Happy 100th for Pearl: school records for points scored (124), assists (34)

Bruce Pearl’s 100th victory as Tennessee’s basketball coach was one for the record books Tuesday night.

The 10th-ranked Vols set school marks for most points scored and assists (34) in their 124-49 victory over UNC Asheville at Thompson-Boling Arena.

“We set some records offensively,’’ Pearl said. “But really, it was all about our defense. Our first-half defensive effort was as good as we’ve seen in a while.’’

Tennessee (2-0) raced out to a 66-14 halftime lead with pin-point shooting and smothering defense, much to the delight of the 17,085 in attendance.

The Bulldogs (0-2), picked to finish second in the Big South, didn’t make a basket until the 3:09 mark of the first half. Terrence Turner’s shot in the lane made it 57-10 after UNC Asheville missed its first 19 attempts from the field.

Scotty Hopson led six Vols in double figures with a career-high 25 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including 6 of 7 beyond the 3-point arc. Bobby Maze had 14 points, Cam Tatum 13 and Renaldo Woolridge, Wayne Chism and Melvin Goins scored 11 apiece.

“We knew it was going to be Coach’s 100th, and we wanted to make a statement,’’ said UT senior captain Tyler Smith, who along with teammates took part in a post-game ceremony that saw Pearl honored with a jersey with the number 100 on the back.

The Vols’ intentions were evident from the opening tip; Hopson hit a trey on the first possession, and UT made 24 of 37 shots in the first half, including 8 of 13 beyond the 3-point arc.

It was a preview of things to come; UT shot 59.7 percent from the floor for the game and 55.2 percent beyond the 3-point arc.

The Vols led by as many as 83 points, flirting with the school record for largest margin of victory (79, vs. Mexico in 1966) when Michael Hubert hit a 3-pointer with 1:30 left to make it 124-41.

UNC Asheville, led by J.P. Primm’s 13 points, closed the game on an 8-0 run.

The 75-point margin ranks as the second largest in school history and biggest in Pearl’s five years at UT, surpassing the 109-40 win over Middle Tennessee State in 2007.

“We want to build on this,’’ Pearl said. “I like the chemistry and the way they’re sharing the ball. They can see what they’re capable of doing.’’

The Vols forced 16 turnovers in the first half, the majority before Pearl called off the press at the 7½-minute mark.

“We made some really good reads, and we’re getting more intelligent in it,’’ Pearl said. “We had coverage, but we also made plays out of it. We rotated, and the guys were instinctive, jumping passing lanes, and their offense couldn’t anticipate.’’

Pearl was pleased with the Vols play at point guard, too. Maze had 14 points, seven assists and one turnover, and Goins had five assists, no turnovers, and five steals.

“It all started tonight with our defense, and that’s going to be the key to this team,’’ Maze said. “But if we continue to play like this, we can beat the best teams on our schedule.’’

The Vols traveled to Atlanta after the game, spending the night before a scheduled flight today to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, for the Paradise Jam Tournament.

UT opens the eight-team tournament against East Carolina (1-2) at 3:30 p.m. Friday. No. 7 Purdue is the favorite on the other side of the bracket. Other teams include Northern Iowa, DePaul, St. Joseph’s, Boston College and South Dakota State.

Records: The previous record for points scored was 121 on two occasions, against Mexico (Jan. 24, 1966), and Long Beach State (March 16, 2007). UT’s assist record was set against Chattanooga on Nov. 15, 2008. The Vols have made 16 shots from 3-point range on five occasions, all in the Pearl era.

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tractoronthepole writes:

I think a crime was committed tonight by one of our Vols. Hopson murdered the THREEEEEE!

PoochPuntOn3rdDown writes:

Oh, MorrisDowner, I cannot wait to hear you ascertain this slaughter....

Trap set, watch the douchie take the bait....

Chris4Vols22 writes:

As I said on a different article, I can't wait for MorristownWILDCAT and A_VOICE_OF_SLEAZIN' to come on here and say that UT somehow sucked tonight...

MiserableFloridaVol writes:

What a win tonight. Complete game from start to finish. Go Vols!

