Sunday, No. 1 Gonzaga (9-0) and No. 7 Tennessee (6-1) face off in Phoenix in the opening game of the Jerry Colangelo Classic.

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You can watch the game at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN.


Beforehand, let’s look at three factors that will inform our prediction for the matchup:

Tennessee needs to stay true to its identity

While Kansas and Gonzaga are definitely not interchangeable, if we’re going to get a good idea at how Tennessee will fare against the Bulldogs, it helps to look at how it played against its toughest opponent so far this season — No. 2 Kansas.