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No. 9 Tennessee vs. Lenoir-Rhyne: How To Watch, Projected Lineups, Predictions

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After a quick trip to Michigan State and an impressive exhibition win, the Vols are back on the court Tuesday night for their final tuneup of the preseason.

Tennessee hosts Lenoir-Rhyne — Rick Barnes alma mater — at Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center on Tuesday night before opening up its season six days later.

The Vols will once again be without Santiago Vescovi and Zakai Zeigler is questionable again.

Here’s everything to know about the matchup.

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How to Watch – No. 9 Tennessee (0-0) vs Lenoir-Rhyne (0-0)

  • Start Time: 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT
  • Location: Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center
  • TV: SEC Network+. PxP: Roger Hoover, CC: Steve Hamer, Sideline: Sarah Detwiler
  • Online Streaming: SEC Network+
  • Radio (Knoxville): The Vol Network/The Vol Network App

2022-23 Team Statistics (via Sports Reference)



Probable Starters

Tennessee (via UT Sports game notes)


*No probable starters posted

Returning Stat Leaders (2022-23 Stats)


  • Points: Santiago Vescovi – 12.5 PPG, 39.6 FG%, 37 3PT%
  • Points of definitive active player:  Josiah-Jordan James — 10 PPG, 37.2 FG%, 31.3 3PT%
  • Rebounds: Jonas Aidoo – 4.9 RPG
  • Assists: Zakai Zeigler – 5.4 APG, 2.3 TOPG, 28.7 MPG
  • Assists of definitive active player: Josiah-Jordan James – 1.8 APG, 1.0 TOPG 25.3 MPG


  • Points: Nas Tyson — 10.3 PPG, 45 FG%, 27 3PT%
  • Rebounds: Nas Tyson — 5.1 RPG
  • Assists: Hamilton Campbell — 3.4 APG, 1.5 TOPG, 21 MPG

Last Season Results


  • Record: 25-11 (11-7 SEC)
  • Sweet 16 loss


  • Record: 11-15 (6-12 SAC)


Not much to say here. Tennessee is a top 10 team. Lenoir-Rhyne was an average division two team a season ago— though the Bears did beat Louisville in an exhibition game last season!

Still, this is a choose your number game for Rick Barnes and the Vols. I’m sure Tennessee will get its reserves a ton of minutes in this one. Still, Vols win in a rout.

Tennessee 94, Lenoir-Rhyne 51

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