Vols home game vs. UConn set for national telecast on WVLT

Tennessee’s home basketball game against defending national champion UConn Jan. 21 has been selected for national telecast on CBS. Tipoff against the Huskies is set for 4 p.m. ET at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Volunteers fell to the Huskies 72-61 at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., last season. The all-time series between UT and UConn is deadlocked at 1-1.

Interestingly, Tennessee has won each of its last three games against opponents who were the defending national champions.

The Huskies, led by guards Jeremy Lamb and Shabazz Napier, landed at No. 8 in ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale’s national preseason rankings. The Vols have won four straight home games against opponents ranked in the top 10 of the Associated Press national poll.

Tennessee season tickets go on sale Sept. 8 at 8:30 a.m. ET and can be purchased online at www.UTTix.com.