Tennessee Vols motivated as NCAA tournament run begins in Columbus

Orange & White Nation

The Tennessee Vols take on the Colgate Raiders on Friday afternoon in the NCAA basketball tournament and the two teams have different priorities.

For the Vols, the past is past. Last year’s disappointing run in the tournament and missing a No. 1 seed this year are not the focus; winning the tournament is.

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For Colgate, whatever happens, they made it to the tournament for the first time since 1996 and they’re happy.

WATE.com will have a live web-only show at noon with reports from all the tournament sites (See Thursday’s show). 

Live coverage of the game begins shortly before tipoff. 

See complete coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, including first-round photos, and the big upsets.

The game is at 2:45 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio. And basketball fans, including Tennessee’s, have come to town.

Follow sports reporter Marc Whiteman and WATE Sports on Twitter for the latest on the Vols in Columbus.

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