Tennessee Tech @ No. 15 Tennessee
Current Records: Tennessee Tech 2-3; Tennessee 3-1
What to Know
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will square off against the #15 Tennessee Volunteers on the road at 3 p.m. ET Friday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
The Golden Eagles have more to be thankful for after their game against the Lipscomb Bisons on Tuesday. Tennessee Tech enjoyed a cozy 88-77 win over Lipscomb.
Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the contest between Tennessee and the North Carolina Tar Heels on Sunday was still a pretty decisive one as Tennessee wrapped it up with an 89-72 victory. Guard Zakai Zeigler was the offensive standout of the matchup for Tennessee, picking up 18 points and five assists. Zeigler's performance made up for a slower matchup against the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday.
The Golden Eagles have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 22 point spread they are up against. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 2-0 against the spread when expected to lose.
Tennessee Tech took a serious blow against the Volunteers when the two teams previously met in December of last year, falling 103-49. Can Tennessee Tech avenge their loss, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll soon find out.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 3 p.m. ET
- Where: Thompson-Boling Arena -- Knoxville, Tennessee
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Volunteers are a big 22-point favorite against the Golden Eagles, according to the latest college basketball odds.
Bettors have moved against the Volunteers slightly, as the game opened with the Volunteers as a 24-point favorite.
Tennessee have won all of the games they've played against Tennessee Tech in the last seven years.
- Dec 18, 2020 - Tennessee 103 vs. Tennessee Tech 49
- Dec 29, 2018 - Tennessee 96 vs. Tennessee Tech 53
- Dec 13, 2016 - Tennessee 74 vs. Tennessee Tech 68
Injury Report for Tennessee
- Josiah-Jordan James: Game-Time Decision (Illness)