Vols fans cheer on team for Sweet 16

Vols fans cheer on team for Sweet 16

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Coach Martin signed autographs before leaving for Indy. Coach Martin signed autographs before leaving for Indy.
Vols and fans had a chance to mingle before the team left for the Sweet 16. Vols and fans had a chance to mingle before the team left for the Sweet 16.

By WHITNEY GOOD
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The UT men's basketball team is in Indianapolis getting ready to take on Michigan Friday in the Sweet 16.

Fans gave them a proper send-off Wednesday evening.

"I think they're stoked up. I think they're going to do good and surprise everybody. A lot of people didn't think they'd get this far. I did. She did. But I think we will," said fans Sarah and Brittany Boring.

It is the fourth Sweet 16 appearance for the Vols in the past eight seasons, and it has Big Orange fans pumped up.

"I think it's great, and I love that they both get to go this year. It's awesome. They're overdue, you know and we got to support them," said Sarah and Brittany Boring.

Tailgating and watch parties are at the top of the list for loyal supporters.

If you want to travel with the Vols, you can join in the Big Orange Tailgate Tour at Tiki Bob's Cantina in Indianapolis Friday before the game.

If you cannot make the trip chances are you can find a watch party near you.

VolsConnect.com has a list of those watch parties popping up throughout the country for UT Alumni and fans.

"Just to help the UT men, get a rally going for them, and I love college basketball," said fan Gary Alpert.

But loyal fans say it does not matter where you are cheering from as long as it is for those Tennessee Volunteers.

If you do want to make the trip to cheer on the Vols in Indy there are still some tickets available.

The game tips off at 7:15 Friday night.

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