We're back, y'all. Our thoughts on the first six weeks of the season are available here, if you're looking to get caught up ahead of the conference slate.
In short: Our ceiling is still very high, but our floor is a bit lower than we all anticipated.
But enough about that... UT is in town, and it's time for #SECBasketballFever
Location: Reed Arena
TV: SEC Network
Line: Texas A&M is favored by 9 points
Name: Tennessee Volunteers
Official Abbreviation: UT
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Previous results of note: The Vols haven't claimed any victories of value, yet... but they've also been very competitive in their games against quality opposition. Gonzaga, Wisconsin, @ North Carolina, and Oregon were all in doubt with less than four minutes remaining... so this doesn't appear to be a squad that will roll over tonight.
What do we need to do to win: Tonight's edict is pretty straightforward - play to our strengths. We'll have a size advantage in most SEC games, but that advantage is especially noticeable tonight. The Vols just don't have the horses down low.
Keep an eye on Tennessee PG Jordan Bone - he opened the season as the starter, but he has been out for nine games with a foot injury. He's rumored to return tonight, which could complicate a likely SEC-opening victory for the good guys.