PoochPuntOn3rdDown writes:

in response to Plasticman:

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I think we're gonna own this tourney! Thoughts?

VolinCalif writes:

in response to PoochPuntOn3rdDown:

I think we're gonna own this tourney! Thoughts?

I sure hope so. It's been a bad week so far, this being the only bright spot for the men. I guess Pat's spoiled me when it comes to sports. But Bruce has done wonders and I would wear Kiffin panties. He and the staff have really done a great job if we take away this past week. In fact the Vol sports program is very good.

knoxvilleCatFan writes:

in response to Chris4Vols22:

As I said on a different article, I can't wait for MorristownWILDCAT and A_VOICE_OF_SLEAZIN' to come on here and say that UT somehow sucked tonight...

No UT didn't suck tonight. What sucks is the fact that you have team ranked #10 and there might have been 6,000 people at the game. The official attendance was over 17,000. Where were the fans? Don't give me the excuse that they were playing UNC Ashville. A real program like UK gets over 20,000 to watch the blue/white game, exhibition games and regular season games against mid-majors. UT will not be taken seriously if you can not get the fans to the game. GO BIG BLUE!

Chris4Vols22 writes:

in response to knoxvilleCatFan:

No UT didn't suck tonight. What sucks is the fact that you have team ranked #10 and there might have been 6,000 people at the game. The official attendance was over 17,000. Where were the fans? Don't give me the excuse that they were playing UNC Ashville. A real program like UK gets over 20,000 to watch the blue/white game, exhibition games and regular season games against mid-majors. UT will not be taken seriously if you can not get the fans to the game. GO BIG BLUE!

Don't harass me seeing as how I arrived at Thompson-Boling at 6 PM and stayed til the final scores were announced.

rclarkfork#639958 writes:

in response to knoxvilleCatFan:

No UT didn't suck tonight. What sucks is the fact that you have team ranked #10 and there might have been 6,000 people at the game. The official attendance was over 17,000. Where were the fans? Don't give me the excuse that they were playing UNC Ashville. A real program like UK gets over 20,000 to watch the blue/white game, exhibition games and regular season games against mid-majors. UT will not be taken seriously if you can not get the fans to the game. GO BIG BLUE!

Are you talking about the same little kitties that barely squeaked by Miami of Ohio who just got beat by the Towson Tigers by 10. LOL

Please don't teach us how to be a real program.

veinsoforange writes:

in response to tractoronthepole:

I think a crime was committed tonight by one of our Vols. Hopson murdered the THREEEEEE!

Just give KNS some time to come up with something negative! It's terrible how they publically talk about UT.

volsftw1535 writes:

in response to tractoronthepole:

I think a crime was committed tonight by one of our Vols. Hopson murdered the THREEEEEE!

NICE

bigorange61 writes:

Kansas 57
Memphis 55

UTByrd writes:

This game was great for their confidence in CBP's system. However, I am holding any verdict until they face adversity. Personally, I believe that will handle that with the maturity and wisdom of a veteran team as well as with the youthful exuberance of "You can't beat us!".
I know it's early in the season, but I can smell a Final Four cooking.
By the way, does any one have an update on Negedu?

huntined#565710 writes:

in response to bigorange61:

Kansas 57
Memphis 55

Memphis looked good tonight as they took the number 1 team to the wire.. Great game for our VOLS as they seemed to hit everything they shot>>

huntined#565710 writes:

in response to knoxvilleCatFan:

No UT didn't suck tonight. What sucks is the fact that you have team ranked #10 and there might have been 6,000 people at the game. The official attendance was over 17,000. Where were the fans? Don't give me the excuse that they were playing UNC Ashville. A real program like UK gets over 20,000 to watch the blue/white game, exhibition games and regular season games against mid-majors. UT will not be taken seriously if you can not get the fans to the game. GO BIG BLUE!

Also our LADY VOLS were playing at the same time many fans just stayed home and watched both games switching the stations..

richvol writes:

Amazing effort by the Vols tonight but it was UNCA after all. The defense and shooting was remarkable.

