The Official #7 Tennessee vs. Syracuse Game Thread, 2:30 PM ET, ESPN2

#1

YankeeVol

Born a Vol, raised a Yank
Joined
Mar 11, 2010
Messages
136,057
Likes
61,715
#1
Allstate Maui Invitational

#7 Tennessee Volunteers: 3-0 (0-0 SEC)

F-7xbBrasAAQgZo


vs.

Syracuse Orange: 3-0 (0-0 ACC)
F-8Q04tXcAALK3J



GAME 4 | TENNESSEE vs. SYRACUSE - Monday, Nov. 20, 2023 | 2:30 p.m. ET | Honolulu, Hawaii | SimpliFi Arena at the Stan Sheriff Center (10,300)


Line: UT -12.5
O/U: 147.5

TV: ESPN2 / Watch
Radio: Vol Network / Listen / Live Stats
Satellite Radio: SiriusXM: 106 & 204
Online: WatchESPN.com

Syracuse Game Notes

F_UIr2pbgAAcQQZ
 
#2
#2
THE MATCHUP

• Tennessee won its first meeting against Syracuse, dropped the next three and then won each of the next two, but the sides have not met in over 20 years (1/19/02).
• The lone prior neutral-site contest between Tennessee and Syracuse came in the first round of the 1977 NCAA Tournament, with the Orange winning, 93-88, in overtime in Baton Rouge, La., on 3/13/77. Syracuse was then led by first-year head coach Jim Boeheim, while it is now under first-year leadership of his successor, Adrian Autry.
• Syracuse, coming off a 17-15 (10-10) showing in 2022-23, was picked No. 10 in the ACC presesaon poll.
• The Orange return five of their top seven scorers from 2022-23, including sophomore guard Judah Mintz, a Preseason Second Team All-ACC pick who is averaging team highs in points (23.0) and assists (5.0) per game this year.
• Syracuse is 9-0 all-time in the Maui Invitational—the only school with an undefeated record—and won it in 1990, 1998 and 2013.
 
#3
#3
NEWS & NOTES

• The Allstate Maui Invitational features five of the top 12 teams in the country, along with another team ranked in one poll. The list includes No. 1 Kansas, No. 2 Purdue, No. 4/5 Marquette, No. 7/8 Tennessee, No. 11/12 Gonzaga and RV/No. 25 UCLA.
• The preseason picks to win the Big 12 (Kansas), Big East (Marquette), Big Ten (Purdue) and SEC (Tennessee) are all in the Allstate Maui Invitational.
• The Volunteers are 3-6 all-time in the Maui Invitational, going 1-2 in 2016 (seventh place), 1-2 in 2011 (seventh) and 1-2 in 2004 (fourth).
• Tennessee has two New Yorkers on its roster in Tobe Awaka (Hyde Park) and Zakai Zeigler (Wyandanch, Long Island), both of whom are from within 300 miles southeast of Syracuse.
• The Volunteers are 114-100 all- time against current ACC schools and Rick Barnes is 75-75 versus such foes, most recently toppling No. 12/16 Duke (3/18/23) in the second round of last season's NCAA Tournament.
• Tennessee won its multi-team event last season, claiming the title at Battle 4 Atlantis after victories over Butler, USC and third-ranked Kansas in Paraside Island, Bahamas.
• Overall, UT went 9-8 across seven multi-team events in Rick Barnes' first eight seasons, including 6-3 in three tournaments outside the continental United States.
• With a win against Syracuse, Rick Barnes would own victories over 13 national-title winning programs in his nine years at UT. A full list of the 34 such triumphs over 12 different schools, with Wisconsin the most recent addition on 11/10/23, can be found on Page 4.
• Through two exhibition games and three regular season affairs, the Volunteers have led for 194:20 of a possible 200 minutes without trailing for even a single second.
• Dalton Knecht, the Nov. 13 SEC Player of the Week, has paced UT in scoring with 17-plus points in all three of its outings and leads the SEC in scoring (19.7 ppg), while placing top-10 in field-goal (54.1) and free-throw percentage (83.3).
Tennessee won its multi-team event last season, claiming the title at Battle 4 Atlantis after victories over Butler, USC and third-ranked Kansas in Paraside Island, Bahamas.
• Overall, UT went 9-8 across seven multi-team events in Rick Barnes' first eight seasons, including 6-3 in three tournaments outside the continental United States.
• With a win against Syracuse, Rick Barnes would own victories over 13 national-title winning programs in his nine years at UT. A full list of the 34 such triumphs over 12 different schools, with Wisconsin the most recent addition on 11/10/23, can be found on Page 4.
• Through two exhibition games and three regular season affairs, the Volunteers have led for 194:20 of a possible 200 minutes without trailing for even a single second.
• Dalton Knecht, the Nov. 13 SEC Player of the Week, has paced UT in scoring with 17-plus points in all three of its outings and leads the SEC in scoring (19.7 ppg), while placing top-10 in field-goal (54.1) and free-throw percentage (83.3).
 
