Vols ready to take on the Mercer Bears in the NIT

2:37 PM, Mar 20, 2013   |    comments
Jordan McRae and Cuonzo Martin. Courtesy UT Sports
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Tennessee will try to shake off the disappointment of not playing in the NCAA Tournament Wednesday night at home, taking on Mercer in the first round of the NIT.

The game will be played at Thompson-Boling Arena at 8:00 pm.  It will be televised on ESPNU.  Tickets are just $10 and are available online or at the UT ticket office.

Mercer is located in Macon, Georgia.  They were the
regular-season Atlantic-Sun Conference Champions.  They beat Florida State and Alabama this season.

The Bears actually leads the all-time series between the two schools, 3-1.

The winner of this game will travel to Provo, Utah to take on BYU in the second round of the NIT.  The date and time has not yet been announced.

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