Brian Williams played better but still had a layup blocked by a much shorter player. Why can't one of the coaches teach him to go up strong and dunk or at the least learn to use that huge body to block defenders away from his shot if he's going to attempt a layup instead of a dunk. He made a beautiful pass in the lane for someone elses layup but he has got to get some INTENSITY. He could be unstoppable with more effort.

beachvol1 writes:

Just hope the Vols can keep up the intensity...glad to see something positive this week....Appears Conman Cal leaving the Tigers didn't have much effect as Kansas had their hands full...

vol88 writes:

in response to knoxvilleCatFan:

No UT didn't suck tonight. What sucks is the fact that you have team ranked #10 and there might have been 6,000 people at the game. The official attendance was over 17,000. Where were the fans? Don't give me the excuse that they were playing UNC Ashville. A real program like UK gets over 20,000 to watch the blue/white game, exhibition games and regular season games against mid-majors. UT will not be taken seriously if you can not get the fans to the game. GO BIG BLUE!

IMO if I was a UK fan, I would be more worried about my team than I am about UT's attendance.

VolJunkie writes:

in response to PoochPuntOn3rdDown:

I think we're gonna own this tourney! Thoughts?

This is going to be a much better tourney than I thought when it was first announced. It's still early but I hear Purdue deserves their ranking and they play physical ball. BC is always a competitive program. After two sacrificial lambs, it will be good for UT to face a couple of tougher teams.

Go Vols!

VolJunkie writes:

in response to marc_ash#231781:

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Agreed, Kansas let Memphis hang around, the final score is not indicative of how this game played out. Still, IMO, it will give the UM team some confidence and I give them credit for continuing to play a tough non-conference schedule.

TheBanker writes:

Congratulations Coach Bruce Pearl!!!!!

The chemistry on this team looked great. The taste of a triple shot of orange Kool Aid quenches a mighty thrist.

bluevol writes:

in response to marc_ash#231781:

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Markazz, you aren't a complete fool. Some parts are missing. Memphis loses to the top ranked team by 2 points and Memphis had nothing to do with it? And you sit here and crow about beating, who, NC Ashville??? You are a slimy slug and an egregiously dissolute plebeian and a loathsome, feeble-minded proof that evolution can go in reverse. You can't wait to see a team that was gutted and has 7 scholarship players lose, real classy lunkhead. We'll you're in for a surprise because this team will have fewer loses than your once again way overrated Dolls. Oh Memphis has lost to 9 #1 ranked teams. How many teams has Floppy Top defeated in a Sweet Sixteen? Well, none, the Dolls have never in their history won a Sweet Sixteen game, never! And the Tigers will send your overrated joke on a basketball team and it's bozo of a coach home with their heads on platters come December 31st. Lets see in my next post what the press says about Memphis.

bluevol writes:

in response to marc_ash#231781:

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Greener pastures under Pastner
By Jason King, Yahoo! Sports

ST. LOUIS – One is a future Hall of Famer with a national championship ring. The other had just coached his second collegiate game.

Still, when Kansas’ Bill Self crossed paths with 32-year-old Josh Pastner in the handshake line following his squad’s 57-55 victory over Memphis on Tuesday, the coach of the nation’s No. 1-ranked team was the one paying his respect. “Your guys played great tonight, Josh,” Self told Pastner. “Good job.” Self echoed the sentiment 20 minutes later when he saw Pastner near the Memphis locker room.

“Hey, Josh,” Self said. “Great job. Great job.”

