This week in Tennessee sports: Zion beats Ja, the Predators continue their inconsistent play, and Tennessee has a date with Kentucky. 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
- Ja Morant and Zion Williamson, the two favorites for NBA Rookie of the Year, got an up-close look at each other last Friday. Zion got the best of Morant this round in a 139-111 win in New Orleans. Zion finished with a team-high 24 points and 6 rebounds on 9-15 shooting compared to Ja’s 16 points and 3 assists. Morant is still a heavy Vegas favorite to notch Rookie of the Year at -300, but Williamson is closing in on him at +400.
- The Predators continue their up-and-down season under new coach John Hynes. After two promising road wins over the Capitals and Devils last week, Nashville laid an egg in a 3-0 home loss to the Golden Knights on Saturday. Although the roster indicates the Preds should be better than 24-20-7, the team hasn’t been able to sustain success during any point this season. Nashville will look to create some road magic this week against the Jets, Flames, and Oilers.
- After a strong start to SEC play, Tennessee has dropped three in a row to move to 4-4 in the conference. The Volunteers suffered losses to Texas A&M and Mississippi State last week, but will have a chance to right the ship this week against Alabama and #13 Kentucky. The monster Saturday matchup against the Wildcats in Knoxville will be televised on CBS at noon.
Weekly Tennessee Sports Schedule
Pistons @ Grizzlies – Mon 2/3 @ 7:00 PM
Tennessee @ Alabama – Tue 2/4 @ 6:00 PM
Temple @ Memphis – Wed 2/5 @ 7:00 PM
Grizzlies @ Mavericks – Wed 2/5 @ 7:30 PM
#22 LSU @ Vanderbilt – Wed 2/5 @ 8:00 PM
Grizzlies @ 76ers – Fri 2/7 @ 6:00 PM
#13 Kentucky @ Tennessee – Sat 2/8 @ 12:00 PM
South Florida @ Memphis – Sat 2/8 @ 3:00 PM
Vanderbilt @ Mississippi State – Sat 2/8 @ 7:30 PM
Grizzlies @ Wizards – Sun 2/9 @ 5:00 PM
Predators @ Jets – Tue 2/4 @ 7:00 PM
Predators @ Flames – Thu 2/6 @ 8:00 PM
Predators @ Oilers – Sat 2/6 @ 6:00 PM
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