An up and down season for Mark Fox's guys continued this weekend with a heart-breaking 72-71 come-from-ahead loss to Ole Miss on the road. There's no time to lick those wounds however, as new Vols coach Rick Barnes brings his resurgent Tennessee squad to Athens for a midweek showdown. The Vols are 8-7 and have played some surprising basketball this season. Most recently they beat Florida 83-69 in a game that honestly may not have been that close. Then on Saturday the Vols took #15 Texas A&M down to the wire, leading by eight at the half before ultimately swallowing a four point loss.
In short this one could be a really tough test, especially if Tennessee is having one of its better shooting nights. A win by the 'Dawgs would be one of those that could look better as the season goes on, especially if Barnes can get his charges to continue to come together down the stretch. Let's tip it off!