- How KU handles the speed and pressure of Tennessee's gaurds. The hectic nature of the Pearl press should give us great insight into the moxie of this team.
- Who do they have that can match-up with Cole? Seems like we could lean on Cole heavily today, seeing as Pearl typical throws a team out there sans center to be optimal in the press. Tennessee does have a 6'-11" guy in Brian Williams, who has had a fair amount of action, but their modus operandi is having Chism fly around in the back of the press.
- The X factor. As always needs to be mentioned when playing at the Phog, how will the raucous crowd affect Tennessee's play? With a ranked, name team coming in and even though the students are gone....it will be crazy today. Best non-con game at home so far, uptempo pace, ugly bright orange jersees, it's all there folks.
Hiphops prediction: Baby 'Hawks 76 - Pat Summit's Dance Party 71