Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Medical | By Garry George

Tennessee vs. Kentucky - 3/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee vs. Kentucky - 3/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The Volunteers will need another strong performance out of Bone in Sunday's SEC Championship game against Kentucky. After winning another SEC title, the Wildcats look primed for another deep tourney run.

"We have so much respect for Arkansas", said Barnes.

ST. LOUIS - All season long we've heard the narrative that this is the best the SEC has ever been.

On defense, they blocked three Arkansas shots in the first two minutes on their way to six for the half, and they came up with five steals in forcing eight Arkansas turnovers in the opening period while limiting the Razorbacks to just 38.5 percent shooting for the half.

Yet every time it seemed like Tennessee had taken control, Kentucky came back with a response of its own. They won both meetings with the Wildcats in the regular season.

"They're a totally different team than they were then", he said. The Kentucky Wildcats appear to be the red hot team right now, and with their talent, they are going to be awfully tough to defend. Kentucky has actually won the last three titles.

Kentucky: The championship game appearance was the fifth straight for the Wildcats and their eighth in nine seasons under coach John Calipari.

NCAA Tournament pairings come out later tonight and suddenly United Kingdom, which is likely to be a No. 5 seed, looks like a tough out for any team in the tournament whether it has Jarred Vanderbilt back or not.

When: Sunday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m. E.T. That included his brother and teammate, Quinndary, a junior for the Bulldogs, and he left the court to a standing ovation in the Scottrade Center. Admiral Schofield added 16 points and seven rebounds.

When the Vols were down 33-16, it looked like the game might be on its way to a blowout.

Mississippi State lost to Tennessee in a closely contested match, 62-59. Tennessee clubbed Mississippi State on the backboard with a 50-33 margin where the Vols scored 22 points on 22 offensive rebounds. In the first half of their semifinal game against Arkansas, the Volunteers shot 76 percent.

Jordan Bone paced the Vols with 19 points and five assists Saturday.

The Razorbacks were led by their three senior guards, as Daryl Macon led Arkansas with 19 points, going 7-of-7 from the free throw line and 5-of-10 from the field. Freshman guard Darious Hall also added 11 points to go along with seven rebounds.

MSU made one 3-point basket in the first half and trailed 31-24 at halftime. The entire game Schofield was getting to his spots and knocking down that mid-range jumper. Tennessee will likely be a 3-seed and have a great possibility of playing in Nashville. He also hosts a weekly college basketball show on WNSR 560AM/95.9 FM in Nashville.

Scary to say but the Wildcats appear as they are hitting their stride.

Kentucky got the kind of play in the final minutes of a tense game that had dominated the conversation this season. They handled Yante Maten and the Bulldogs easily.

Heady-and-ready plays that took advantage of sudden opportunities helped Kentucky down the stretch.

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