If you were to imagine the most satisfying way to beat Will Wade and LSU, you might’ve come close today. Wire-to-wire beatdowns are fun, and we did look to be on our way there for a minute. Close game decided at the buzzer carries its own satisfaction, a moment that […]
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I read John Calipari’s postgame quotes after the game on Saturday, curious to see how he described his team shooting 68% from the field. I’m more concerned with how we play. I’m trying not to make this game-to-game. If you do that, you torture yourself and your team. Are we […]
The most telling statistic for Tennessee this year is how many threes they make. Tuesday’s 20-point win over South Carolina included 7-of-21 from the arc for the good guys, making Tennessee 10-0 this year when they hit 26+% from three and 1-4 when they don’t. But over the last three […]
Alternative title: make more threes! You already knew that, of course. But the rise in frustration in watching Tennessee’s offense is directly related to their in/ability to make threes…and more than I thought. When word leaked out after an exhibition that the Vols were jacking 40+ threes, optimism reigned. Modern […]
When last we met in the SEC Tournament, the Vols were in a similar predicament. John Fulkerson didn’t play, knocked out of the Florida game the day before. And a shorthanded squad played hard and well, led by Keon Johnson and Jaden Springer. Those two gave 36 minutes; Yves Pons […]
How do you measure the strength of this league? For the SEC, the national answer has long been associated with what kind of year Kentucky is having first. I’m not sure how much oomph Florida still gets for its back-to-back national championships, now 15+ years ago, but the Gators have […]
Arizona came into the game as the number one overall seed in Bart Torvik’s predictive bracketology. The thought there is they had the best chance to put together the kind of resume that earned the top seed on Selection Sunday. I don’t know if they’re the best team in the […]
Saturday was the game we had to win from a fan perspective; such is the nature of rivalry. And while the Tennessee/Memphis series seems destined for hiatus, the rivalry itself picked a mighty fine ending to sustain animosity for years to come. It seems our only hope of settling this […]
Sports are a regular reminder of the seasonal nature all things possess. Yet within them, there’s something that feels so constant. We’ve played Alabama every October since 1928. And if that number looks funny to you too, it’s because we’re coming up on the 100th consecutive such occasion, if you […]
Will and a muffled Joel are once again joined by Chris Pendley, this time to talk about all things Heupel, hoops, and what’s happening over the holidays.