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See Where Tennessee Lands In Bracketology Less Than A Week From Selection Sunday

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Tennessee HC Rick Barnes and F Olivier Nkamhoua. Photo By Ian Cox/Tennessee Athletics

Selection Sunday is less than a week away as Tennessee basketball heads to the SEC Tournament in Nashville before preparing for the NCAA Tournament.

Despite a regular season ending loss against Auburn, Tennessee’s NCAA Tournament draw hasn’t seen any major changes in the last week.

According to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, Tennessee still projects as a three-seed in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament. The Vols would face 14-seed Louisiana in the first round before playing either six-seed Duke or 11-seed Rutgers in the Round of 32.

ESPN’s bracket has Tennessee playing its first weekend in Greensboro, North Carolina which would lead to a potentially Duke heavy crowd in a Round of 32 matchup.

The Vols are on of eight SEC teams in Lunardi’s field, joining No. 1 seed Alabama, No. 7 seed Texas A&M, No. 7 seed Kentucky, No. 8 seed Missouri, No. 9 Arkansas and No. 11 seed Mississippi State.

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According to CBS’ Jerry Palm, Tennessee projects as a four-seed in the Midwest Region where they would face 13-seed Toledo in the first round. If the Vols got past Toledo they would face either five-seed St. Mary’s or 12-seed VCU in the Round of 32 in Greensboro.

Other top seeds in CBS’ Midwest Region include No. 1 Houston, No. 2 Texas and No. 3 Gonzaga.

Tennessee is one of eight SEC teams in the bracket, joining No. 1 seed Alabama, No. 5 seed Texas A&M, No. 6 seed Missouri, No. 7 seed Kentucky, No. 9 Arkansas and No. 11 seed Mississippi State.

Tennessee returns to the court at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday. The Vols face the winning of Ole Miss-South Carolina in their opening game of the SEC Tournament.

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