The No. 17 Tennessee Volunteers and No. 18 North Carolina Tar Heels meet Sunday in the Hall of Fame Tip Off Tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena. Both teams are coming off losses Saturday and will hope to get a win against a marquee opponent.
The Volunteers lost Keon Johnson and Jaden Springer from a year ago, but Kennedy Chandler and Olivier Nkamhoua are the new combination opponents have to worry about. The guard-forward duo should be able to wreak havoc in the SEC this season, but will Nkamhoua be able to handle North Carolina’s size on the interior?
It’s Year 1 for Hubert Davis in Chapel Hill, and the early results have been mixed. Caleb Love is one of the top guards in the country, while Brady Manek and Armando Bacot form a strong front court. This team is still trying to figure itself out and will be a better unit by the end of the season.
How to watch Tennessee vs. North Carolina
When: Sunday, November 21st, 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Where to live stream online: WatchESPN App
Live updates and stats: At DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Tennessee -4
Pick: Tennessee -4
I think that the Tar Heels will have a better team come the end of the season, but they are still trying to figure themselves out with a new head coach and some big changes to the roster with the players that left when former head coach Roy Williams announced his retirement. Both teams are coming off their first losses of the season and will need to show how they respond. Carolina has the size, but the Vols have the consistent shooting that will give them the edge in this game.
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