Tennessee will travel to Auburn Saturday afternoon to take on No. 13 Auburn. The Vols are looking for a win against former head coach Bruce Pearl, which would be a feather in their cap.
NCAA Basketball: Tennessee Vols at #13 Auburn Tigers
- Date: Saturday, February 22nd
- Tee off: 12:00 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: CBS
- Live Stream: CBS All Access (Try it FREE now)
This is a must-win game for Tennessee to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive but they have struggled as of late going 3-3 even with some impressive wins against Alabama and Arkansas. They will look to Senior guard Jordan Bowden, who leads the Vols in scoring with 13.0 points per game to show out today and build that confidence that they would need going into the tourney.
The Vols aren’t the only ones that have struggled their last few games with the Tigers losing consecutive games to Missouri and Georgia, they will need to bounce back to make sure they don’t fall further in the rankings. Auburn will need Samir Doughty to step up today and hit those three-pointers that he’s known for, with 43 on the season.
Prediction: With Tennesee on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament conversation this becomes a must-win scenario for them. I’d take the Vols and the points (+6.5) and expect them to cover in this matchup.
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