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LSU @ Tennessee

Current Records: LSU 15-3; Tennessee 12-5

What to Know

The #13 LSU Tigers are 6-2 against the #24 Tennessee Volunteers since February of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. The Tigers will hit the road for the second straight game as they head to Thompson-Boling Arena at 6 p.m. ET. Tennessee will be strutting in after a victory while LSU will be stumbling in from a defeat.

LSU lost a heartbreaker to the Alabama Crimson Tide when they met last March, and they left with a heavy heart again on Wednesday. LSU fell just short of Bama by a score of 70-67. One thing holding LSU back was the mediocre play of guard Eric Gaines, who did not have his best game: he finished with only nine points on 3-for-11 shooting in his 34 minutes on the court.

Speaking of close games: the Volunteers beat the Vanderbilt Commodores 68-60 on Tuesday. Tennessee got double-digit scores from four players: guard Santiago Vescovi (14), forward Uros Plavsic (13), guard Kennedy Chandler (13), and guard Zakai Zeigler (11).

LSU is expected to lose this next one by 5.5. If their 14-4 record against the spread is anything to go by, the prospects look good for bets placed on them.

LSU is now 15-3 while Tennessee sits at 12-5. A couple stats to keep an eye on: The Tigers enter the contest with 18.6 takeaways on average, good for fourth best in college basketball. The Volunteers are not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they come into the game boasting the eighth most takeaways per game in college basketball at 18.2.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
  • Where: Thompson-Boling Arena -- Knoxville, Tennessee
  • TV: ESPN
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $31.62


The Volunteers are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Tigers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Volunteers, as the game opened with the Volunteers as a 4-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

LSU have won six out of their last eight games against Tennessee.

  • Jan 08, 2022 - LSU 79 vs. Tennessee 67
  • Feb 13, 2021 - LSU 78 vs. Tennessee 65
  • Jan 04, 2020 - LSU 78 vs. Tennessee 64
  • Feb 23, 2019 - LSU 82 vs. Tennessee 80
  • Jan 31, 2018 - Tennessee 84 vs. LSU 61
  • Mar 01, 2017 - LSU 92 vs. Tennessee 82
  • Mar 11, 2016 - LSU 84 vs. Tennessee 75
  • Feb 20, 2016 - Tennessee 81 vs. LSU 65