OXFORD, Miss. -- With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, No. 7 Tennessee will begin its final push for a conference title Wednesday night on the road against Ole Miss.
The game will tip at 7 p.m. ET at The Pavilion at Ole Miss and will be televised on SEC Network 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.
With a chance to repeat as SEC Champions, the Vols (24-3, 12-2 SEC) are currently in a 3-way tie for first place in the league with Kentucky and LSU. A win over the Rebels would clinch a top-4 seed and give Tennessee a double bye to begin the conference tournament, which begins in two weeks.
Ole Miss (19-8, 9-5 SEC) is in contention for one of the top four seeds in the SEC and also has its eyes set on an NCAA Tournament berth in head coach Kermit Davis's first season at the helm. The backcourt duo of Breein Tyree (18.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.7 apg) and Terence Davis (15.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.7 spg) can shoot lights out on any given night and carry the Rebels to a win. The defensive play by Tennessee's guards will be the key to the Vols stopping UM's offense.
UT returns home after Wednesday's showdown, taking on the fourth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats in front of a sold-out Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday. The top-10 clash will tip at 2 p.m. ET and will be televised on CBS.
Ole Miss has its eyes set on an NCAA Tournament berth in head coach Kermit Davis's first season at the helm. Early on in conference play, the Rebels were one of the hottest teams in the country, winning 10 straight games and cracking the top-25. The streak was capped off by back-to-back wins over then-No. 10 Auburn and then-No. 14 Mississippi State. However, the squad has since split its last 12 games.
The Vols can clinch its fifth 25-win season in program history with a victory over the Rebels.