KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee is playing a basketball game tonight.
It's certainly not the location, tournament or opponent the Volunteers had in mind at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Three days after suffering the letdown of not being included in the NCAA tournament bracket, the Vols are playing in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament against Mercer.
"Would I like to play in the NCAA tournament? Yeah," senior guard Skylar McBee said before the Monday afternoon practice. "You want a chance to win a national championship, but we've still got more basketball to play.