The NCAA Tournament will begin Friday with regional play.
Alabama State, Campbell and Georgia Tech will also play in the Knoxville Regional. The Vols will play Alabama State 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.
Tennessee catcher Evan Russell met with media Thursday to preview the Knoxville Regional. Russell’s media availability can be watched below.