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Santiago Vescovi missed Tennessee basketball’s Sweet 16 win over Creighton due to sickness. His absence allowed Jahmai Mashack to take his place, especially on defense in the hard-fought win over the Bluejays but Vescovi is expected to return to the court sooner than later.


The Vols guard told media on Saturday that he wants to play in the Elite 8. Vescovi is not known for missing games throughout his college career. Friday night’s game was only the fourth game in five years he had missed. It’s a feeling out process at this point as he is still recovering from the flu, but wants to be out there with his teammates win or lose when they take on Purdue.

The Vols and Boilermakers will tip off at 2:20 PM ET on Sunday. The Vols will look to hand Purdue their fifth loss of the season and secure their spot in this year’s Final Four.

DETROIT − Santiago Vescovi is out with the flu as Tennessee basketball faces Creighton in the Sweet 16 on Friday.


  1. Vescovi did not practice Thursday with the Vols at Little Caesars Arena. Vols coach Rick Barnes indicated Vescovi was ill but he expected that Vescovi would play when No. 2-seeded Tennessee (26-8) faces No. 3 seed Creighton (25-9) on Friday (10:15 p.m. ET, TBS/truTV) in March Madness.