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Tennessee Volunteers guard Santiago Vescovi will be out against Creighton in the Sweet 16.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Santiago Vescovi is out with an injury against the Creighton Jayhawks tonight. His availability was questioned leading up to tipoff, with each passing hour building more suspense. Tennessee posted a statement to their X account saying he would be unavailable; his status is day-to-day, and the team said he would be re-evaluated on Saturday

Vescovi offers experience and really good shooting to the group. Vescovi averaged 6.5 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game this season.He also averaged 12.5 points and 4,6 rebounds per game last season. He led the Vols in points per game in the 2023 season and shot 37.0% from three, which was the best out of all starters last season. The Vols will now have to face a really strong Creighton squad without one of their most experienced leaders. They’ll need just a little more from everyone else who logs minutes tonight, as Vescovi was a big part of their rotation on both offense and defense.

Tennessee is heading to the Midwest Region as a two-seed in the 2024 NCAA Tournament, as announced by the CBS Sports Selection Show on Sunday evening.

The Vols closed down the 2023-2024 season as the SEC regular season champions but were bounced early from the SEC Tournament this past week in Nashville.