SEC Tournament: How to watch Tennessee-Missouri basketball game
No. 5 seed Tennessee (23-9, 11-7 SEC) will play No. 4 seed Missouri (23-8, 11-7 SEC) Friday at Bridgestone Arena in the quarterfinals of the 2023 SEC Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Vols advanced to Friday’s contest after defeating No. 13 seed Ole Miss (12-22, 3-15 SEC), 70-55, Thursday in the second round of the SEC Tournament.
Tennessee is ranked No. 19 in the final regular season USA TODAY Sports Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll entering Friday’s matchup.
The Volunteers are seeking its sixth conference tournament championship in school history.
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Below is game day and broadcast information for the Tennessee-Missouri SEC Tournament matchup on Friday at Bridgestone Arena.
Tennessee-Missouri broadcast information
Time: 3 p.m. EST
On the call: Karl Ravech (play-by-play), Jimmy Dykes (analyst) and Marty Smith (reporter)
Radio: Vol Network
On the call: Bob Kesling (play-by-play) and Bert Bertelkamp (analyst)
Tennessee leads the all-time series, 11-9, dating to 1961
The Vols have won five of the last seven meetings against the Tigers
Missouri defeated Tennessee, 86-85, on Feb. 11 at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee
The teams have never met in the SEC Tournament
Tennessee: Rick Barnes (173-90, 17-11 overall record versus Missouri)
Missouri: Dennis Gates (23-8, 1-0 overall record versus Tennessee)
Only five teams have scored 70 or more points against the Volunteers this season
Tennessee has held its opponents to 50 points or less 12 times this season
Tennessee enters the matchup with the best 3-point defense in the country (.255)
The Vols lead the country in field goal percentage defense (.363) entering Friday’s game
Tennessee finished the regular season with the third-best scoring defense in the country (57.5 points per game)
With a Tennessee win versus Missouri, the Vols would advance to play the winner between No. 1 seed Alabama and No. 9 seed Mississippi State in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee (1 p.m. EST, ESPN)