#4
#4
BEATING THE BEST

• Under Rick Barnes' tutelage, Tennessee has defeated many of the most successful programs in college basketball history. The list includes 34 total victories over 12 (of only a possible 37) national champions: Arizona, Arkansas (6x), Cincinnati, Duke, Florida (8x), Kansas (2x), Kentucky (10x), Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State and Wisconsin, as well as two-tiume runner-up Gonzaga.
• The Voluteers also own additional non-conference victories during Barnes' tenure over schools such as Colorado, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Memphis, Purdue, Wake Forest, Washington, West Virginia and VCU.
 
#5
#5
SEC PRESEASON PLAUDITS

• Santiago Vescovi and Zakai Zeigler were both Preseason First Team All-SEC picks by the league's head coaches, the lone such teammate duo in the conference. Josiah-Jordan James collected Preseason Second Team All-SEC plaudits, making Tenneessee the lone school with three honorees.
• The complete Preseason All-SEC teams, as selected by the coaches, can be found below:
• FIRST TEAM: Trevon Brazile (AR), Johni Broome (AU), Riley Kugel (UF), Antonio Reeves (UK), Tolu Smith (MS), Santiago Vescovi (UT), Zakai Zeigler (UT), Wade Taylor IV (A&M)
• SECOND TEAM: Grant Nelson (AL), Mark Sears (AL), Davonte Davis (AR), Justin Edwards (UK), Matthew Murrell (OM), Josiah-Jordan James (UT), Tyrece Radford (A&M), Tyrin Lawrence (VU)

TALENTED TRIO
• Three Volunteers were tabbed to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame "Starting Five" Preseason Watch Lists.
• Zakai Zeigler is one of 20 players on the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Preseason Watch List.
• Santiago Vescovi is among 20 individuals on the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Preseason Watch List.
• Dalton Knecht is one of the 20 selections for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Watch List.
 
#15
#15
We shouldn't be disappointed if the perimeter jump shots are off today. I don't expect this to be a thing of beauty, but we should still win comfortably. Syracuse is not very good.
while I feel very good about this squad and the W, the ‘cuse has never lost in Maui, winning the tourney each time they’ve attended (9-0)! Go Big Orange -
 
#17
#17
Think the Vols get the win by double digits. I'm not that impressed so far this year with Syracuse. Tomorrow will be a real test for this team.
 
  • Like
Reactions: chuckiepoo
#20
#20
Well, damn, just realized the game starts at 2:30. I guess, at least, I can listen to the game while I work.
You should be unemployed like me .... sitting in a recliner and getting drunk in the middle of the afternoon .... That's the way to go. No conflicts with Vol pre-season bball games. LOL.
 
