The matchup everyone was hoping to see is officially on. No. 22 Tennessee will face No. 3 Kansas on Friday night, with the Battle 4 Atlantis title on the line. Both teams survived big scares on Thursday to advance.
Both sides went into overtime, actually. Kansas squeaked by Wisconsin with a dramatic up and under at the buzzer, while Tennessee salted away USC in the final five minutes. The Volunteers got a 25 point effort from five-star freshman wing Julian Phillips, who for the very first time, was the focal point of the offense. Considering Santiago Vescovi’s and Zakai Zeigler’s early shooting struggles, that’s a trend that probably will continue.