Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of your weekend following the Vols.
Super Bowl LII
Tennessee’s all-time career sack leader Derek Barnett will have a chance to bring a title to Philadelphia as the Eagles take on the Patriots Sunday at 6:30 on NBC.
The key matchup will be on the line of scrimmage between Barnett and the Eagles front seven against New England’s stalwart offensive line. Defensively, Philadelphia ranks in the top five in rushing, passing, and total yards allowed, while New England ranks fourth in total offense and third in passing yards per game.
Barnett is a wild card in the Eagles defense, so look for the former Vol to have several opportunities to make big plays on Sunday.
Ole Miss @ Tennessee
The Vols have won seven of eight heading into Saturday’s matchup against the struggling Rebels. This is a down year for the usually competitive Ole Miss, and the Rebels are hoping to avoid their third straight loss and work their way out of the bottom of the SEC.
Ole Miss senior Deandre Burnett leads the Rebels in scoring, but he’s only one of three on Andy Kennedy’s team averaging in double digit scoring.
The Vols and Rebels will tip off at Thompson-Boling Arena at 6 p.m. on the SEC Network.
Lady Vols @ Vanderbilt
This has been quite the helter skelter season for the Lady Vols. After starting 15-0, Tennessee dropped four of six before getting a huge win Thursday night against powerhouse Texas A&M.
Junior Jamie Nared turned in another stellar performance with 23 points and six rebounds, and Mercedes Russell finished with a double-double (18 points, 13 rebounds) en route to the dominant 82-67 win.
Vanderbilt has just six wins on the season, and loss to the Lady Vols by 13, 86-73, back on Jan 7.
The Lady Vols will tip off at Vandy Sunday at 2 p.m. on ESPNU.