No. 1 Tigers Ready for No. 2 Vols

Volunteer State gears up for 1-2 matchup
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2008 9:47 PM CST
No. 1 Tigers Ready for No. 2 Vols
Memphis's head coach John Calipari yells instructions to his players during the first half of a college basketball game against UAB, in Birmingham, Ala., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008. (AP Photo/Hal Yeager)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country will square off for 38th time in NCAA history when the top-ranked Memphis Tigers meet intrastate rival Tennessee on Saturday night. Undefeated Memphis is coming off its closest game of the season, a 79-78 win against UAB. Losses by Kansas and Duke allowed Tennessee to move from fourth to second, reports the Associated Press.

The No. 2 ranking is the highest in school history for the Volunteers; Memphis remained a unanimous No. 1 for the third straight week. The No. 2 team has won five of the last six 1-2 matchups, dating back to 1994. Both teams have to play once before their weekend showdown: Memphis visits Tulane and Tennessee hosts Auburn. (Read more basketball stories.)

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