December 29, 2008

Vols End Nine-Day Layoff Tonight

Tennessee (8-2) returns from a nine-day layoff tonight with a home date against Louisiana (4-6). While most teams are putting in the final tweaks for conference play, tonight's contest is the first of three non-conference games standing between the Vols and the start of the SEC schedule.

Tonight's game should also be by far the easiest test of the three-game slate, which also includes a road trip to Kansas this Saturday and a home-date with Gonzaga on Jan. 7.

A tune-up against a Sun Belt foe seems just about right for a squad coming off Christmas break and looking at a back-to-back against the Jayhawks and 'Zags.

It's also a Tennessee team, that when last seen, was at least a little fortunate to escape with a 79-77 win over Belmont on Dec. 20.

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