KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pride, emotion and focus are a few of the buzz words Tennessee has pulled out for tonight’s pivotal SEC men’s basketball matchup at Vanderbilt.
Vols’ sophomore forward Admiral Schofield said he and his teammates plan to bring added “swagger” into the Commodores’ Memorial Gym for the 8:30 p.m. tipoff.
Tennessee (8-8, 1-3 SEC) looks to break what has become a season-long, three-game losing streak, while Vanderbilt (8-8, 2-2) has dropped its past two games.
“This is a big game because it’s the battle for the state of Tennessee, and we know how important it is for our fans, and our boosters, and the coaching staff,” Schofield said Friday. “One thing we talked about this week is having pride, and we haven’t played with much pride on the court and representing that T, that Power T, as best as we can.
“We’ll try to change the culture around and go out and play with a little more swagger and be more aggressive and stop playing so passive.”
Tennessee won the most recent meeting against Vanderbilt, 67-65, in last year’s SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Tennessee basketball vs. Vanderbilt, game time, details
Date: Jan. 14, 2017
Time: 8:30 p.m., Eastern
Location: Vanderbilt Memorial Gym, Nashville, Tenn.
What TV Channel is Tennessee basketball vs. Vanderbilt on?
The game will be televised on the SEC Network.
How can I watch Tennessee basketball vs. Vanderbilt online?
The game can be see online at WatchESPN.com.
Who is calling the Tennessee basketball game vs. Vanderbilt?
Dave Neal will handle the play-by-play duties .Jon Sundvold will be the color analyst.
How can I listen to Tennessee basketball vs. Vanderbilt
The game will broadcast on satellite radio, Sirius channel 83, XM channel 190.
The Vol Network will also be covering the game on all of its affiliates.
• Freshman point guard Jordan Bone, a Nashville high school product, looks to up his efficiency after a 5-turnover outing in Wednesday’s 70-60 home loss to South Carolina
• The Vols are playing their second game without their leading scorer, Detrick Mostella, who was dismissed from the team on Tuesday.
• UT freshman post Grant Williams, a 6-foot-5, 235 pounder, faces a sizable challenge against Vanderbilt’s senior post, 7-1, 250-pound Luke Kornet.