#22
#22
THE MATCHUP

• Tennessee won its first meeting against Syracuse, dropped the next three and then won each of the next two, but the sides have not met in over 20 years (1/19/02).
• The lone prior neutral-site contest between Tennessee and Syracuse came in the first round of the 1977 NCAA Tournament, with the Orange winning, 93-88, in overtime in Baton Rouge, La., on 3/13/77. Syracuse was then led by first-year head coach Jim Boeheim, while it is now under first-year leadership of his successor, Adrian Autry.
• Syracuse, coming off a 17-15 (10-10) showing in 2022-23, was picked No. 10 in the ACC presesaon poll.
• The Orange return five of their top seven scorers from 2022-23, including sophomore guard Judah Mintz, a Preseason Second Team All-ACC pick who is averaging team highs in points (23.0) and assists (5.0) per game this year.
• Syracuse is 9-0 all-time in the Maui Invitational—the only school with an undefeated record—and won it in 1990, 1998 and 2013.


It is always good to compete against and beat the ACC in college basketball.
 
#23
#23
NEWS & NOTES

• The Allstate Maui Invitational features five of the top 12 teams in the country, along with another team ranked in one poll. The list includes No. 1 Kansas, No. 2 Purdue, No. 4/5 Marquette, No. 7/8 Tennessee, No. 11/12 Gonzaga and RV/No. 25 UCLA.
• The preseason picks to win the Big 12 (Kansas), Big East (Marquette), Big Ten (Purdue) and SEC (Tennessee) are all in the Allstate Maui Invitational.
• The Volunteers are 3-6 all-time in the Maui Invitational, going 1-2 in 2016 (seventh place), 1-2 in 2011 (seventh) and 1-2 in 2004 (fourth).
• Tennessee has two New Yorkers on its roster in Tobe Awaka (Hyde Park) and Zakai Zeigler (Wyandanch, Long Island), both of whom are from within 300 miles southeast of Syracuse.
• The Volunteers are 114-100 all- time against current ACC schools and Rick Barnes is 75-75 versus such foes, most recently toppling No. 12/16 Duke (3/18/23) in the second round of last season's NCAA Tournament.
• Tennessee won its multi-team event last season, claiming the title at Battle 4 Atlantis after victories over Butler, USC and third-ranked Kansas in Paraside Island, Bahamas.
• Overall, UT went 9-8 across seven multi-team events in Rick Barnes' first eight seasons, including 6-3 in three tournaments outside the continental United States.
• With a win against Syracuse, Rick Barnes would own victories over 13 national-title winning programs in his nine years at UT. A full list of the 34 such triumphs over 12 different schools, with Wisconsin the most recent addition on 11/10/23, can be found on Page 4.
• Through two exhibition games and three regular season affairs, the Volunteers have led for 194:20 of a possible 200 minutes without trailing for even a single second.
• Dalton Knecht, the Nov. 13 SEC Player of the Week, has paced UT in scoring with 17-plus points in all three of its outings and leads the SEC in scoring (19.7 ppg), while placing top-10 in field-goal (54.1) and free-throw percentage (83.3).
Tennessee won its multi-team event last season, claiming the title at Battle 4 Atlantis after victories over Butler, USC and third-ranked Kansas in Paraside Island, Bahamas.
• Overall, UT went 9-8 across seven multi-team events in Rick Barnes' first eight seasons, including 6-3 in three tournaments outside the continental United States.
• With a win against Syracuse, Rick Barnes would own victories over 13 national-title winning programs in his nine years at UT. A full list of the 34 such triumphs over 12 different schools, with Wisconsin the most recent addition on 11/10/23, can be found on Page 4.
• Through two exhibition games and three regular season affairs, the Volunteers have led for 194:20 of a possible 200 minutes without trailing for even a single second.
• Dalton Knecht, the Nov. 13 SEC Player of the Week, has paced UT in scoring with 17-plus points in all three of its outings and leads the SEC in scoring (19.7 ppg), while placing top-10 in field-goal (54.1) and free-throw percentage (83.3).


Per the game notes, Barnes is 4-10 against Syracuse in his career and this is his first time going up against Syracuse at Tennessee.
 

VN Store



Back
Top