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Live Thread: Mizzou vs Tennessee

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Let’s live thread things up as the Tigers take on the Tennessee Volunteers!

NCAA Basketball: Georgia at Missouri Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

We’re mere minutes away from Missouri Men’s Basketball’s biggest test of the conference season yet. A home game against the up-start Tennessee Volunteers and OMG THEY’RE GIVING AWAY SPACE JAM THEMED POSTERS!!!

So the Vols weren’t supposed to be good, if you listened to the preseason prognosticators. I wasn’t convinced they’d be this good, but I thought they’d be better than people expected. I certainly thought losing Robert Hubbs would cause them to struggle some in late game situations, but they’d be good enough to be in most if not all of their games.

But even what I considered reasonable goals for UT hasn’t been the case. They have the SEC’s best tournament resume right now with wins over Purdue, Kentucky and Texas A&M and narrow losses to Villanova and North Carolina. They’ve also lost conference games to Arkansas in overtime and the surprising Auburn Tigers at home. Coming in at 12-4 and currently sitting at 13 in KenPom this should be a tough task for the Tigers.

Here’s the KenPom preview:

Keep an eye on Grant Williams and Admiral Schofield for the Vols. Both are having All-SEC level seasons and force all kinds of matchup problems when they’re on the floor.


The Review


The Details

Opponent: Tennessee Volunteers (12-4)

Time: 8:00 p.m. CT

Where: Mizzou Arena, Columbia, MO

IS MIZZOU RECEIVING TOP 25 VOTES? No

WHAT DOES VEGAS SAY? MIZZ -2, O/U 141

WHAT DOES KenPom SAY? Tennessee 51%, 72-71

WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN:

Twitter: @MizzouHoops

Facebook: Mizzou Men’s Basketball

Live Stats: StatBroadcast


Five Questions

  1. UT is top 40 in forcing TOs, Mizzou’s TO% over/under: 15.5
  2. Who shoots a higher 3FG% tonight? (Avg: Mizzou 40.9%, UT 39.0%)
  3. What’s the final line for Phillips/Geist? Pts, Assists, Rbds, TOs, Min
  4. (not a question but...) Predict the score!
  5. Who is your trifecta?