3rd ranked Vols set for showdown with Tennessee Tech

ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 09, 2018 - Forward Admiral Schofield #5 of the Tennessee Volunteers...
ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 09, 2018 - Forward Admiral Schofield #5 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Tennessee Volunteers at the 2018 Men's SEC Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tennessee Athletics(WVLT)
Published: Dec. 28, 2018 at 3:17 PM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

The third ranked Tennessee basketball Vols look to extend their six game win streak when they host Tennessee Tech at Thompson-Boling Arena Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast online by SEC Network+ WatchESPN. Fans can listen live on their local Vol Network affiliate to hear Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp describing the action.

Now 10-1 on the season, the Vols hold a 23-1 all-time record against the Golden Eagles, winning the last seven meetings in a series that began in 1939. Including this season's win over Memphis, UT is 10-4 against in-state opponents under head coach Rick Barnes, including wins in each of its last four games.

The Golden Eagles have played in some hostile environments already this season, facing Memphis, Michigan State and North Carolina all on the road. After a tough start, Tech has won three of its last four games, dropping at least 90 points in each of those outings.

The Vols enter the game on the heels of an 83-64 victory over Wake Forest. Grant Williams recorded his fourth double-double of the season with a game-high 22 points and 10 rebounds. Kyle Alexander made his first seven baskets of the game and finished the night with a career-high 19 points on 9-of-10 shooting to go along with eight rebounds to help UT improve its record against ACC opponents to 3-0 this season.