Round 3: Vols, Buffs to Meet at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Nov. 13



The final matchup of the Tennessee basketball team’s three-game series with Colorado is set to take place at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville on Sunday, Nov. 13.

Tickets go on sale to the public starting at 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 2 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Tipoff time and television details have yet to be announced.

The Volunteers defeated Colorado, 56-47, in front of a reduced-capacity crowd at Thompson-Boling Arena to open the 2020-21 season. Then, last year in Boulder, NBA Draft pick Kennedy Chandler scored a career-high 27 points to power the Vols to a 69-54 triumph.

This season in the heart of Music City, Tennessee looks to run its all-time record against Colorado to 5-0.

Colorado looks to build on its recent success, which has included four-straight 20-win seasons and a pair of Pac 12 top-four finishes.

The Buffaloes—who are replacing their top three scorers from last season’s NIT team—project to be led by 2022 All-Pac 12 Freshman Team point guard KJ Simpson, junior guard Nique Clifford and junior forward Tristan da Silva. The Buffaloes also added two All-Ivy League graduate transfers in Ethan Wright from Princeton and Jalen Gabbidon from Yale.

Colorado head coach Tad Boyle—a Tennessee basketball staffer during the 1997-98 campaign—is entering his 13th season at Colorado, needing just eight wins to become the school’s all-time leader.

The Buffaloes are one of two Pac 12 foes the Big Orange will face away from home this season, as UT travels to Arizona in December.

The Vols own a 22-12 all-time record against current members of the Pac 12 Conference and are 10-9 all-time at Bridgestone Arena.

The SEC Tournament also returns to Bridgestone Arena this season, with the event set to take place on Broadway March 8-12.

The Nov. 13 Tennessee-Colorado hoops matchup coincides with a Tennessee Titans home game against the Denver Broncos, which kicks off at 1 p.m. ET / noon CT.


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