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No. 17 Tennessee vs. No. 25 Missouri: How To Watch, Key Stats, Betting Odds

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Tennessee basketball continues its run at the SEC Tournament Friday afternoon when they face Missouri at Bridgestone Arena.

The Tigers narrowly edged Tennessee out for the four-seed and double bye at the SEC Tournament as both teams posted the same regular season conference record. The difference was Missouri’s February win in Knoxville when guard DeAndre Gholston hit a 35-footer at the buzzer to upset the Vols.

While it’s Missouri’s first game at the SEC Tournament, Tennessee advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating Ole Miss 70-55 Thursday afternoon.

Here’s everything you need to know as Tennessee looks to advance to the SEC Tournament Semifinals for the fifth straight time.

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How to Watch – No. 17 Tennessee (23-9, 11-7 SEC) vs No. 25 Missouri (23-8, 11-7 SEC)

  • Start Time: Approximately 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT
  • Location: Bridgestone Arena
  • TV: ESPN. PxP: Karl Ravech, CC: Jimmy Dykes, Sideline: Marty Smith
  • Online Streaming: Watch ESPN
  • Radio (Knoxville): The Vol Network/The Vol Network App

Team Statistics (via ESPN)

What Rick Barnes Said About The Tigers

On defending Missouri’s guards after their success in the first meeting

“They played a great game. There’s no doubt. They played well against us. Again, we got back in it. They made a great shot at the end to beat us. A tough shot. They did it. We’ll need everybody. Again, a game like this, they play defense different. One of the best teams in the country at turning you over, getting steals. Again, it’s understanding taking care of the basketball. It’s going to be really important. Not let ’em get out in transition with turnovers. Then obviously, their guards get going downhill, they drive the ball hard. They’re going to make you pay if you turn it over. That’s what I can tell you. But I tell you, I think most good teams do do that.”

Betting Lines

Caesars Sportsbook

  • Spread: Tennessee -6 (-110), Missouri +6 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 142.5


  • Spread: Tennessee -8 Missouri
  • Total: Over/Under 146

Probable Starters (via UT Sports)

Stat Leaders


  • Points: Santiago Vescovi – 12.8 PPG, 39.9 FG%, 35.8 3PT%
  • Rebounds: Jonas Aidoo – 5.0 RPG
  • Assists: Santiago Vescovi – 3.0 APG, 1.6 TOPG, 32.9 MPG


  • Points: Kobe Brown — 15.9 PPG, 55.2 FG%, 45.3 3PT%
  • Rebounds: Kobe Brown — 6.2 RPG
  • Assists: Nick Honor — 3.0 APG, 0.9 TOPG, 29.7 MPG

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