Longwood Lancers (26-6, 15-1 Big South) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (26-7, 14-4 SEC)
Indianapolis; Thursday, 2:45 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Tennessee -17; over/under is 132.5
BOTTOM LINE: The No. 5 Tennessee Volunteers and Longwood Lancers square off in the NCAA Tournament opening round.
The Volunteers’ record in SEC games is 14-4. Tennessee is 0-1 in one-possession games.
The Lancers are 15-1 in Big South play. Longwood is the top team in the Big South shooting 38.0% from downtown. DeShaun Wade paces the Lancers shooting 44.8% from 3-point range.
Isaiah Wilkins is averaging 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals for the Lancers. Justin Hill is averaging 12.3 points over the last 10 games for Longwood.
LAST 10 GAMES: Volunteers: 9-1, averaging 69.6 points, 31.7 rebounds, 17.0 assists, 7.0 steals and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 58.7 points per game.
Lancers: 9-1, averaging 79.0 points, 36.7 rebounds, 12.7 assists, 7.1 steals and 1.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 64.4 points.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.