Self was talking about the last two hours – but he could’ve easily been referring to a seven-month stretch that has seen Pastner ascend from his position as John Calipari’s fourth assistant to one of the best stories in college basketball. After spending the offseason re-energizing a fanbase that was devastated by Calipari’s departure to Kentucky, Pastner couldn’t have asked for a much better start to his first season. Along with nearly beating No. 1 Kansas, Pastner signed a seven-man recruiting class that was ranked as the nation’s best by Rivals.com. Let’s repeat that: The guy’s first-ever recruiting class was ranked No. 1. What’s Pastner going to do for an encore? Win the national championship? “If I was a Memphis fan, I would be really pleased,” Self said. “Not because of how hard they played tonight. I don’t think there are moral victories. The fact is that they could’ve easily won this game tonight. They’ve got a really good team [right now]. And they’ve got a really good team coming [next year]. “They’re recruiting at a level … I mean, they haven’t gotten guys like this consistently. They’ve had premier players. But they’ve never had a class like this.” Three of Memphis’ seven recruits are ranked among Rivals.com’s Top 12 prospects, including No. 8 Jelan Kendrick from Georgia and No. 11 Will Barton from Baltimore. So, too, were the Memphis fans, who were the loudest group in the arena Tuesday – both before and after the game. Memphis – an 11-point underdog that was supposed to be rebuilding under a young, inexperienced coach – nearly beat the top team in the land. Never has a loss felt so good. “That was a big wake-up call, a big message for everyone: Don’t count us out. We’re going to be the same Memphis that makes it to the Elite Eight, Final Four, the championship game. We’re still here. Memphis is still here.”

Chew on that, putz.

eduardo writes:

Be afraid kenlucky......Be very afraid!!!!!!!!!!!

licknpromise777#651578 writes:

in response to volfromfla56_did_I_hurt_your_feelings:

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If Harris was there it would be impossible for him not to like what he saw!!!Unfortunately it's hard to pull a player from a close hometown tie.Our facilities,training and arena make Syracuse look like,,,Asheville!!

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

Bluevol...what is your major malfunction???

I don't care if it was UNCA!!! To beat ANY team by 75 points is spectacular in my book....

DON'T YOU DARE COME ON A VOL SITE AND MOCK OUR SCHOOL IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER!!! YOU NEED TO WORRY ABOUT YOUR TIGERS AND THEIR NEW AND VERY YOUNG COACH!!!

ALL I CAN SAY IS PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS SINCE YOU ARE COMING ON HERE AND MAKING GUARANTEES ABOUT YOUR TEAM!!!

roobomb writes:

in response to knoxvilleCatFan:

No UT didn't suck tonight. What sucks is the fact that you have team ranked #10 and there might have been 6,000 people at the game. The official attendance was over 17,000. Where were the fans? Don't give me the excuse that they were playing UNC Ashville. A real program like UK gets over 20,000 to watch the blue/white game, exhibition games and regular season games against mid-majors. UT will not be taken seriously if you can not get the fans to the game. GO BIG BLUE!

What's hard to take seriously is a #4 team that beats Miami of Ohio by 2 pts on a last second shot.

licknpromise777#651578 writes:

in response to bluevol:

Markazz, you aren't a complete fool. Some parts are missing. Memphis loses to the top ranked team by 2 points and Memphis had nothing to do with it? And you sit here and crow about beating, who, NC Ashville??? You are a slimy slug and an egregiously dissolute plebeian and a loathsome, feeble-minded proof that evolution can go in reverse. You can't wait to see a team that was gutted and has 7 scholarship players lose, real classy lunkhead. We'll you're in for a surprise because this team will have fewer loses than your once again way overrated Dolls. Oh Memphis has lost to 9 #1 ranked teams. How many teams has Floppy Top defeated in a Sweet Sixteen? Well, none, the Dolls have never in their history won a Sweet Sixteen game, never! And the Tigers will send your overrated joke on a basketball team and it's bozo of a coach home with their heads on platters come December 31st. Lets see in my next post what the press says about Memphis.

Give me a break..I fail to see the relevance of a UT vs Memphis rivalry.If anything it's more a recruiting rivalry.. Only once or twice has the game really meant anything..Anybody with eyes can see that Pastner has done a great job and little has change in the quality of recruiting.Memphis will field another good team this year and even better the next..My only knock against the tigers is John C. arrogant attitude and even a tiger fan must admit that the C-USA conference is a joke which makes their win/loss record and 61 game streak not that impressive..Kudos to memphis for almost beating Kansas with 4 new starters and having the b#lls to play the game this early in the season. It's time to bury the hatchet and be proud our tennessee has 3 contenders in the NCAA

CuccessfulVol writes:

in response to knoxvilleCatFan:

No UT didn't suck tonight. What sucks is the fact that you have team ranked #10 and there might have been 6,000 people at the game. The official attendance was over 17,000. Where were the fans? Don't give me the excuse that they were playing UNC Ashville. A real program like UK gets over 20,000 to watch the blue/white game, exhibition games and regular season games against mid-majors. UT will not be taken seriously if you can not get the fans to the game. GO BIG BLUE!

