This week in Tennessee sports: The Predators begin the second half, the Grizzlies hold on to a playoff spot, and Tennessee gives Kansas a scare. Read on below for more and make sure to check out the Action 247 game lobby for free-to-play contests with real cash prizes involving your favorite Tennessee teams.
Tennessee Sports News and Notes
- The Predators begin their playoff push in the second half of the season following last week’s break. Nashville opens up the second-half campaign with three manageable matchups and a date with the best team in the league, the Capitals. The Preds are currently sitting in last in the tight Central Division but have played the least amount of games. Plenty of points are for the taking as Nashville sets its eyes on a playoff spot.
- The Grizzlies sputtered last week with losses to the Pelicans at home and Celtics on the road before getting back in the win column against the Pistons in Detroit. Memphis is still holding on to the 8-spot in the Western Conference and has a chance to pull away from the pack with an easy upcoming schedule: four of the next five opponents have losing records.
- Tennessee showed up to play at Allen Fieldhouse over the weekend but ultimately fell to #3 Kansas, 74-68. Junior guard Yves Pons led the Volunteers with 24 points. Tennessee will get back to SEC play this week with contests against Texas A&M and Mississippi State.
Weekly Tennessee Sports Schedule
Texas A&M @ Tennessee – Tue 1/28 @ 5:30 PM
Nuggets @ Grizzlies – Tue 1/28 @ 7:00 PM
Vanderbilt @ #15 Kentucky – Wed 1/29 @ 5:30 PM
Memphis @ UCF – Wed 1/29 @ 6:00 PM
Grizzlies @ Knicks – Wed 1/29 @ 6:30 PM
Grizzlies @ Pelicans – Fri 1/31 @ 7:00 PM
Connecticut @ Memphis – Sat 2/1 @ 12:00 PM
Tennessee @ Mississippi State – Sat 2/1 @ 1:00 PM
Florida @ Vanderbilt – Sat 2/1 @ 7:30 PM
Maple Leafs @ Predators – Mon 1/27 @ 7:00 PM
Predators @ Capitals – Wed 1/29 @ 6:30
Predators @ Devils – Thu 1/30 @ 6:30
Golden Knights @ Predators – Sat 2/1 @ 7:00 PM
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