SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Arkansas at Tennessee

Tennessee-Arkansas basketball game preview

Arkansas visits Tennessee on Wednesday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, team ratings, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

Arkansas scores an average of 88.5 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 67.2 points per contest. Tennessee scores an average of 77.6 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 64.3 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Arkansas 45.0 33.7 72.7 146.0 47.6 9.0 6.0 15.6 11.3
Arkansas OPP 38.5 30.4 67.2 93.0 38.0 5.5 2.9 11.3 15.2
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Tennessee 45.5 35.3 74.7 106.0 44.6 8.0 5.3 15.1 10.5
Tennessee OPP 37.0 29.7 64.3 65.0 34.4 5.0 2.0 9.4 17.4

Key: ORB=Offensive rebounds; RBPG=Rebounds per game; SPG=Steals per game; BPG=Blocked shots per game; APG=Assists per game; TOPG=Turnovers per game.

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Statistical Leaders

SCORING

F.Name L.Name Team PPG FG% 3FG% FT%
Moses Moody ARK 16.9 46.4 42.0 78.0
JD Notae ARK 15.4 41.0 30.2 77.8
Desi Sills ARK 13.3 48.4 37.5 65.0
Victor Bailey TEN 13.0 47.5 31.4 89.5
Justin Smith ARK 11.6 44.7 15.4 56.3
John Fulkerson TEN 11.1 49.2 0.0 77.1
Jaden Springer TEN 10.6 54.7 70.0 74.1
Jalen Tate ARK 9.9 52.6 36.4 68.8
Santiago Vescovi TEN 9.5 42.1 43.9 100.0

STEALS

F.Name L.Name Team STLs SPG
Desi Sills ARK 20 2.0
Josiah-Jordan James TEN 14 1.8
Moses Moody ARK 14 1.4
Keon Johnson TEN 10 1.3
JD Notae ARK 13 1.3
Justin Smith ARK 10 1.1
Davonte Davis ARK 8 1.0
Jalen Tate ARK 10 1.0
Victor Bailey TEN 7 0.9
Yves Pons TEN 7 0.9
Jaden Springer TEN 7 0.9

BLOCKS

F.Name L.Name Team BLKs BPG
Connor Vanover ARK 23 2.3
Yves Pons TEN 16 2.0
Josiah-Jordan James TEN 8 1.0
Jaylin Williams ARK 6 0.8
Moses Moody ARK 7 0.7
Justin Smith ARK 6 0.7
JD Notae ARK 6 0.6
Keon Johnson TEN 4 0.5
John Fulkerson TEN 3 0.4
Ethan Henderson ARK 2 0.4
Desi Sills ARK 4 0.4
Jaden Springer TEN 3 0.4

REBOUNDS

F.Name L.Name Team DREBs REBs RPG
Connor Vanover ARK 59.0 73 7.3
Justin Smith ARK 33.0 64 7.1
Josiah-Jordan James TEN 28.0 50 6.3
John Fulkerson TEN 31.0 49 6.1
Moses Moody ARK 36.0 61 6.1
Yves Pons TEN 33.0 44 5.5
Desi Sills ARK 28.0 41 4.1
Jalen Tate ARK 26.0 41 4.1

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College Basketball Ratings

Source Arkansas Tennessee
NCAA NET NA NA
Sagarin 23 6
ESPN BPI 30 5
Ken Pomeroy 40 8
Massey Composite 18 8

Arkansas Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Justin Smith F 6′-7″ 230 SR
1 JD Notae G 6′-1″ 195 JR
2 Vance Jackson F 6′-9″ 238 SR
3 Desi Sills G 6′-1″ 202 JR
4 Davonte Davis G 6′-3″ 180 FR
5 Moses Moody G 6′-6″ 205 FR
10 Jaylin Williams F 6′-10″ 245 FR
11 Jalen Tate G 6′-6″ 175 SR
12 Khalen Robinson G 6′-0″ 175 FR
13 Emeka Obukwelu F 6′-8″ 235 SR
14 Brandon Kimble F 6′-7″ 180 SR
22 Abayomi Iyiola F 6′-9″ 230 JR
23 Connor Vanover F 7′-3″ 247 SO
24 Ethan Henderson F 6′-8″ 210 JR
33 Bryson Morehead F 6′-8″ 160 FR

