Tennessee basketball vs.  Longwood in NCAA Tournament: Scouting report

Tennessee basketball vs. Longwood in NCAA Tournament: Scouting report

Tennessee basketball is headed into the NCAA Tournament as SEC Tournament champions for the first time since 1979.

The No. 3 seed Vols (26-7) face No. 14 Longwood (26-6) on Thursday (2:45 pm ET, CBS) in Indianapolis.

Here is what to know about the matchup:

Tennessee and Longwood are red-hot going into the NCAA Tournament

Tennessee has won 15 of 17 games, including 15 of the final 16 games against SEC teams. The Vols followed their hot streak to end the regular season by winning the SEC Tournament in dominant fashion, trailing for 69 seconds in three games.

Longwood is on an equally red-hot run. The Lancers are 19-1 since the start of 2022 and haven’t lost since Feb. 12. They ran through the Big South Tournament, topping Winthrop to claim an automatic bid.

It is Longwood’s first NCAA Tournament appearance.

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