Well we had about 100k resting up for this Saturday. We have a diversified sporting attendance. I am so sorry Kentucky has basketball and....oh yeah a football team we have beaten 24 times in a row. Thats why everyone would rather watch your kitty cats play basketball.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to richvol:

Amazing effort by the Vols tonight but it was UNCA after all. The defense and shooting was remarkable.

Brian Williams played better but still had a layup blocked by a much shorter player. Why can't one of the coaches teach him to go up strong and dunk or at the least learn to use that huge body to block defenders away from his shot if he's going to attempt a layup instead of a dunk. He made a beautiful pass in the lane for someone elses layup but he has got to get some INTENSITY. He could be unstoppable with more effort.

Well, in BW's defense, that "much shorter player" is or soon will be UNCA's career leader in blocked shots. He is a very quick leaper who has no doubt made a LOT of bigger guys look bad on occasion. However, I have reluctantly concluded that BW is never going to be the back-board destroying monster some of us think we would be if we were his size. He is what he is; a finesse player in a giant's body. He will do some things with passes that will take our breath away and he will duff some easy shots that may cost us a game at some point. For me, it is still a marvel that he is even a serviceable D-I player given his background.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to beachvol1:

Just hope the Vols can keep up the intensity...glad to see something positive this week....Appears Conman Cal leaving the Tigers didn't have much effect as Kansas had their hands full...

Anybody would have to be impressed with the UM defensive effort, but they have no real offensive post game, still can't shoot free-throws, and only Williams and Mack can hit from outside. Agree that Kansas looked far from the best team in the country last night.

roobomb writes:

in response to TaterVol:

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The last few years we have had one of the top RPI's in the nation, but that hasn't served us much in March. Several of the other programs that have gone further in the tourney play several cookies early in the season just to get their legs under them. We will be plenty prepared after we go through the SEC. From there, if we are good enough we'll advance, if not we'll go home, but I don't think it will be because we haven't been adequately prepared.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to roobomb:

The last few years we have had one of the top RPI's in the nation, but that hasn't served us much in March. Several of the other programs that have gone further in the tourney play several cookies early in the season just to get their legs under them. We will be plenty prepared after we go through the SEC. From there, if we are good enough we'll advance, if not we'll go home, but I don't think it will be because we haven't been adequately prepared.

Well said. As for the non-conference schedule being a joke, most people would be surprised at how many outright cupcakes many ranked teams play in the preseason. For another thing, UT will likely play two from among Purdue--picked as a Final Four team by Dickie V., FWIW--Boston College, and DePaul--both perennially strong programs--in the Paradise Jam Tourney this weekend. We also play Kansas a bit later. The Vols may not be playing the strongest non-conference schedule ever assembled, but it will probably be a top-10-RPI-type schedule by the end of the season. As you suggest, playing in March is a whole different season. I hope we are readier for it than we have the last two seasons.

licknpromise777#651578 writes:

I will admit ashville's defense was pitiful..I was thrilled to see us break the scoring record though..What we have learned from the last 2 games is that Hopson and Tatum have emerged as outside scoring threats and good passers.Also they are making a difference under the board with rebounds and put backs..This is extremely good news for us because their inconsistent playing cost us 2 or 3 games..They are both playing with confidence and it is showing on the scoreboard.If you have noticed both AP and Ashville resorted to a zone defense to try to stop the bleeding. It had minor success.If we continue to learn how to adjust to the zone than we will be unstoppable on offense..Woolridge continues to be up and down; He's seen considerable playing time and has yet to get it together..Next year he must be a factor.McBee also needs to get it together..When tatum and Hopson are on the bench he must score..Though it's early;This team is close to being the whole package as any I have seen and as silly as it might sound;overall confidence is the intangible factor that will be the difference between sweet 16 and final 4..Sorry for the "Novel" post but Iam really excited about this team and hope you are too!!

bluevol writes:

in response to ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog:

Bluevol...what is your major malfunction???

