3:00 PM will be the earliest game start time for the Jayhawks in the history of the Big 12/SEC Challenge. It seems that the reigning Big 12 co-champions Kansas State and Texas Tech will receive the prime time games this season.
Still, Tennessee is a worthy opponent of Kansas. The Vols finished ranked number 10 in the coaches poll last season, and also had an early-season OT battle against the Jayhawks. Kansas picked up the win 87-81 in a hard-fought game that was fun to watch.
After losing their best player in Admiral Schofield (all-time name) to the NBA, Tennessee is in the mix for being ranked in the top 25 preseason poll.