|Tennessee, Virginia seeking to gain momentum|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 29 December 2013 05:46|
Both teams opened the season with expectations of reaching the NCAA tournament after playing in the NIT last year. But after getting off to slower-than-anticipated starts, Virginia and Tennessee head into Monday's matchup seeking to boost their postseason credentials.
Virginia opened the season ranked 24th, the first time the Cavaliers appeared in a preseason Top 25 since 2001-02. Tennessee was the first team listed in the ''also receiving votes'' section of the preseason Top 25.
They've struggled to live up to that billing so far.
Tennessee (7-4) won just six of its first 10 games. Virginia (9-3) lost back-to-back games against Wisconsin and Green Bay earlier this month.