Tennessee associate head coach Justin Gainey and freshman guard Cameron Carr spoke to the media in Knoxville on Friday morning before heading to College State, TX, for a weekend matchup against the Texas A&M Aggies in a conference showdown.
The Vols are coming off of a 100-plus point showing in a win at Kentucky and a 20-point win over LSU in the following game. Despite a loss to South Carolina last week, Tennessee was red-hot in their next two games against solid competition. While senior guard Dalton Knecht is still finding his points on the court, the Vols saw much more balanced offensive efforts against Kentucky and LSU this past week. Guard Zakai Zeigler showed his playmaking and scoring prowess in both games while players such as Josiah-Jordan James and Jordan Gainey have also been stepping up when needed.
The Aggies, meanwhile, have won four out of their last five games against Missouri (2x), Florida, and LSU. Texas A&M’s lone loss in that stretch came against Ole Miss in College Station.
Ahead of the game on Saturday, Gainey gave a quick rundown on the state of the team and some early thoughts on the contest against the Aggies. Carr, on the other hand, spoke about getting his first SEC minutes against Kentucky and following that up with playing time against the Tigers in Knoxville the next game. Carr talked about what he takes defensively from his teammates at practice, fitting into his role as a freshman, and much more.
Texas A&M will host No. 6 Tennessee at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday night in College Station’s Reed Arena. The game broadcast will be on ESPN.
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Check out both interviews from Knoxville on Friday morning below:
Tennessee AHC Justin Gainey
Tennessee G Cam Carr