#5 Tennessee At #13 LSU
Saturday, February 23, 2019
No. 5 Tennessee is back on the road today, taking on the 13th-ranked LSU Tigers in front of a sold-out crowd at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The game will tip at noon and will be broadcast on 103.1 FM WIKQ with Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp describing the action.
This will be the second top-15 road matchup for Tennessee (24-2, 12-1 SEC) in the last week. The Vols fell to then-No. 5 Kentucky last Saturday before responding with one of their best defensive performances of the season against Vanderbilt on Tuesday. UT held the Commodores to a season-low 46 points and just 32-percent shooting from the floor. Grant Williams, who was named a semifinalist for the 2019 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award this week, posted his sixth double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
LSU (21-5, 11-2 SEC) is one of the hottest teams in the country right now, and Will Wade is considered one of the frontrunners for SEC Coach of the Year in just his second season. Tremont Waters (15.7 ppg, 5.9 apg, 3.0 spg) is the heart of the squad, pacing the team in scoring, assists and steals. The sophomore guard is one of the top defenders in the league and is one of the best in the country at taking the ball away, ranking third nationally in steals per game.
UT stays on the road after today's showdown, heading to Oxford to take on Ole Miss on Wednesday. That game will tip at 7:00 PM.
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