I don't care if it was UNCA!!! To beat ANY team by 75 points is spectacular in my book....

DON'T YOU DARE COME ON A VOL SITE AND MOCK OUR SCHOOL IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER!!! YOU NEED TO WORRY ABOUT YOUR TIGERS AND THEIR NEW AND VERY YOUNG COACH!!!

ALL I CAN SAY IS PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS SINCE YOU ARE COMING ON HERE AND MAKING GUARANTEES ABOUT YOUR TEAM!!!

lANETRAINRIDER, I will come on this board and post what I wish as long as I stay within the rules. I'm not the one with the malfunction. That pinhead marc_ash made that brilliant remark about the Tigers and I replied in kind. The bonehead couldn't let one board pass without talking trash. I had just complimented the the Vol fans for not trash talking the Tigers on this board after the close game with Kansas and this classy post by huntined#565710.

huntined#565710 writes:
in response to bigorange61:

Kansas 57
Memphis 55

"Memphis looked good tonight as they took the number 1 team to the wire.. Great game for our VOLS as they seemed to hit everything they shot>>"

As then that twit marcy had to make this boneheaded, unprovoked post:

marc_ash#231781:
"I am going to enjoy seeing memphis lose a lot of games this season. Funny how none of their fans got on here to say anything...not a peep.
In reality, Kansas played very poorly IMO. I think they should have won by a lot more than they did. I do find it interesting how many times they brag on their program, but they are 0-9 against top ranked teams at all time. Not exactly Elite. They will struggle this year."

That was real class. That bubble-brained buffoon started this and wouldn't know a clue if it bite him in the rear and announced " I am a clue!!!" That was classless and uncalled for. You take shots at my team you WILL get it back. It was too easy though. If wit were spit marc's mouth would be drier than an African well during a drought. And this isn't your board Lame. As stated I will post what I wish here as long as I stay within the rules. I don't see your name as owner on this board.

G'day =)

tfortennessee writes:

in response to bluevol:

Markazz, you aren't a complete fool. Some parts are missing. Memphis loses to the top ranked team by 2 points and Memphis had nothing to do with it? And you sit here and crow about beating, who, NC Ashville??? You are a slimy slug and an egregiously dissolute plebeian and a loathsome, feeble-minded proof that evolution can go in reverse. You can't wait to see a team that was gutted and has 7 scholarship players lose, real classy lunkhead. We'll you're in for a surprise because this team will have fewer loses than your once again way overrated Dolls. Oh Memphis has lost to 9 #1 ranked teams. How many teams has Floppy Top defeated in a Sweet Sixteen? Well, none, the Dolls have never in their history won a Sweet Sixteen game, never! And the Tigers will send your overrated joke on a basketball team and it's bozo of a coach home with their heads on platters come December 31st. Lets see in my next post what the press says about Memphis.

I guess it is what you could call a "moral victory" for tigger high! Ha, Ha!

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to bluevol:

lANETRAINRIDER, I will come on this board and post what I wish as long as I stay within the rules. I'm not the one with the malfunction. That pinhead marc_ash made that brilliant remark about the Tigers and I replied in kind. The bonehead couldn't let one board pass without talking trash. I had just complimented the the Vol fans for not trash talking the Tigers on this board after the close game with Kansas and this classy post by huntined#565710.

huntined#565710 writes:
in response to bigorange61:

Kansas 57
Memphis 55

"Memphis looked good tonight as they took the number 1 team to the wire.. Great game for our VOLS as they seemed to hit everything they shot>>"

As then that twit marcy had to make this boneheaded, unprovoked post:

marc_ash#231781:
"I am going to enjoy seeing memphis lose a lot of games this season. Funny how none of their fans got on here to say anything...not a peep.
In reality, Kansas played very poorly IMO. I think they should have won by a lot more than they did. I do find it interesting how many times they brag on their program, but they are 0-9 against top ranked teams at all time. Not exactly Elite. They will struggle this year."

