Tennessee Volunteers and Texas Longhorns play in NCAA Tournament second round

Fri, Mar 22, 2024
NCAAB News (AP)

Tennessee Volunteers and Texas Longhorns play in NCAA Tournament second round

Texas Longhorns (21-12, 9-10 Big 12) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (25-8, 14-5 SEC)

Charlotte, North Carolina; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Volunteers -6.5; over/under is 147

BOTTOM LINE: No. 6 Tennessee faces Texas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Volunteers are 14-5 against SEC opponents and 11-3 in non-conference play. Tennessee is the top team in the SEC at limiting opponent scoring, allowing 67.3 points while holding opponents to 38.6% shooting.

The Longhorns are 9-10 against Big 12 opponents. Texas ranks fourth in the Big 12 shooting 35.5% from 3-point range.

Tennessee averages 79.6 points, 10.5 more per game than the 69.1 Texas allows. Texas averages 7.2 made 3-pointers per game this season, 0.3 fewer makes per game than Tennessee gives up.

TOP PERFORMERS: Zakai Zeigler is averaging 11.8 points, six assists and 1.8 steals for the Volunteers. Dalton Knecht is averaging 23.2 points over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Volunteers: 8-2, averaging 79.7 points, 39.5 rebounds, 16.4 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 43.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 65.8 points per game.

Longhorns: 6-4, averaging 75.5 points, 33.5 rebounds, 14.5 assists, 8.1 steals and 3.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.1 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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