Knoxville Regional: Tennessee-Alabama State pregame social media buzz

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The NCAA Tournament will begin Friday with regional play.

Tennessee is the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host the Knoxville Regional at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Alabama State, Campbell and Georgia Tech will also play in the Knoxville Regional. The Vols (53-7) will play Alabama State (34-23) on Friday (6 p.m. EDT, SEC Network), while Georgia Tech is slated to play Campbell (noon EDT, ESPN+).

The winner of the Knoxville Regional will play the winner of the Statesboro Regional in Super Regional play.

Georgia Southern, Notre Dame, Texas Tech and UNC Greensboro will compete in the Statesboro Regional.

Pregame social media buzz ahead of the Tennessee-Alabama State matchup is listed below.