Tennessee loses Lopez

2015-tennessee-tyndall01-360

KNOXVILLE, TN (TheSpread) – Tennessee suffered a blow to its title hopes this week as it was announced that guard Brandon Lopez will miss the upcoming season with a torn ACL.

View 2015 Final Four Odds

Lopez injured himself while playing basketball with teammates on Saturday. The 6-foot-1 senior was a walk-on player for the Vols, but had appeared in 31 games over the last three seasons.

Lopez had scored just five points in his career, but new coach Donnie Tyndall was looking at giving Lopez more playing time this year as he is the lone pure point guard on the Vols’ roster.

“Obviously this is a huge blow to our team, as Brandon had worked himself into a position where he was competing for a starting role,” Tyndall said in a statement.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Tennessee has been given 100/1 odds to win the NCAA Tournament next season. Oddsmakers see Kentucky as the favorite with 9/2 odds while Arizona now comes in with 9/1 odds.

Bet on 2015 Final Four Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Bridges staying, MSU now favored With the announcement of Miles Bridgesreturning to Michigan Statenext season, the Spartans have now emerged as the favorite to win the NCAA Tournament...
Thumbnail 2018 NCAA Championship Odds The NCAA Tournamentfor 2017 concluded last night, so now it’s time to take a closer look at what the 2018 Tournament may produce.
Thumbnail Gonzaga vs. UNC Prediction Will Gonzaga pull off the small upset tonight when it takes on North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament Championship Game at 9:20PM ET?
Thumbnail Tournament MOP Odds With the NCAA Tournamentdown to its final game, here is a look at which North Carolinaand Gonzagaplayers are among the favorites to win Most Outstanding...
Thumbnail NCAA Title Game Over/Under Prediction Will tonight's Gonzaga and North Carolina NCAA championship game at 9:20PM ET be high-scoring for bettors?

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Team Pages