location: Neville Arena
- TV: ESPN. PxP: Kevin Fitzgerald, CC: Jimmy Dykes
- Online Streaming: Watch ESPN
- Radio (Knoxville): The Vol Network/The Vol Network App
Team Statistics (via ESPN)
What Tennessee Coach Rick Barnes Said About The Tigers
On Auburn being desperate entering this game
“It’ll be a big challenge. It would be a big challenge whether they won last night or not. They played great basketball last night, certainly had themselves in position to win that game and you have to give them great credit. That was as probably as tough a situation as you could go into there and they, I thought, handled themselves extremely well so win or lose we knew Saturday was going to be a challenge anyway you want to look at it. We’re going to have to go in there and be prepared.”
On if he sees this game against Auburn being another low scoring slug fest
“Looking back, I thought both teams missed shots. Both teams had some good looks at it and missed some shots with it. This time of year, I think you go into every game knowing it’s going to be difficult because everyone is wanting to win games and regardless of where they might be. We expect it to be a hard fought game.”
- Spread: Auburn -1.5 (-110), Tennessee +1.5 (-110)
- Total: Over/Under 131