Tennessee has moved to a lighter part of the schedule after splitting two games last weekend at the Hall of Fame Chip Off Tournament in Uncasville, Connecticut.
No on Friday. 15 Volunteers (3-1) will host Tennessee Tech (2-3) in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Vols will then host the Presbyterians on Tuesday and will visit Colorado on December 4th.
Tennessee was routed to Villanova 71-53 on Saturday, then looked back at North Carolina 89-72 on Sunday and smashed 18 points behind freshman Zakai Zeigler.
“I think it was really good,” said Rick Barnes about his experience after spending a few days looking back. “That’s why I think these early season games are important. Obviously, I was disappointed with how I started the match against Villanova. But you need to give them credit. They came out. I think they … are ready to play. I think we were. In a way, I think it was a bit exaggerated. I couldn’t take a shot. “
“Then we got to a place where we weren’t even trying to play basketball,” Burns added. “We just wanted to hit a shot. It was a big takeaway from the game. We played against North Carolina and really did a lot of what we’re working on every day. That’s another. It was a team of. Each game has a different personality. “
This will be the case as Vols moves away from the college basketball Blue Bood.
Tennessee has always been 25-1 against Tennessee Tech, beating the Golden Eagles 103-49 last season and 96-53 in 2018-19. Last season’s meeting was the first meeting after John Pelphrey took over as coach. He is a disciple of Billy Donovan and previously head coached in South Alabama and Arkansas. His razorback steam was 1-2 against Burns’ Texas team in the late 2000s.
Of the two Golden Eagles wins this season, only one played against Division I’s opponents, but on Tuesday night Tech cleared the deficit in the first half of 14 points, Lip Scone 88- It was impressive because I beat 77.
“I thought I was a little late to start the game,” Pelfrey later said. “We had to calm down a little.”
Tennessee Tech didn’t commit a turnover to Lip Scones in the last 19 minutes, but it’s a number to make sure we’re in a more difficult situation for Vols.
Still, the transferred golden eagle is 9 deep and has a lot of bodies to throw at Tennessee tycoon John Fullcarson (7.7 points, 6.3 rebounds). Full Carson has reshaped and aggressively retreated this season after his left thumb broke in August, but it’s still a threat.
One of the players most likely to be tasked with protecting him is the 6’9 Cincinnati transfer Mamdu Diara (12.2 points, 6.4 rebounds). And to expect to repeat the only mess of Vols (achieved in 1996), Tech will need a big game from guards Keishawn Davidson (13.4 points) and Jr. Clay (10.6).
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