No. 17 Tennessee in Missouri

Basketball from Tennessee is back on the road tonight, facing Missouri at 7 p.m. ET at the Mizzou Arena. The game will be broadcast over the SEC Network and is available online via live broadcast or the ESPN app.

Tom hart And the Danish Bradshaw Will be on call to the SEC network. Bob Kissling And the Bert Bertelkamp It will be on The Vol Network, available on local affiliates throughout Tennessee. The game can be heard on satellite radio on Sirius 138 and XM Radio Channel 190.

The 17th-seeded Fools (19-7, 10-4) are coming off a 58-48 loss in Arkansas on Saturday, after an emotional win over Kentucky last week in Knoxville. Fourth in the league standings with four games remaining on the regular season table, Tennessee hosts Auburn and plays in Georgia before closing out the season with a home date against Arkansas.

Missouri (10-17, 4-10) will play its third game in five days, having knocked out two games over the weekend against Mississippi State, losing in Starkville on Friday and in Columbia on Sunday. The weekend matches were a result of the December 29 match between the two teams that was postponed under COVID-19 protocol.

This is what Rick Barnes He said of tonight’s game during his Monday press conference:

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“Our league is a massive defensive league and it’s clear when you look at the numbers. When I think of coach (Konzo) Martin and his team, they play hard and they are aggressive defensively. The ball. Anything that has to do with effort, they will do at a high level which is a testament to him and his programme. They are playing their fourth game in seven days; I think these guys are youngsters and they can recover quickly. We’ll have to play well because it’s going to be a tough game like all of these SEC games.”

Missouri is last in second place with 3 points

“The way we approach every game, certainly like every coach in the league, we will look at the numbers and the analytics, but if you play at this level, you are able to score three points. Disrespecting the player. In our philosophy, we don’t believe in undoing players because we think they are. They can hurt you with passing the ball or in dribbling situations, so we’re going to protect the three-point line, and I don’t think we “dared” to shoot the ball this year. As the game went on, adjustments were made, and some players started. With some players, some nights it seems that The numbers say they’re not good shooters, but you can feel when you watch them closely and play against them that their rhythm is going, so you have to adapt. We’ll play in the game and follow the survey report, but again, we think anyone can shoot.”

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His team is not looking forward to Saturday’s game against Auburn

“Our guys weren’t that kind of team. We managed to keep our focus and prepare. We have a lot of respect for them, they beat us a year ago and how can you not respect us so much? They know the respect we have for Konzo (Martin) and his crew, they know that.” We just have to worry about it today and get ready to make sure we’re ready to play tomorrow.”