That was real class. That bubble-brained buffoon started this and wouldn't know a clue if it bite him in the rear and announced " I am a clue!!!" That was classless and uncalled for. You take shots at my team you WILL get it back. It was too easy though. If wit were spit marc's mouth would be drier than an African well during a drought. And this isn't your board Lame. As stated I will post what I wish here as long as I stay within the rules. I don't see your name as owner on this board.

G'day =)

I understood you until you started mocking the football team's coach...anyway.....but you should know when you come on another teams site that you are taking chances, but by all means, post as you wish....I wouldn't go on Memphis' site and talk with them because I'm not interested in the Tigers and their games... I would much rather talk about my team with my team's fans because their is a common interest there...THAT IS MY POINT!! AND I'm not saying that other team's fans aren't welcome...A lot of times they come on here and it doesn't turn out good with trash talking..I love to have civil discussions with ones that want to have civil discussion and not trash talking discussions....If they start trash talking, I will defend my team as any fan would...

AND I will say it again... I was understanding you until you started mocking the UT football coach especially when the discussion wasn't even about football.

..AND I never claimed to be owner of this site.

and good day to you as well...

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog:

I understood you until you started mocking the football team's coach...anyway.....but you should know when you come on another teams site that you are taking chances, but by all means, post as you wish....I wouldn't go on Memphis' site and talk with them because I'm not interested in the Tigers and their games... I would much rather talk about my team with my team's fans because their is a common interest there...THAT IS MY POINT!! AND I'm not saying that other team's fans aren't welcome...A lot of times they come on here and it doesn't turn out good with trash talking..I love to have civil discussions with ones that want to have civil discussion and not trash talking discussions....If they start trash talking, I will defend my team as any fan would...

AND I will say it again... I was understanding you until you started mocking the UT football coach especially when the discussion wasn't even about football.

..AND I never claimed to be owner of this site.

and good day to you as well...

need to add to my last post to bluevol:I have every right to be on here as well.

bluevol writes:

Yeah RockySlop, a 10 choice coach that is eating Minne Pearl's lunch recruiting and those listless Tigers played the #1 team in the country almost dead even. I guess beating UNC Ashville would be considered a moral victory or an immoral one despite the fact you won and considering the competition. Well It will be fun to see Hillbilly high choke, fall from the rankings every time they manage the top 10 and once again not get past the Sweet Sixteen, You know RockySlopRennie and tboretennessee, if your posts were intended as jokes, you forgot to include the punch lines. Any friend of yours is a lousy judge of character. Seriously, I've come across decomposing dog carcasses that are less offensive to the senses than you are. Maybe you wouldn't be such pea-brained palookas if you weren't so dense that light bends around you; if your weren't so fat that when you stand on the speaking scale, it screams “get the heck off!!!” or if you didn't have faces that could scare a hungry wolf off a meat truck. Who am I kidding? You would.

Have a wonderful day. :)

Vol_Fan_4_Life_615 writes:

First off to all the KY Mildcat fans. YOU HAVE FINISHED BEHIND CBP AND THE VOLS EVERY YEAR AND COME LEAGUE PLAY WHEN YOUR FRESHMEN FIGURE OUT THAT THE SEC ISNT THE MAC, YOU WILL FINISH BEHIND US AGAIN FOR THE 5TH YR IN A ROW!!!!!!! Enjoy your success while it still counts in the record books. 3 years till you go back on probation. God I love Calicrappy and all his cheating ways.

Secondly Scotty Hopson might be the most improved player in the country. Only thing about last night that wasnt great was i didnt get to hear John Ward say BOTTOMMMMMMMM over and over. This may be the best team we have ever had and i think it can make a run at the final 4. Just keep your heads down and take them one at a time. Its our year everyone else is playing for second.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

in response to knoxvilleCatFan:

No UT didn't suck tonight. What sucks is the fact that you have team ranked #10 and there might have been 6,000 people at the game. The official attendance was over 17,000. Where were the fans? Don't give me the excuse that they were playing UNC Ashville. A real program like UK gets over 20,000 to watch the blue/white game, exhibition games and regular season games against mid-majors. UT will not be taken seriously if you can not get the fans to the game. GO BIG BLUE!

