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E. Tennessee State @ No. 18 Tennessee

Current Records: E. Tennessee State 0-1; Tennessee 1-0

What to Know

The E. Tennessee State Buccaneers have quite the challenge ahead of them as they're expected to be blown off the court. They are on the road again on Sunday and play against the #18 Tennessee Volunteers at noon ET Nov. 14 at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tennessee should still be riding high after a big win, while the Buccaneers will be looking to right the ship.

It was close but no cigar for E. Tennessee State as they fell 69-67 to the App. State Mountaineers this past Friday.

Meanwhile, Tennessee made easy work of the UT Martin Skyhawks last week and carried off a 90-62 victory. The top scorer for Tennessee was guard Santiago Vescovi (20 points).

E. Tennessee State is now 0-1 while the Volunteers sit at a mirror-image 1-0. Two last-season stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Buccaneers are stumbling into the matchup with the 28th most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 66.2 on average. But Tennessee enters the game with 71.9 points per game on average, good for 34th best in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 12 p.m. ET
  • Where: Thompson-Boling Arena -- Knoxville, Tennessee
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00


The Volunteers are a big 16.5-point favorite against the Buccaneers, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Volunteers as a 17-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Tennessee have won both of the games they've played against E. Tennessee State in the last seven years.

  • Dec 22, 2016 - Tennessee 72 vs. E. Tennessee State 68
  • Dec 22, 2015 - Tennessee 76 vs. E. Tennessee State 67