Basketvols set for Championship of Battle 4 Atlantis against Kansas
After edging out USC in overtime, the Vols take on the defending National Champions, Kansas, Friday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - After outlasting the University of Southern California Thursday in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis, the Basketvols advance to take on Kansas Friday.
The Jayhawks are ranked No. 3 and sit at 6-0.
The Vols meet the Jayhawks for only the seventh time in program history, with Kansas holding a 4-2 advantage.
The matchup for the Vols features a heavy task as the Jayhawks have held their opponents to under 40% shooting through their first half dozen games.
Kansas is led by redshirt junior Jalen Wilson who leads the Big 12 in scoring at a 24.3 clip.
The Vols are currently being paced by freshman Julian Philips, averaging 18.0 points a game.
Tennessee’s win would mark the program’s first preseason tournament win since 2010.
Tennessee and Kansas tip off at 7:30 pm. on ESPN.
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