I hate to agree with a cat man! However it's the team that wins not the fans.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

in response to bigorange61:

Kansas 57
Memphis 55

I'm not sure what you mean but UT played well tonight. Bring on Kansas. Bring on Memphis. Bring on the Atlanta Hawks....welll let's just stay SEC for now.

ctexorange writes:

Great Job Bruce and Team !! Its nice to read some good news about the Vols this week. GO Vols and CBP!!!

bluevol writes:

in response to ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog:

I understood you until you started mocking the football team's coach...anyway.....but you should know when you come on another teams site that you are taking chances, but by all means, post as you wish....I wouldn't go on Memphis' site and talk with them because I'm not interested in the Tigers and their games... I would much rather talk about my team with my team's fans because their is a common interest there...THAT IS MY POINT!! AND I'm not saying that other team's fans aren't welcome...A lot of times they come on here and it doesn't turn out good with trash talking..I love to have civil discussions with ones that want to have civil discussion and not trash talking discussions....If they start trash talking, I will defend my team as any fan would...

AND I will say it again... I was understanding you until you started mocking the UT football coach especially when the discussion wasn't even about football.

..AND I never claimed to be owner of this site.

and good day to you as well...

Uhhhhh, Lane, I never mocked the UT football coach. I never typed one word about him. I don't even know his name. I have zero interest in college football. Being a Memphis fan that comes in handy. Show me a post where I typed anything at all about football. As stated I retaliated only when marc_ash made that classes comment. I mean a team is gutted and has 7 scholarship players and he can't wait to see them lose. Seems cowardly and he likes to kick people when he thinks they're down. Well as demonstrated with Kansas even with just 7 scholarship players they are going to surprise a lot of people and next year we will be the ones laughing. But not at players that only have 7 players on their teams due to no fault of their own. And Lane maybe you wouldn't go to the Tiger boards and talk trash but plenty of your fellow UT fans do. It's non stop and it's UT only. Not even one school from Memphis' own conference, no UK fans, no KU fans after the game, just Vol fans.

bluevol writes:

in response to A_VOICE_OF_REASON:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Hey A_VOICE_OF_SLEAZIN, as demonstrated by the post below I see even your fellow Vol fans loathe you:
* November 17, 2009
* 10:06 p.m.
* Suggest removal
* Reply to this post

Chris4Vols22 writes:

"As I said on a different article, I can't wait for MorristownWILDCAT and A_VOICE_OF_SLEAZIN' to come on here and say that UT somehow sucked tonight..."

I won't say everybody hates you SLEAZIN but then again everybody hasn't met you.
And SLEAZIN a $10,000 bet on a chat-board to someone you don't know is the most moronic thing I've ever seen anyone post. That is just plain STUPID!!!!
Have a wonderful night. :)

bluevol writes:

in response to licknpromise777#651578:

Give me a break..I fail to see the relevance of a UT vs Memphis rivalry.If anything it's more a recruiting rivalry.. Only once or twice has the game really meant anything..Anybody with eyes can see that Pastner has done a great job and little has change in the quality of recruiting.Memphis will field another good team this year and even better the next..My only knock against the tigers is John C. arrogant attitude and even a tiger fan must admit that the C-USA conference is a joke which makes their win/loss record and 61 game streak not that impressive..Kudos to memphis for almost beating Kansas with 4 new starters and having the b#lls to play the game this early in the season. It's time to bury the hatchet and be proud our tennessee has 3 contenders in the NCAA

lick, I agree and was enjoying the posts and thinking how nice it was for once, no trashing going on then markazz has to make that ignorant posts about Memphis. This board was about a Vols victory over UNC Asheville. So why the idiot had to make that post is beyond me. But I am a Tiger fan 1st and like the Vols when their fans aren't trashing the Tigers. The idiot made that moronic posts that was irrelevant to this article and I will retaliate when my team is attacked.

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