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How and what to watch for No. 3 Tennessee vs. No. 11 Michigan in Second Round of 2022 NCAA Tournament

We break down everything you need to know for Saturday’s second round March Madness matchup between the Tennessee Volunteers and Michigan Wolverines.

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The first second-round matchup of the South region has been set for Saturday as the No. 3 Tennessee Volunteers will battle the No. 11 Michigan Wolverines.

All odds below are from DraftKings Sportsbook:

Game date: Saturday, March 19th
Game time: 5:15 p.m. ET
TV channel: CBS
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

Odds: Tennessee -5.5, O/U 136

No. 3 Tennessee 27-7 (14-4 SEC)

First Round: Defeated No. 14 Longwood 88-56
KenPom rating: 7 Overall, 34 Offense, 2 Defense
Leading scorer: Kennedy Chandler (13.8 ppg)
Key stat of tournament: Tennessee outrebounded Longwood 35-24 on Thursday.

Tennessee did what was expected of it on Thursday, crushing Longwood in a 32-point blowout. It was a 54-29 game at halftime and the Volunteers barely broke a sweat throughout the second half. Josiah-Jordan James had another big outing, putting up 17 points and nine rebounds.

No. 11 Michigan 18-14 (11-9 Big Ten)

First Round: Defeated No. 6 Colorado State 75-63
KenPom rating: 27 Overall, 19 Offense, 75 Defense
Leading scorer: Hunter Dickinson, 18.3 PPG
Key stat of tournament: The Wolverines shot 58% from the field on Thursday.

Sneaking into the tournament as the final Big Ten team to make the cut, Michigan toppled Colorado State to advance as a double-digit seed on Thursday. The Wolverines fell into a hole early and looked to be on their way to the losing end of a first-round blowout. However, they flipped the script in the second half, outscoring the Rams 46-27.