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ESPN Computer Prediction For Kansas vs. Tennessee Tonight

Kansas coach Bill Self looking furious on the sideline during a game.

LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 26: Head coach Bill Self of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts in the first half against the Villanova Wildcats during the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at KFC YUM! Center on March 26, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Kansas basketball sits at No. 2 in the country, and has a big test tonight in the NIT Season Tip-Off.

The Jayhawks face the No. 5 Tennessee Volunteers. Like KU, the Vols are 4-0 to start the year.

Tennessee is coming off of back-to-back double-digit wins over fellow major conference teams. They beat Georgia Tech 66-53, and followed it up with a 92-81 win over Louisville.

Kansas is coming off of a tough-fought 77-68 win over Marquette.

ESPN's Basketball Power Index predicts a very close game for Kansas basketball against Tennessee tonight.

Kansas is a 3.5-point favorite in the game. The BPI prediction is similarly tight.

Kansas basketball BPI prediction vs. Tennessee.

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The two top-five programs will tip off at 9 p.m. ET. Tonight's game is being played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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