Austin Peay Governors (6-6) at Tennessee Volunteers (9-2)
Knoxville, Tennessee; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 8 Tennessee hosts the Austin Peay Governors after Zakai Zeigler scored 21 points in Tennessee’s 75-70 loss to the Arizona Wildcats.
The Volunteers have gone 5-0 in home games. Tennessee ranks third in the SEC with 13.0 offensive rebounds per game led by Julian Phillips averaging 2.5.
The Governors are 1-3 in road games. Austin Peay has a 1-2 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
TOP PERFORMERS: Zeigler is averaging 11.1 points, 3.4 assists and 2.4 steals for the Volunteers. Olivier Nkamhoua is averaging 11.0 points over the last 10 games for Tennessee.
Carlos Paez is shooting 44.7% from beyond the arc with 1.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Governors, while averaging 8.3 points and 3.3 assists. Elijah Hutchins-Everett is averaging 13.8 points and 7.2 rebounds over the last 10 games for Austin Peay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Volunteers: 8-2, averaging 73.5 points, 38.0 rebounds, 16.1 assists, 10.3 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 40.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 54.6 points per game.
Governors: 6-4, averaging 75.3 points, 33.4 rebounds, 14.9 assists, 7.1 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 65.0 points.
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