Here’s our list of games worth watching this week, specifically curated for fans of the Tennessee Volunteers.
The week’s action tips off tonight with No. 15 Kansas at No. 16 Kansas State. We’re rooting for the Jayhawks there.
Tuesday features four games that matter to Vols fans. No. 3 Duke takes on No. 20 Virginia Tech, and No. 5 North Carolina takes on Syracuse, who’s one of Duke’s Quadrant 2 losses.
More importantly, the two teams currently tied with Tennessee for first place in the SEC are on the road against conference foes. No. 4 Kentucky travels to Arkansas (SECN at 9:00) and No. 13 LSU travels to Texas A&M (ESPN2 at 9:00). At this point, we want both of those teams to lose to give the Vols the edge in conference standings. Neither of them will fall out of Quadrant 1, so losing won’t Tennessee’s resume or opportunity going forward.
Tennessee travels to Ole Miss at 7:00 on the SEC Network Wednesday night. The game provides the Vols with an opportunity for a valuable and much-needed Quadrant 1 win.
No. 2 Virginia and No. 8 Houston are both also in action, although neither will likely lose. Future Vols opponent Auburn also travels to Georgia, and we’re rooting for Auburn there, as they’re no real threat to the SEC race or to Tennessee’s seeding.
On Thursday, No. 9 Michigan and No. 1 Gonzaga both play teams they should beat, but at this point in the season, you never know.
Full college basketball TV schedule
And here is the full searchable college basketball TV schedule for this week: