SEC Tournament: How to watch Tennessee-Ole Miss basketball game

No. 19 Tennessee (22-9, 11-7 SEC) will play Ole Miss (12-20, 3-15 SEC) Thursday at Bridgestone Arena in the second round of the 2023 SEC Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee.

Auburn defeated Tennessee, 79-70, in the regular-season finale on March 4 at Neville Arena in Auburn, Alabama.

Tennessee is ranked No. 19 in the final regular season USA TODAY Sports Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll entering Thursday’s matchup.

The Vols will look to repeat as SEC Tournament champions for the first time in program history. It would be the sixth conference tournament championship in school history.

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Below is game day and broadcast information for the Tennessee-Ole Miss SEC Tournament matchup on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena.

Tennessee-Ole Miss broadcast information

  • TV: SEC Network

  • 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, 77-45, dating to 1924

  • The Vols have won seven of the last eight meetings against the Rebels

  • Ole Miss owns a 7-5 advantage versus Tennessee in the SEC Tournament

  • Ole Miss defeated Tennessee, 77-72, on Mar. 9, 2012 in the most recent SEC Tournament matchup

  • Tennessee defeated Ole Miss, 63-59, on Dec. 28, 2022 at The Sandy and John Black Pavilion in Oxford, Mississippi


  • Tennessee: Rick Barnes (172-90, 7-3 overall record versus Ole Miss)

  • Ole Miss: Win Case (2-2, 0-0 overall record versus Tennessee)

  • Win Case is serving as the interim head coach after Ole Miss terminated head coach Kermit Davis on Feb. 24 after five seasons with the Rebels

Key statistics

  • The Vols have held its opponents to 50 points or less 12 times this season

  • Only five teams have scored 70 or more points against the Volunteers this season

  • Tennessee enters the matchup with the best 3-point defense in the country (.252)

  • The Vols finished the regular season with the third-best scoring defense in the country (57.5 points per game allowed)

Up Next

  • With a Tennessee win, the Vols will advance to face No. 4 seed Missouri in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee (3:30 p.m. EST, ESPN)

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire