- The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Brad Nessler calls the action, while Jimmy Dykes provides analysis and Shannon Spake reports from courtside. Mark Loomis is the producer. Knoxville-area viewers can find ESPN on Comcast Ch. 32 (HD 403), Knology Ch. 29 (HD 981), DirecTV Ch. 206 (SD & HD) and Dish Network Ch. 140 (SD & HD).
·Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl returns to the sidelines today.
·Both of the Vols' opponents this week are ranked in each major poll. Tennessee is 3-1 this season vs. top-25 teams, including wins away from Knoxville over No. 7 Villanova and No. 3 Pitt.
·In UT's four Pearl-era wins over Kentucky, the Vols have scored 82 points off 64 UK turnovers. Meanwhile, the Cats have scored just 38 points off 41 Tennessee turnovers. The Big Orange have led at halftime in all four Pearl-era triumphs.