Tennessee basketball is facing LSU again.
The No. 25 Vols (12-5, 3-3 SEC) host No. 16 LSU (15-2, 3-2) on Saturday (6 p.m. ET, ESPN) at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Tennessee has lost four in a row against LSU.
It is the second meeting between UT and the Tigers in the past two weeks. Tennessee lost 79-67 at LSU on Jan. 8. LSU had 38 points in the paint and 23 points off turnovers.
"LSU, it is payback," guard Kennedy Chandler said. "We have to come in. We lost to them on the road. We want to beat them. It is a revenge game.”
Vols Josiah-Jordan James is a game-time decision Saturday, coach Barnes said Friday. Barnes said James suffered a cut above his eye at Vanderbilt on Tuesday. James is not in concussion protocol.
LSU guard Xavier Pinson has not played for LSU since he left late in LSU's win against UT. He slipped while running down the court and appeared to suffer a knee injury. Tigers coach Will Wade said afterward it appeared to be a knee sprain.
Forward Darius Days suffered a sprained ankle late in the first half of LSU's 70-67 loss at Alabama on Wednesday. Wade indicated afterward the injury did not "appear to be terrible."
Wade indicated Friday that Pinson is not likely to play. Days is a game-time decision, but Wade was optimistic that the senior will play.
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