Tennessee basketball opens its 2023-24 season on Monday night when it hosts instate foe Tennessee Tech to Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center.
Expectations are high for Rick Barnes’ ninth Tennessee team. The Vols enter the season ranked in the nation’s top 10 and as the favorites to win the SEC.
Tennessee Tech enters John Pelphrey’s fifth season in Cookeville coming off a second place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference a season ago.
Here’s everything to know about the season opening matchup.
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How to Watch – No. 9 Tennessee (0-0) vs Tennessee Tech (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+ and ESPM+. PxP: Andy Brock, CC: Steve Hamer, Sideline: Sarah Detwiler
- Online Streaming: SEC Network +, and ESPN+
- Radio (Knoxville): The Vol Network/The Vol Network App
Spread: Tennessee -30.5 Tennesse Tech
Total: Over/Under 134.5
Spread: Tennessee -28 Tennesse Tech
Total: Over/Under 134
Tennessee (via UT Sports)
*No probable starters given
2022-23 Team Statistics (via Sports Reference)
Stat Leaders (2022-23 Stats)
- Points: Santiago Vescovi – 12.5 PPG, 39.6 FG%, 37 3PT%
- Rebounds: Jonas Aidoo – 4.9 RPG
- Assists: Zakai Zeigler – 5.4 APG, 2.3 TOPG, 28.7 MPG
- Points: Jayvis Hardy — 12 PPG, 43.2 FG%, 43.9 3PT%
- Rebounds: Diante Wood — 3.6 RPG
- Assists: Jayvis Hardy — 2.3 APG, 1.7 TOPG, 31.1 MPG
Last Season Results
- Record: 25-11 (11-7 SEC)
- Sweet 16 loss
- Record: 16-17 (11-7 OVC)
- No postseason tournament