SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Arkansas at Tennessee

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The Arkansas Razorbacks battle the Tennessee Volunteers on Tuesday in Knoxville in a much anticipated SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game, including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

John H. Sanford, 14Powers SEC Basketball

Venue

Tennessee

Arena Name: Thompson-Boling Arena

Capacity: 21,678

Year Opened: 1987

Thompson-Boling Arena

Game Date/Time

Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 9:00 PM ET

Team Statistical Comparison

Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Scoring Margin
Winning %
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Three Point %
FT Made P/G
Three Pointers P/G
FT Attempts P/G
3-Point Attempts P/G
FG % Defense
3-Point % Defense
Fouls Per Game
Rebound Margin
Rebounds (Off.) P/G
Rebounds (Def) P/G
Rebounds Per Game
Assist/Turnover Ratio
TOs Forced P/G
Effective FG pct
Arkansas
75.0
65.5
9.5
67.9
48.6
69.6
31.5
14.9
5.0
21.5
15.9
40.9
32
18.6
3.5
9.68
25.86
35.54
1.07
14.5
0.53
Tennessee
71.4
57.1
14.2
71.4
42.7
71.5
32.1
13.2
7.7
18.5
23.9
35.9
25.0
17.2
6.9
13.54
25.86
39.39
1.35
15.46
0.492

Players and Stats

Arkansas

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Stats
Ricky Council 1 JR G 6-6 205 16.6 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 2.6 Ast
Anthony Black 0 FR G 6-7 198 12.9 Pts, 5.1 Reb, 4.4 Ast
Davonte Davis 4 JR G 6-3 180 10.5 Pts, 3.9 Reb, 2.9 Ast
Makhi Mitchell 15 SR F 6-9 230 7.3 Pts, 5.9 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Jordan Walsh 13 FR F 6-7 205 7.3 Pts, 3.9 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Jalen Graham 11 SR F 6-9 220 6.2 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Trevon Brazile 2 SO F 6-9 215 11.8 Pts, 6.0 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Nick Smith 3 FR G 6-5 185 11.7 Pts, 1.3 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Makhel Mitchell 22 SR F 6-10 245 4.5 Pts, 3.6 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Joseph Pinion 5 FR G 6-5 190 2.8 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Kamani Johnson 20 SR F 6-7 215 2.1 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Derrian Ford 23 FR G 6-3 205 0.8 Pts, 0.6 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Cade Arbogast 21 JR G 6-3 170 0.4 Pts, 0.1 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Lawson Blake 45 SO F 6-10 225 0.4 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Barry Dunning 12 FR G 6-6 195 0.1 Pts, 0.1 Reb, 0.1 Ast

Tennessee

Player # Class Pos Height Weight Stats
Santiago Vescovi 25 SR G 6-3 188 12.6 Pts, 4.6 Reb, 2.8 Ast
Zakai Zeigler 5 SO G 5-9 160 10.9 Pts, 2.9 Reb, 5.3 Ast
Olivier Nkamhoua 13 SR F 6-8 223 10.6 Pts, 4.9 Reb, 1.9 Ast
Julian Phillips 2 FR F 6-8 198 9.0 Pts, 4.8 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Tyreke Key 4 SR G 6-3 205 8.1 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Josiah-Jordan James 30 SR G 6-6 207 9.5 Pts, 5.3 Reb, 1.6 Ast
Jonas Aidoo 0 SO F 6-11 230 5.0 Pts, 5.2 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Uros Plavsic 33 SR C 7-0 262 5.1 Pts, 3.8 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Jahmai Mashack 15 SO G 6-4 192 3.9 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 1.3 Ast
Tobe Awaka 11 FR F 6-8 250 3.5 Pts, 3.7 Reb, 0.3 Ast
B.J. Edwards 1 FR G 6-3 188 1.3 Pts, 0.6 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Colin Coyne 35 JR F 6-9 239 0.7 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Kent Gilbert 21 JR G 6-1 164 0.0 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Alec Kegler 24 SO G 6-4 212 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Isaiah Sulack 31 SR G 6-5 170 0.0 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Kidd Brizek 32 FR G 6-6
D.J. Jefferson 44 FR G 6-5
Evan Shiflet 3 FR G 6-2

College Basketball Ratings

Rating Arkansas Tennessee
ESPN BPI 12 2
Sagarin 12 5
Massey Composite 22 7

Arkansas vs. Tennessee Basketball Series History

Tennessee leads 24-22

Arkansas Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Anthony Black G 6′-7″ 198 FR Duncanville, TX
1 Ricky Council IV G 6′-6″ 205 JR Durham, NC
2 Trevon Brazile F 6′-10″ 212 SO Springfield, MO
3 Nick Smith Jr. G 6′-5″ 185 FR Jacksonville, AR
4 Davonte Davis G 6′-4″ 185 JR Jacksonville, AR
5 Joseph Pinion G 6′-5″ 190 FR Morrilton, AR
11 Jalen Graham F 6′-9″ 225 SR Phoenix, AZ
12 Barry Dunning Jr. G 6′-6″ 195 FR Mobile, AL
13 Jordan Walsh G 6′-7″ 205 FR Desoto, TX
15 Makhi Mitchell F 6′-9″ 230 SR Washington, DC
20 Kamani Johnson F 6′-7″ 230 SR Brooklyn, NY
21 Cade Arbogast G 6′-3″ 180 JR Concord, CA
22 Makhel Mitchell F 6′-10″ 240 SR Washington, DC
23 Derrian Ford G 6′-3″ 205 FR Magnolia, AR
45 Lawson Blake F 6′-10″ 225 SO Fayetteville, AR

