[2:02 PM] Tennessee v. Chaminade

What will be the GAME RESULT?

Tennessee: Wins By 20+ Points

Any Other Result


The line for this game is Tennessee by 13.5 points.

Tennessee has played two solid games against ranked teams at the Maui Invitational, but the Volunteers don’t have any wins to show for it – something they hope to change against tournament host Chaminade in Wednesday’s seventh-place game. Tennessee briefly led No. 14 Wisconsin in the second half of Monday’s tournament opener before losing by 12 points, then came back and pushed No. 12 Oregon to overtime Tuesday before losing 69-65.

Vols certainly need more production from their starting five, as none reached double figures in scoring against Oregon and together they shot 7-for-29 with three assists and 15 turnovers. Freshman John Fulkerson made his bid for a starting spot, finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in 37 minutes against the Ducks. Fulkerson had combined for just 20 minutes in the first three games and took only one field goal attempt in that span, so it will be interesting how he’s used against smaller Chaminade.

Rohndell Goodwin and Kiran Shastri came into the tournament averaging just over 20 points a game and the Silverswords will continue looking at them for offense. Goodwin scored 20 points against Connecticut and 18 in Monday’s loss to No. 4 North Carolina, and Shastri has put up 13 and 19 points in the first two games. Chaminade has nobody in its rotation taller than 6-7, however, and that could be a real problem against Tennessee and players like Fulkerson.

Tennessee has used a different starting lineup in each of its first four games.

Fulkerson is the first Tennessee freshman to record a double-double since current Denver Nuggets forward Jarnell Stokes had 11 points and 14 rebounds against Vanderbilt on March 3, 2012.

Chaminade’s last victory at this tournament came against Texas in 2012, when the Longhorns were coached by Tennessee coach Rick Barnes.


StreakSmarts Pick: Any Other Result

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick