Posted on: March 28, 2008 10:40 am

Tennessee Vols

Alot of people will mention how we were overrated but we as Vols fans need to remember what we accomplished this year will hopefully set the stage for the upcoming years and allow us to accomplish bigger and better things.  We went 31-5 and set a new TN record for wins in a season.  We have also showed potential recruits our style of play and we are a couple of players away from deeper tourney runs. 

Louisville played lights out against us and was argueably one of the hottest teams in the tourney this year.  All we can do now is hope for a better team next year.... GO VOLS

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Posted on: February 5, 2008 10:02 pm

1st half TN vs Fl

I didnt get to watch the first half because I am working but I watched it on sportsline and a couple of things that I saw


46% on 3's

77% on FTs

only gave up 1 offensive rebound


only 1 assist



If we are going to win this game we have to play defense in the 2nd half. 

Oh yea and Lofton hit 2 threes...

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Posted on: January 30, 2008 12:56 pm

Vols Basketball Recruiting

First things first I am using Rivals for all my player rankings.

We have two people signed for the class of 08' and we are looking at more.

Renaldo Woodridge SF 6'8 205 lbs.  Is the #10 ranked at his position and the #57 overall. A wing player that would give us more heighth and the ability to do more with our press.  He has already signed his LOI.  Depending on departures he might be redshirted next year.

Phillip Jurick Center 6'10 250 lbs.  Is the #13 at his position and the #63 overall.  This is another big body that we can use down low and the most impressive thing about this kid is his ability to rebound.

Other players that still have us on their "list" of schools...

Scotty Hopson SG 6'5 185 lbs.  is the #2 ranked at his position and the #9 overall.  Also on his list are Cincinnati, Louisville, Mississippi St., and Kentucky.  He would fit in nicely especially with the departure of Lofton he could be used to knock down some BIG shots.

Wesley Witherspoon SF 6'8 185 lbs.  Is the #9 ranked at his position and the #56 overall.  Would provide good height on our frontline and could fit in nicely with Pearls pressing attack.  Also being recruited by a Clemson, Colorade, Geo. Washington, Kansas State, LSU, Memphis, UNC, Texas, and Virginia so this one seems the least likely

Rashanit Harris PF 6'8 238 lbs.  Is the #30 ranked player at his position and the #112 overall.  Would be able to proivide us with some "muscle" down low and hopefully solidify our frontcourt rotation.  Others still in the running... Florida, Mississippi St., Ole Miss, and Texas.

Verdell Jones PG 6'4 160 lbs.  Is the #26 ranked player at his position and the #123 overall.  Would give us more heighth at the PG position and could possibly redshirt or squeeze someone out of our rotation.  Other schools looking at him are Kentucky, Minnesota, and Tennessee are high with other schools being at low and medium.

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Posted on: January 30, 2008 9:39 am

Vols vs Tide

There were a bunch of plus and minuses in this game and overall we played pretty well.  I have seen some people complain about the fouls but I didnt think it was that bad.  I mean they were bad but it was both ways so I will just shoot that down before anything gets brought up over that (Vols 23 PF Tide 19 PF)

Tennessee looked great on the boards!!! We ussually get dominated on the boards and lose the edge anywhere from 5-15 and it was encouraging that we won that battle as well as the offensive rebounding battle (NINETEEN offensive boards!!)

Our FT shooting was MUCH MUCH better.  We shot 67% (that is better than our 40% we seem to shoot as of late) but if Jordan Howell had made both FTs with 3 seconds left it would have been 75% and if he wouldnt have even shot them it would have been 73 (I say that because there were 3 seconds left in the game and we were up by 7.

Lofton, T.Smith, and J.Smith both played more minutes than I am use to seeing them play but they responded in a big way combining for 62 points 5 steals (all J.Smith) 8 assists and 19 rebounds.  The only negative I see from the three of them is that T.Smith had FIVE turnovers which he has to work on.  They also combined on 9-16 3pt FGs (56%), 21-37 on FGs (56%) and 11-12 on FTs (91%)

Prince in my mind did not play great at all.  The first half he played about 6 minutes and had 4 TOs.  I dont get to watch most of the games but I hope he plays better than that the rest of the year. 

If we play like this again we will most likely not win that game.  23 turnovers is not going to help us win @ Memphis, @ Vandy, vs Florida, @ Florida.  Sorry but I am not including Miss. St. yet because I am not sold on them.  That is still a team that lost AT HOME to Southern Ill. by 14. 

Alabama played better than their record last night (coupled with the 23 TOS by Tennessee) but Gee I believe played out of his mind in the 2nd half.  I think for about 15 minutes of actual time (not game time maybe 7 minutes of that) I swear he scored like 20 points and had 5 rebounds and that is the only Alabama player I remember being mentioned in that time slot.

Good Game Alabama and Glad Tennessee came out with a win.  18-2 and on to Miss. St.

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