2 undefeated teams (in conference play) battle in Knoxville, only one comes out a winner. Let's hope for the upset. UTK did beat a hapless Mi$$ $t squad on the road Wednesday which is as close to a bye week as one can have in hoops, but they do have impressive wins over KState and Butler.
Josh Richardson is dropping 16.1 a game shooting 39% from beyond the arc. Kevin Punter is the only other Vile in double digits at 10.8 a game. Armani Moore leads the team in boards and blocks. UTK plays 9 with Richardson and Punter playing 30+ a game.
UTK is defensive minded squad only allowing 62.8 a game... while scoring a mere 65.9. The offensive percentages look good, but they don't take a whole lot of them thus the low PPG.
- 44.2% FG
- 36.1% 3pt FG
- +2.2 rebound margin
- pretty much an even assist to TO ratio (150/154)
Overall, UTK is a smallish team with their tallest player seeing mop up duty so we have a couple of 6'8" guys (Carmichael and McGee) with the rest being guard-like players. Note the 2 listed don't play that much either so I'm hoping we combat them with Taylor, Kessens, and Norris inside.
Game is on the SEC Network