The Official #11 Tennessee vs. Tennessee Tech Game Thread, 7:00 PM ET, SEC Network+

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#11 Tennessee Volunteers: 0-0 (0-0 SEC)


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Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles: 0-0 (0-0 OVC)



GAME 1 | TENNESSEE vs. TENNESSEE TECH - Monday, Nov. 7, 2022 | 7:02 p.m. ET | Knoxville, Tenn. | Thompson-Boling Arena (21,678)


Line: UT -36
O/U: 142.5

TV: SEC Network+ / Watch
Radio: Vol Network / Listen / Live Stats
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Tennessee Tech Game Notes


 
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THE SERIES

• Tennessee's leads its all-time series with Tennessee Tech 26-1, dating to 1939. The Vols have won 10 straight in the series since Tech's lone victory in 1996.
• These programs have met four times during the Barnes era, with the Vols outscoring the Golden Eagles 88.3 ppg to 59.8 ppg (+28.5 ppg).
• The Volunteers are 41-2 all-time against current members of the Ohio Valley Conference, while Rick Barnes is 8-0 vs. OVC opposition.
• In last season's meeting, the Vols shot 17-of-28 (.607) in the second half, including 4-of-8 (.500) from 3-point range to propel themselves to an 80-69 victory.
• Vols guard Tyreke Key and Tech freshman Grant Strong are both graduates of Clay County High School in Celina, Tennessee.
• Both natives of Durham, North Carolina, Jonas Aidoo (UT) and Jayvis Harvey (TTU) played against each other in high school.
 
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LAST SEASON

• Tennessee made a fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance last season and entered The Big Dance on the heels of winning the SEC Tournament in Tampa.
• For the second time under head coach Rick Barnes, Tennessee was unbeaten at home last season.
• The Vols finished last season with the third-best defensive efficiency in the country after finishing fifth nationally in 2020-21.
• Santiago Vescovi was a first-team All-SEC selection last season while becoming only the second Vol ever to make 100 3-pointers in a single season.
• After leading the Vols in scoring (13.9 ppg) last year and winning SEC Tournament MVP honors, true freshman point guard Kennedy Chandler was selected 38th overall in the 2022 NBA Draft and landed with his hometown team, the Memphis Grizzlies.
 
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STORYLINES

• Tennessee tested itself prior to tipping off the regular season with a pair of exhibition matchups against perennial powerhouses Michigan State and Gonzaga.
• The Volunteers used a dominant second half to down No. 2 Gonzaga on Oct. 28 in Frisco, Texas, 99-80. See Page 3 for more.
• Vols senior Josiah-Jordan James is likely to be available for Monday's opener. He was inactive for both exhibitions while working his way back to full speed following an off-season knee procedure.
• After six years on Rick Barnes' staff—the last three as associate head coach—Mike Schwartz in March accepted the head coaching job at East Carolina. Justin Gainey has since been elevated to UT's associate head coach, and analyst Gregg Polinsky was bumped to a full-time assistant coach role.
 
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ABOUT TENNESSEE TECH

• Tennessee Tech is coming off an 11-21 (7-10 OVC) season in which it finished fifth in the OVC. TTU clinched its first postseason berth since 2017-18 and went on to claim a victory in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.
• The Golden Eagles return just five players from last season's team and welcome in 11 newcomers—two freshmen and nine transfers.
• TTU's lone action this season came in a 80-69 exhibition win over Cumberland last Thursday.
• Tennessee Tech's top incoming transfer is guard Ty Perry, who started 28 games last season at Lafayette and averaged 11.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.
• Two of Tennessee Tech's four full-time coaches played basketball in the SEC—head coach John Pelphrey at Kentucky (1988-92) and assistant coach Andrew Steele (2008-13) at Alabama. The Golden Eagles' other two assistant coaches, Alex Fain and Blake Gray, served as student managers at Alabama before moving into full-time roles on the Crimson Tide's staff.
• Pelphrey also boasts a wealth of coaching experience in the SEC, having served as the head coach at Arkansas (2007-11), as well as an assistant coach at both Florida (1996-2002 & 2011-15) and Alabama (2016-19).
• The 2022-23 season is set to feature a new look for the Ohio Valley Conference, as Austin Peay, Belmont and Murray State depart the league and Lindenwood, Little Rock and Southern Indiana join the OVC ranks.
• Tennessee Tech was originally founded as a private institution in 1909 as the "University of Dixie," before becoming public as the Tennessee Polytechnic Institute in 1915.
 
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#11 Tennessee Volunteers: 0-0 (0-0 SEC)


vs.

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles: 0-0 (0-0 OVC)



GAME 1 | TENNESSEE vs. TENNESSEE TECH - Monday, Nov. 7, 2022 | 7:02 p.m. ET | Knoxville, Tenn. | Thompson-Boling Arena (21,678)


Line: UT -33
O/U: 142.5

TV: SEC Network+ / Watch
Radio: Vol Network / Listen / Live Stats
Satellite Radio: SiriusXM: 136 / Internet: 965
Online: WatchESPN.com


Tennessee Tech Game Notes



Will listen to the Vol Network for this game.
 
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SEC Network Plus is not a tv channel so we have to stream this game correct?

I don’t understand why there’s an SEC Alternate channel but it never has anything on it? Anyone know why? If you have cameras and announcers for the streaming broadcast, why not put it on the alternate channel?
Because there might be 15 things on SECN+, it’s not as if we are the only one…SECN+ means that school is providing the announcers & cameras, not ESPN.
 
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Because there might be 15 things on SECN+, it’s not as if we are the only one…SECN+ means that school is providing the announcers & cameras, not ESPN.
Wonder if the school or espn sells the advertising?

Still, you’ve got a channel sitting unused. Pick the event most likely to be watched and broadcast it - don’t see any downside to that.
 
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Wonder if the school or espn sells the advertising?

Still, you’ve got a channel sitting unused. Pick the event most likely to be watched and broadcast it - don’t see any downside to that.
Don’t disagree on that idea, would venture to guess it’s a much better $$$ deal for ESPN not to do that though.
 
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SEC Network Plus is not a tv channel so we have to stream this game correct?

I don’t understand why there’s an SEC Alternate channel but it never has anything on it? Anyone know why? If you have cameras and announcers for the streaming broadcast, why not put it on the alternate channel?
💵💵💵💵💰💰💰💰💰always comes down to financial aspects
 
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SECN+ is fine with me. I stream whether it's on SECN, ESPN, CBS, etc... I still remember the terrible days when we would have these types of games on the Fox Sports South and FSN channels and they'd cost extra to get them and they would look like they were shot on an old Motorola Lazer flip phone lol.
 
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SECN+ is fine with me. I stream whether it's on SECN, ESPN, CBS, etc... I still remember the terrible days when we would have these types of games on the Fox Sports South and FSN channels and they'd cost extra to get them and they would look like they were shot on an old Motorola Lazer flip phone lol.
Which tournament was it, the year after the Grant teams, and right before Lamonte got hurt we went and played in some tournament and it looked like it was being filmed by a bunch of middle schoolers. The cameras were super far away, fuzzy, and always behind.
 

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