This Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament matchup between the No. 4 Tennessee Volunteers (25-10) and No. 9 Florida Atlantic Owls (33-3) will determine which of the squads is heading to the East Region bracket final when it tips off on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, starting at 9:00 PM, airing on TBS.

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Tennessee vs. Florida Atlantic Game Info

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Tennessee Stats Insights

  • This season, the Volunteers have a 43.6% shooting percentage from the field, which is 3.4% higher than the 40.2% of shots the Owls' opponents have hit.
  • Tennessee has a 16-5 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 40.2% from the field.
  • The Owls are the 14th-ranked rebounding team in the country, while the Volunteers sit at 23rd.
  • The Volunteers record 71.2 points per game, 6.1 more points than the 65.1 the Owls allow.
  • When Tennessee puts up more than 65.1 points, it is 18-4.

Florida Atlantic Stats Insights

  • The Owls' 46.7% shooting percentage from the field this season is 9.5 percentage points higher than the Volunteers have allowed to their opponents (37.2%).
  • Florida Atlantic has put together a 26-3 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 37.2% from the field.
  • The Owls are the 14th-ranked rebounding team in the nation, the Volunteers sit at 14th.
  • The Owls put up an average of 78.4 points per game, 20.6 more points than the 57.8 the Volunteers give up to opponents.
  • Florida Atlantic has an 18-0 record when giving up fewer than 71.2 points.

Tennessee Home & Away Comparison

  • At home, Tennessee is posting 9.6 more points per game (76.7) than it is away from home (67.1).
  • Defensively the Volunteers have been better at home this season, allowing 53.3 points per game, compared to 63.7 in road games.
  • In terms of total threes made, Tennessee has played worse at home this year, averaging 7.6 threes per game, compared to 7.8 in road games. Meanwhile, it has put up a 33% three-point percentage in home games and a 32.6% clip away from home.

Florida Atlantic Home & Away Comparison

  • At home, Florida Atlantic scores 82.1 points per game. On the road, it averages 75.9.
  • In 2022-23 the Owls are allowing 3.3 fewer points per game at home (64.2) than on the road (67.5).
  • Florida Atlantic makes more 3-pointers at home (10.4 per game) than away (9.9). But it has a lower 3-point percentage at home (37.7%) than on the road (38%).

Tennessee Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/10/2023 Missouri L 79-71 Bridgestone Arena
3/16/2023 Louisiana W 58-55 Amway Center
3/18/2023 Duke W 65-52 Amway Center
3/23/2023 Florida Atlantic - Madison Square Garden

Florida Atlantic Schedule

Date Opponent Score Arena
3/11/2023 UAB W 78-56 Ford Center at The Star
3/17/2023 Memphis W 66-65 Nationwide Arena
3/19/2023 Fairleigh Dickinson W 78-70 Nationwide Arena
3/23/2023 Tennessee - Madison Square Garden