KNOXVILLE -- Considering San Diego State is 2,200 miles from the Tennessee campus and is rarely seen on national television, Volunteers coach Bruce Pearl knew an impressive amount of basic information on the Aztecs on Sunday night.
"They're a good team, and (coach) Steve Fisher does a great job," Pearl said less than 20 minutes after the NCAA tournament bracket was announced. "I know they're a big team. I know they're a really good offensive team, and a really good rebounding team.
"We're going to spend the night getting ready for them, and I'll tell you a lot more about them tomorrow."
Come Monday morning, Pearl's feelings hadn't changed much. His initial suspicions were confirmed. The No. 11 seed Aztecs (25-8) look like a formidable first-round foe for the No. 6 seed Vols (25-8).
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