Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Tennessee basketball schedule and more

Warning... orange has been known to cause blindness. Link to schedule here.

Of note, their out of conference schedule has Kansas, Gonzaga, and Marquette as well as the Old Spice Classic. For those wondering at home, the Old Spice Classic field is Georgetown, Michigan State, Maryland, Gonzaga, Oklahoma State, Siena, and Wichita State. That's one heck of a tourney. Tennesse could play Gonzaga more times than they play us in the regular season.

I predict 24 wins, 11-5 SEC, and a 2nd round exit in the NCAAs.

Also, Arkansas raised ticket prices for 2008-2009 season. Considering they're going to suck I find this move at best curious. Then again, Alabama raised football ticket prices even though the product on the field wasn't as good as say... the early to mid 90s.

It'll cost you more to see a Hogs game.

1 comment:

Mitchell said...

I just read Tennessee's first round opponent in the Old Spice Classic is Siena. Tennessee better come prepared to play because Siena returns most of the players who took part in that thrashing of Vanderbilt in the tournament.

My feeling about Tennessee is that they are still, slightly, the best team in the conference due in large part to the recruiting they have coming in and the players they have returning. I think Florida will be better but I still give the slight edge to Tennessee.

Having said that, I don't think this will be an overall strong year for the conference. Tennessee may have enough to squeak back into the Sweet Sixteen and maybe one team will surprise but that's about it.