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Tennessee, Gonzaga clash in Old Spice Classic final

Nov 30, 2008 - 8:12 AM No. 12 Tennessee (5-0) vs. No. 10 Gonzaga (4-0), 7:30 p.m. EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (Ticker) -- A pair of teams with possible Final Four aspirations will meet in the Old Spice Classic final when No. 12 Tennessee faces 10th-ranked Gonzaga on Sunday.

Tennessee advanced to the final with a first-round win over Siena and a 90-78 triumph over No. 16 Georgetown on Friday.

Tyler Smith scored 21 points in Friday's win and freshman Cameron Tatum added 17, including a number of clutch shots in the final minutes as the Volunteers used a 26-7 run to erase an eight-point deficit with 9:15 to play.

The Bulldogs earned a hard-fought win over Oklahoma State in the first round and cruised past Maryland, 81-59, in the semifinals on Friday.

Josh Heytvelt scored 22 points and Austin Daye had 17 and 10 rebounds for Gonzaga, which have five players averaging at least 9.5 points per game this season.

Both squads love to push the tempo and plenty of points are expected in the event's finale.

Tennessee is averaging 89.8 points, while Gonzaga has eclipsed 80 in all of its contests and are scoring 81.8 per game.