Tennessee, Mizzou seek first conference win
Tennessee (8-5, 0-1) vs. Missouri (8-5, 0-1)
Mizzou Arena, Columbia, Missouri; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Tennessee meets Missouri as both teams look for its first SEC win of the season. Tennessee fell short in a 78-64 game at home to LSU in its last outing. Missouri lost 71-59 on the road against Kentucky in its most recent game.
SUPER SENIORS: Tennessee has relied heavily on its seniors. Jordan Bowden, Lamonte Turner, Yves Pons and John Fulkerson have collectively accounted for 68 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 58 percent of all Volunteers points over the team’s last five games.JUMPING FOR JORDAN: Bowden has connected on 32.9 percent of the 73 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 6 for 24 over his last three games. He’s also converted 86.7 percent of his free throws this season.
SCORING THRESHOLDS: Missouri is 5-0 when scoring at least 70 points and 3-5 when falling shy of that total. Tennessee is 7-0 when it puts up 72 or more points and 1-5 on the year, otherwise.
UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Tigers are 5-0 when they score at least 70 points and 3-5 when they fall shy of that total. The Volunteers are 7-0 when they score at least 72 points and 1-5 on the year when falling short of 72.
DID YOU KNOW: The Tennessee defense has allowed only 59.6 points per game to opponents, which is the 15th-lowest figure in the country. The Missouri offense has produced just 67.3 points through 13 games (ranked 227th among Division I teams).