Last year, Tennessee went into Allen Fieldhouse and hung tough with Kansas, leaving with a narrow 74-68 loss to the Jayhawks.

On Wednesday, it was announced that the Vols and Jayhawks would square off in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, which will be held on Jan. 30, 2021. Again, it should be a matchup of 2 of the top teams in their respective conferences.

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Sports betting in Tennessee officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.

After learning the news, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said he’s excited for the challenge of facing the Jayhawks again (via

“We’re excited about having a chance to play Kansas again,” Barnes said. “We had a really good game against them a year ago.”

Will the Vols be able to pull out the win this time around? They’re bringing in a great recruiting class, while Kansas lost its top players from last year.

Whatever the case, it should be a fun game!