Tennessee Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Jonas Aidoo F 6′-11″ 241 SO Durham, NC
1 B.J. Edwards G 6′-3″ 188 FR Knoxville, TN
2 Julian Phillips F 6′-8″ 198 FR Blythewood, SC
3 Evan Shiflet G 6′-2″ 197 FR Nashville, TN
4 Tyreke Key G 6′-2″ 211 SR Celina, TN
5 Zakai Zeigler G 5′-9″ 171 SO Long Island, NY
11 Tobe Awaka F 6′-8″ 250 FR Hyde Park, NY
13 Olivier Nkamhoua F 6′-9″ 236 SR
15 Jahmai Mashack G 6′-4″ 201 SO Fontana, CA
21 Kent Gilbert G 6′-1″ 178 JR Greenville, NC
24 Alec Kegler F 6′-4″ 212 SO Clarksville, TN
25 Santiago Vescovi G 6′-3″ 192 SR
30 Josiah-Jordan James G 6′-6″ 224 SR Charleston, SC
31 Isaiah Sulack G 6′-5″ 192 JR Knoxville, TN
32 Kidd Brizek G 6′-6″ 194 FR Powdersville, SC
33 Uros Plavsic F 7′-1″ 265 SR
35 Colin Coyne F 6′-9″ 239 JR Fredericksburg, VA
44 D.J. Jefferson G 6′-5″ 207 FR Richardson, TX

Arkansas Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 N Dakota St 58 Arkansas 76
11/11/2022 Fordham 48 Arkansas 74
11/16/2022 S Dakota St 56 Arkansas 71
11/21/2022 Louisville 54 Arkansas 80
11/22/2022 Creighton 90 Arkansas 87
11/23/2022 Arkansas 78 San Diego St 74
11/28/2022 Troy 61 Arkansas 74
12/3/2022 San José St 59 Arkansas 99
12/6/2022 UNC Greensboro 58 Arkansas 65
12/10/2022 Oklahoma 78 Arkansas 88
12/17/2022 Bradley 57 Arkansas 76
12/21/2022 UNC Asheville 51 Arkansas 85
12/28/2022 Arkansas 57 LSU 60
1/4/2023 Missouri 68 Arkansas 74
1/7/2023 Arkansas 59 Auburn 72
1/11/2023 Alabama 84 Arkansas 69
1/14/2023 Arkansas 84 Vanderbilt 97
1/18/2023 Arkansas 76 Missouri 79
1/21/2023 Ole Miss 59 Arkansas 69
1/24/2023 LSU 40 Arkansas 60
1/28/2023 Arkansas 64 Baylor 67
1/31/2023 Texas A&M 70 Arkansas 81
2/4/2023 Arkansas 65 South Carolina 63
2/7/2023 Arkansas 88 Kentucky 73
2/11/2023 Mississippi State 70 Arkansas 64
2/15/2023 Arkansas 56 Texas A&M 62
2/18/2023 Florida 65 Arkansas 84
2/21/2023 Georgia 65 Arkansas 97
2/25/2023 Arkansas 83 Alabama 86
2/28/2023 Arkansas Tennessee
3/4/2023 Kentucky Arkansas
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Tennessee Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Tennessee Tech 43 Tennessee 75
11/13/2022 Colorado 78 Tennessee 66
11/16/2022 FGCU 50 Tennessee 81
11/23/2022 Butler 45 Tennessee 71
11/24/2022 Tennessee 73 USC 66
11/25/2022 Tennessee 64 Kansas 50
11/30/2022 McNeese 40 Tennessee 76
12/4/2022 Alcorn St 40 Tennessee 94
12/7/2022 E Kentucky 49 Tennessee 84
12/11/2022 Maryland 53 Tennessee 56
12/17/2022 Tennessee 70 Arizona 75
12/21/2022 Austin Peay 44 Tennessee 86
12/28/2022 Tennessee 63 Ole Miss 59
1/3/2023 Mississippi State 53 Tennessee 87
1/7/2023 Tennessee 85 South Carolina 42
1/10/2023 Vanderbilt 68 Tennessee 77
1/14/2023 Kentucky 63 Tennessee 56
1/17/2023 Tennessee 70 Mississippi State 59
1/21/2023 Tennessee 77 LSU 56
1/25/2023 Georgia 41 Tennessee 70
1/28/2023 Texas 71 Tennessee 82
2/1/2023 Tennessee 54 Florida 67
2/4/2023 Auburn 43 Tennessee 46
2/8/2023 Tennessee 65 Vanderbilt 66
2/11/2023 Missouri 86 Tennessee 85
2/15/2023 Alabama 59 Tennessee 68
2/18/2023 Tennessee 54 Kentucky 66
2/21/2023 Tennessee 63 Texas A&M 68
2/25/2023 South Carolina 45 Tennessee 85
2/28/2023 Arkansas Tennessee
3/4/2023 Tennessee Auburn
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Injuries and Suspensions

Arkansas

[F] Trevon Brazile (Knee) – Out

Tennessee

[G] Tyreke Key (Ankle) – Questionable
[F] Julian Phillips (Hip) – Questionable
[G] D.J. Jefferson (Redshirt) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Arkansas-Tennessee Prediction

Tennessee 79, Arkansas 67

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

Tuesday‘s game tips off at 9:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN2.

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