With men’s and women’s basketball going on, as well as baseball and softball, it is a busy time for sports. Here is a guide to this week in Tennessee athletics.
Wednesday – Men’s Basketball at Vanderbilt
Coach Donnie Tyndall’s squad (13-9, 5-5) heads west on I-40 to take on Vanderbilt (13-10, 3-7). It will be the Vols’ first meeting of the season with their in-state rival. It will also be Tyndall’s first time coaching against Vanderbilt as Tennessee’s coach. Tyndall is expected to don the legendary orange blazer worn by former Tennessee coaches – as is the tradition against the Commodores. The game is set for 9 p.m. and can be seen on the SEC Network.
Thursday – Women’s Basketball at Ole Miss
While the men struggle to claw their way into the NCAA tournament, Tennessee’s women are essentially a lock. Instead of fighting for entry into the tournament, they are fighting for a potential No. 1 seed. The Lady Vols (20-3, 10-0) head to Oxford to face an underachieving Ole Miss team (14-9, 4-6). The Rebels have lost five straight games. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
Friday through Sunday – Baseball at Florida International, Softball in the USF Presidents Day Weekend Tournament, Men’s Basketball vs. LSU, Women’s Basketball vs. Kentucky
It is going to be a busy weekend for Tennessee athletics. Vol baseball kicks off the season in Miami, Florida, in a three-day series against Florida International. Their first game is Friday night at 7 p.m. The softball team looks to advance their 4-0 record in the USF Presidents Day Weekend Tournament – beginning with an 11:15 a.m. game Friday against Fordham. The baseball and softball teams will both play Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The men’s basketball team plays LSU Saturday in Knoxville at 4 p.m., while the women will take on Kentucky in Knoxville on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Edited by Maggie Jones