Tennessee Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Davonte Gaines G 6′-7″ 181 SO
3 Drew Pember F 6′-10″ 190 SO
5 Josiah-Jordan James G 6′-6″ 207 SO
10 John Fulkerson F 6′-9″ 215 SR
11 Jaden Springer G 6′-4″ 204 FR
12 Victor Bailey Jr. G 6′-4″ 179 JR
13 Olivier Nkamhoua F 6′-8″ 223 SO
21 Kent Gilbert G 6′-1″ 164 FR
24 Isaiah Sulack G 6′-5″ 170 SO
25 Santiago Vescovi G 6′-3″ 188 SO
30 Brock Jancek F 6′-8″ 222 JR
32 Cole Morris F 6′-9″ 192 FR
33 Uros Plavsic F 7′-0″ 262 SO
35 Yves Pons G 6′-6″ 215 SR
45 Keon Johnson G 6′-5″ 186 FR
55 E.J. Anosike F 6′-7″ 245 SR

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Arkansas Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020 Miss Valley St 62 Arkansas 142
11/28/2020 North Texas 54 Arkansas 69
12/2/2020 UT Arlington 60 Arkansas 72
12/5/2020 Lipscomb 50 Arkansas 86
12/8/2020 Arkansas PPD Tulsa PPD
12/9/2020 Southern 44 Arkansas 79
12/12/2020 Cent Arkansas 75 Arkansas 100
12/20/2020 Oral Roberts 76 Arkansas 87
12/22/2020 Abil Christian 72 Arkansas 85
12/30/2020 Arkansas 97 Auburn 85
1/2/2021 Missouri 81 Arkansas 68
1/6/2021 Arkansas Tennessee
1/9/2021 Georgia Arkansas
1/13/2021 Arkansas LSU
1/16/2021 Arkansas Alabama
1/20/2021 Auburn Arkansas
1/23/2021 Arkansas Vanderbilt
1/27/2021 Ole Miss Arkansas
1/30/2021 Arkansas Oklahoma State
2/2/2021 Mississippi St Arkansas
2/6/2021 Texas A&M Arkansas
2/9/2021 Arkansas Kentucky
2/13/2021 Arkansas Missouri
2/16/2021 Florida Arkansas
2/20/2021 Arkansas Texas A&M
2/24/2021 Alabama Arkansas
2/27/2021 LSU Arkansas
3/2/2021 Arkansas South Carolina

Tennessee Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
12/8/2020 Colorado 47 Tennessee 56
12/12/2020 Cincinnati 56 Tennessee 65
12/15/2020 Appalachian St 38 Tennessee 79
12/18/2020 Tennessee Tech 49 Tennessee 103
12/21/2020 Saint Joseph’s 66 Tennessee 102
12/22/2020 SC Upstate PPD Tennessee PPD
12/30/2020 Tennessee 73 Missouri 53
1/2/2021 Alabama 71 Tennessee 63
1/6/2021 Arkansas Tennessee
1/9/2021 Tennessee Texas A&M
1/12/2021 Tennessee South Carolina
1/16/2021 Vanderbilt Tennessee
1/19/2021 Tennessee Florida
1/23/2021 Missouri Tennessee
1/26/2021 Mississippi St Tennessee
1/30/2021 Kansas Tennessee
2/2/2021 Tennessee Ole Miss
2/6/2021 Tennessee Kentucky
2/10/2021 Florida Tennessee
2/13/2021 Tennessee LSU
2/16/2021 South Carolina Tennessee
2/20/2021 Kentucky Tennessee
2/24/2021 Tennessee Vanderbilt
2/27/2021 Tennessee Auburn
3/3/2021 Georgia Tennessee

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Injuries and Suspensions

Arkansas

[F] 01/02/2021 – Justin Smith is downgraded to OUT 3-6 weeks (Ankle)

Tennessee

[F] 01/02/2021 – Corey Walker Jr. is “?” (Undisclosed)
[G] 01/02/2021 – Jaden Springer injured last game, is “?” (Ankle)

Source: statfox.com

Arkansas-Tennessee Prediction

Tennessee 74, Arkansas 69


Wednesday‘s game tips off at 7:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN2.

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