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LSU faces tough task against Tennessee

Craig Victor II (Source: WAFB) Craig Victor II (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

With hopes of an NCAA Tournament bid slowly fading away, LSU will need to find a way to bounce back against the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday afternoon in Knoxville.

The Tigers enter the game with an overall record of 16-10 and 9-4 in the SEC, trailing Kentucky by one game in the race for the SEC title.

Tennessee is 12-14 this season with a 5-8 record in the SEC. The Vols have lost their last two games and three of the their last four SEC contests.

Although Tennessee has a losing record, they are one tough team on their home court. The Vols are 11-2 this year at home, including wins against Florida, South Carolina and Kentucky. 

The Volunteers are led in scoring by Kevin Punter's 22.2 points per game. The senior guard is hitting 46 percent of his shots and is shooting 36 percent from 3-point range.

Armani Moore is scoring 11.2 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per contest and Robert Hubbs III is scoring 10.6 points per game.

Ben Simmons continues to lead the way for the Tigers, scoring 19.3 points per game, grabbing 12 rebounds per game and dishing out 5.1 assists per contest.

Tipoff from Knoxville is Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on ESPNU. 

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