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No. 8 Tennessee at Arkansas: How To Watch, Prediction, Complete Preview

Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

Tennessee basketball heads to Fayetteville on Wednesday night where they’ll face Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena as they look to pick up a critical SEC road victory.

The Vols are coming off their most lopsided loss of the season on Saturday at Texas A&M while Arkansas is coming off a home win over Georgia.

Here’s everything to know ahead of the SEC matchup.

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How to Watch – No. 8 Tennessee (17-6, 7-3 SEC) at Arkansas (12-11, 3-7 SEC)

  • Start Time: 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT
  • Location: Bud Walton Arena
  • TV: ESPN2. PxP: Brian Custer. CC: Jimmy Dykes
  • Online Streaming: Watch ESPN
  • Radio (Knoxville): The Vol Network/The Vol Network App

Betting Lines

Draft Kings

  • Tennessee -9 Arkansas
  • Over/under 150.5


  • Tennessee -11 Arkansas
  • Over/under 149

What Tennessee HC Rick Barnes Said About Arkansas

On what impresses him about Arkansas and coach Eric Musselman

“Well they beat Purdue (in an exhibition game), who I think arguably right now, best team in the country. They beat Duke, beat Texas A&M. And if you go back and look at Eric, what he does, his teams get better. They’re going to fight. That’s what they do. And again, his teams have always gotten better as the year goes on. We know that they have a great arena, great home crowd. We expect it to be as hard a game as any we played all year.”

On what makes Bud Walton Arena a strong environment

“Well, they’ve got a great basketball tradition. You go back to Nolan (Richardson) but even before that Eddie Sutton’s run there and he was there. I mean, they’ve got a history of— like all the schools that have most great home courts, they’ve had a long history of being successful. And Arkansas has. They’ve got a history of being known as a school that has always had great basketball.”

Probable Starters

Tennessee (via UT Game Notes)

Arkansas (via last game)

Team Statistics (via Sports Reference)



Stat Leaders


Points: Dalton Knecht — 20.3 PPG, 47.7FG%, 40.5 3PT%

Rebounds: Jonas Aidoo — 7.3 RPG, 4.7 DRPG, 2.6 ORPG

Assists: Zakai Zeigler — 5.6 APG, 2.3 TOPG, 30 MPG


Points: Tramon Mark — 17.6 PPG, 51.4 FG%, 37.3 3PT%’

Rebounds: Trevon Brazile — 6.5 RPG, 4.8 DRPG, 1.7 ORPG

Assists: Devo Davis — 2.2 APG, 1.1 TOPG, 29.3 MPG


  • 85-69 loss at Texas A&M
  • 88-68 win versus LSU
  • 103-92 win at Kentucky
  • 63-59 loss versus South Carolina
  • 75-62 win at Vanderbilt


  • 78-75 win versus Georgia
  • 95-74 loss at LSU
  • 91-84 win at Missouri
  • 63-57 loss versus Kentucky
  • 77-51 loss at Ole Miss


Tennessee heads on the road looking to bounce from a disappointing loss at Texas A&M when they face a struggling Arkansas team.

The Razorbacks are in the midst of their worst season under head coach Eric Musselman but they’re playing a little better as of late and Bud Walton Arena has been a house of horrors for Tennessee in recent years.

This game provides a strong opportunity for Tennessee’s rebounding to get back on track as the Razorback have struggled there this season.

Vols get back on track in a close one.

Tennessee 76, Arkansas 69

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