Vols travel to Mizzou to take on Tigers

Winners of its last eight games, No. 3 Tennessee hits the road for the second game of the SEC slate to take on the Missouri Tigers at Mizzou Arena on Tuesday night.
The game will tip at 7 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN2 and can also be viewed online through WatchESPN. Fans can listen live on their local Vol Network affiliate to hear Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp describing the action.

Tennessee (12-1, 1-0 SEC) is coming off one of its best performances ever in conference play, beating Georgia in a lopsided 96-50 game at home. It was tied for the second largest margin of victory ever by the Vols against an SEC opponent. Jordan Bowden (20), Admiral Schofield (18) and Grant Williams (18) combined to outscore the Bulldogs by themselves, while Kyle Alexander recorded his second double-double of the season with 12 points and a career-high 14 rebounds.

Missouri (9-3, 0-0 SEC) was one of four league teams to not open the conference slate Saturday. The Tigers enter Tuesday's matchup riding a six-game winning streak after going undefeated during the month of December. MU boasts one of the best defenses in the SEC, ranking second with 63.2 points allowed per game. While Mizzou doesn't score a lot of points, the Tigers are very dangerous from beyond the arc, where they shoot a 39-percent clip to lead the conference.

After Tuesday's showdown, Tennessee will face another challenging road test by taking on the Florida Gators in Gainesville. That game will take place Saturday night at 6 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN.

THE SERIES
• Tennessee trails the all-time series with Missouri, 6-7, dating to 1961.
• The Tigers have a 5-1 edge when the series is played in Columbia.
• The Volunteers have never been ranked higher than No. 21 for a clash with Missouri.