Tennessee vs Alabama Pick: Saturday, March 13th
Tennessee vs Alabama Pick: Saturday, March 13th: Tennessee hasn’t won this event since 1979. But the Vols now are a win away from reaching the championship game for a third straight tournament. Santiago Vescovi scored 14 points to lead five Volunteers in double figures, and Tennessee beat Florida 78-66 to advance to the SEC semifinals for a third straight tournament. It was their second straight win over Florida in the span of six days. Yves Pons nearly had a triple-double with 11 points, eight rebounds, and nine blocked shots that tied the SEC tournament single-game record set by Kentucky’s Andre Riddick in the 1993 title game. The game was overshadowed a bit by John Fulkerson taking two elbows to the face from Florida forward Omar Payne to the head early in the second half. He is doubtful to play due to a concussion. Tennessee lost their lone game vs Alabama 71-62 at home back on January 2nd as 10 point favorites.
Alabama is coming off their most impressive dominant performance of the season, defeating Mississippi State 85-48 for their 4th straight win. They were up 47-19 at the half. Jahvon Quinerly scored 14 points off the bench, Jaden Shackelford added 13 points. The nation 2nd best perimeter team hit 13 3’s. SEC player of the year Herbert Jones, had eight points, seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals, and two blocks in 17 minutes. Juwan Gary made all four shots for 11 points as the Tide’s bench routed the Bulldogs’ reserves 47-5. Alabama shot 49%. Alabama had 20 assists and committed just nine turnovers. Alabama guard Josh Primo (eight points) left with 12:35 remaining with a knee injury and did not return. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for further observation.
Tennessee vs Alabama Odds
|Where/When||Bridgestone Arena | 1:00 PM ET|