Matchup: Tennessee at Wichita State

Wichita State players from left, Ron Baker, Ehimen Orukpe, Nick Wiggins and Chadrack Lufile, celebrate on the sideline during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament against Pittsburgh Thursday, March 21, 2013,  in Salt Lake City  Wichita State won 73-55. (AP Photo/George Frey)

Wichita State players from left, Ron Baker, Ehimen Orukpe, Nick Wiggins and Chadrack Lufile, celebrate on the sideline during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament against Pittsburgh Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Salt Lake City Wichita State won 73-55. (AP Photo/George Frey)

Inside the matchup between Tennessee and Wichita State.

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johnlg00 writes:

If I have read the schedules right, the Vols and the Lady Vols are opposite each other on TV tomorrow. The men will get the bulk of my attention since they have by far the bigger challenge. Time to show whatcha got, guys!

rockypop writes:

I'll be surprised if the Vols can hang with Wichita State. Just because they don't have a glamorous name, don't sell them short. In my short BB career at Cincinnati in the mid-60's, they were the real deal. And over the years since, they have continued to be a formidable opponent for any D1 team. Final Four last year for a reason. Louisville had to come from behind to beat them in the last three minutes. This would be a quality win if the Vols can pull it off.

no1djkb#278630 writes:

in response to rockypop:

I'll be surprised if the Vols can hang with Wichita State. Just because they don't have a glamorous name, don't sell them short. In my short BB career at Cincinnati in the mid-60's, they were the real deal. And over the years since, they have continued to be a formidable opponent for any D1 team. Final Four last year for a reason. Louisville had to come from behind to beat them in the last three minutes. This would be a quality win if the Vols can pull it off.

A team ranked in the top 10 is not being sold short

no1djkb#278630 writes:

One more thing, how is 6 and 2 a slow start?

johnlg00 writes:

in response to no1djkb#278630:

One more thing, how is 6 and 2 a slow start?

The main reason is that the Vols have lost to the only two teams on their schedule so far that have a chance of finishing in the RPI top 50 or even 100, in the case of UTEP. They just HAVE to win this one unless they win the SEC, whether in the tournament or the regular season, to be sure of getting in the tournament because they don't have that many opportunities for similar wins left on the schedule.

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