KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee proved it is a solid team last week in the Battle 4 Atlantis with a legitimate shot at an NCAA Tournament trip in March.
The Vols went 2-1 in the preseason tournament with their only loss coming to now-No. 4-ranked Villanova.
Grant Williams and Kyle Alexander have stepped up and played well in the post so far this season. Williams came in as someone who fans thought could push for an All-SEC first-team honor. Alexander is a bit more of a surprise. The duo has locked down the paint and combined to average 27.0 points p, 17.6 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game.
Alexander’s defense has improved under coach Rick Barnes, which has helped the Vols get off to a fast start. The defense currently ranks 26th, according to the Kenpom rankings.
Guard Lamonte Turner is playing more off the ball, which seems to have improved his productivity. Turner scored 17 points in the 78-75 win against Purdue. He hit 4 3-pointers in the victory.
When Turner’s shot is on, the team can hit another level.
Tennessee-Mercer basketball: Game info, details
- Time: Tip-off is at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 29.
- Location: Thompson-Boling Arena
- Records: Tennessee 4-1; Mercer 5-2
- Series: Mercer leads, 4-3
- Last game: Tennessee won, 64-54, in 2014
How can I watch the game?
The game can be watched on SEC Networrk+.
How can I live stream the game?
The game can be seen on the WatchESPN app. (Cable or satellite subscription required.)
How can I listen to the game?
The game will air on the Vol Sports Network. Check local listings.
Projected starting lineup: Tennessee basketball
- Point guard: Sophomore Jordan Bone
- Shooting guard: Sophomore Jordan Bowden
- Small forward: Junior Admiral Schofield
- Power forward: Sophomore Grant Williams
- Power forward: Junior Kyle Alexander
What’s next for Tennessee?
Tennessee will face Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 3. Tennessee defeated Georgia Tech, 81-58, last season in Knoxville. The game will tip at 6 p.m.
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