We have a Volunteer State showdown in Nashville on Saturday as the No. 18 Tennessee Volunteers will trek over to Bridgestone Arena for a showdown against the Memphis Tigers.
Tennessee (8-2) was last in action on Tuesday when hammering USC Upstate for a 96-52 victory. As expected, the Volunteers barely broke a sweat in putting down the Spartans, forcing 21 turnovers and leading for the entirety of the contest. Olivier Nkamhoua led with 21 points and eight rebounds for the team.
Memphis (6-4) ended a four-game losing streak in big fashion on Tuesday, derailing the momentum of Alabama for a 92-78 victory. The Tigers really grabbed control of the game at the start of the second half, leading by as many as 19 points at one point. DeAndre Williams came away with 20 points and six assists.
When: Saturday, December 18th, 12 p.m. ET
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
Where to live stream online: WatchESPN, ESPN app
Live updates and stats: At DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Tennessee -5.5
Tennessee leads the country in adjusted defensive efficiency per KenPom and have only yielded 70+ points twice this season. They’ll do enough on that end to keep the Tigers at bay and will cover in Nashville.
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