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The biggest crowd ever to watch a Tennessee basketball are expected at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Friday night.

The Vols will play Michigan in the first of two Midwest Regional games of the NCAA tournament at 7:15 pm. The stadium is sold old, and more than 40,000 people will be in the stands.

According to UTSports.com, the current record for a Tennessee basketball game is 26, 776, when the Vols played Ohio State in the 2007 South Region semifinal at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The Tennessee game will be followed by a clash between two Kentucky powerhouses: UK and Louisville. The winners of both games will face each other on Sunday. If the Big Orange, advance, it will be the second Elite Eight appearance in program history. Tennessee has never made it to the Final Four.

TOP-10 LARGEST CROWDS IN TENNESSEE HISTORY

Rank - Attendance - Opponent (Date) - City (Venue)

1 - 26,776 - vs. Ohio State (3/22/07) - San Antonio, Texas (Alamodome)

2 - 26,377 - vs. Ohio State (3/26/10) - St. Louis, Mo. (Edward Jones Dome)

3 - 25,610 - Kentucky (1/21/89) - Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

4 - 25,272 - Marquette (12/3/87) - Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

5 - 25,242 - vs. Michigan State (3/28/10) - St. Louis, Mo. (Edward Jones Dome)

6 - 25,125 - Kentucky (1/12/91) - Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

7 - 24,433 - Florida (1/23/88) - Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

8 - 24,402 - at Kentucky (2/13/10) - Lexington, Ky. (Rupp Arena)

9 - 24,394 - at Kentucky (2/21/09) - Lexington, Ky. (Rupp Arena)

10 - 24,378 - Kentucky (2/17/88) - Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

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