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Will Tennessee beat Michigan in the NCAA tournament?

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Will Tennessee beat Michigan in the NCAA tournament?

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VOLDoll writes:

Hopefully we advance but if not hopefully Pearls azs will be long gone from Knoxville!

PeeEllthree writes:

UT is in the tourney? But one of Pearlmustgo's "FACTS" was that UT would not be in. Something is amiss.

oskie_score writes:

As I posted on another thread, like Tennessee's chances...good match up w/ Michigan. Play to their strengths/play their game = W. IMO.

kazoo writes:

in response to VOLDoll:

Hopefully we advance but if not hopefully Pearls azs will be long gone from Knoxville!

Yea, let's go back to be awful in basketball. Pearl is the best coach we've ever had. He has learned a lesson. Hamilton would be totally stupid to sack him.

WhitePineVol77 writes:

in response to kazoo:

Yea, let's go back to be awful in basketball. Pearl is the best coach we've ever had. He has learned a lesson. Hamilton would be totally stupid to sack him.

You gotta give up on VolDoll...after all, they are simply stuffed idiots anyway. Dolls, that is.

pdhuff#552644 writes:

Vols laying 1.5 to 2 on early line.

Who the hayel knows what team will show up, esp the 2nd half.

GBO

seadaddy writes:

in response to VOLDoll:

Hopefully we advance but if not hopefully Pearls azs will be long gone from Knoxville!

Voldoll,
I thought you were a troll,but after reading some of your older post,I see that you are really a very big Tennessee fan who just so happen to not like Coach Pearl for all the reason that you have named,so sorry about that.
I have to give you credit,you have called for Pearl to be fired for about two years now,atleast you don't change your opinion about him from game to game as some on this site do.
If he is fired,who do you think would replace him or who would you like to see replace him?

BleedN_OrangE writes:

hey vols fans....throwin a b-bque for michigan game...hot dogs and hamburgers for all....anyone who supports tn come on out and enjoy the party....all pearl trolls not welcome....ncaa shows up....i dunno who u are....but we gunna have sum fun nonetheless...............ps this was a sarcastic post....pearl trolls go home...we got a michigan game to look forward too and yes hes going to be on the sidelines...:)

Laydbakvol writes:

Michigan could be one of our those "last possession" games which have become our trademark. If the bounce goes our way and we end up playing Duke, I can see us going into the half with a double- digit lead because of their overconfidence. Unfortunately they'll make halftime adjustments and come back and probably blow us out of the water the second half. It's a long road to the sweet sixteen this year but stranger things have happened.

Outdated writes:

The VOLS have a chance to prove something and I for one think they will.. I want to see a 40 min team effort and I'll be OK with the outcome..and I think it is 99.9 that BP will be here...who else can put 20,000 in the stands???

ddt#1340890 writes:

in response to VOLDoll:

Hopefully we advance but if not hopefully Pearls azs will be long gone from Knoxville!

VolDoll must be uuuugggggglllllyyyy to want Mr Pearl gone. Best coach ever at UT. No one else has taken us to 6 straight bowl games. What about it Ugly Vol.

ddt#1340890 writes:

what u want to bet ugly voldoll will catch "bowl" games

ddt#1340890 writes:

ugly voldoll ignorant too

Southland writes:

Pearl is good but Mears was the best coach ever at UT If his health had held up and he had the support basketball does now he would have built them into a true power

RockyToptoNeyland writes:

if we advance, we will have to play duke, so in the end does it matter?

westknoxrepub writes:

in response to VOLDoll:

Hopefully we advance but if not hopefully Pearls azs will be long gone from Knoxville!

Yeah, let's fire Pearl and replace him with some random coach who makes the Sweet 16 this year. . .I mean forget history, this time would be different. . .right?

thevoice writes:

in response to seadaddy:

Voldoll,
I thought you were a troll,but after reading some of your older post,I see that you are really a very big Tennessee fan who just so happen to not like Coach Pearl for all the reason that you have named,so sorry about that.
I have to give you credit,you have called for Pearl to be fired for about two years now,atleast you don't change your opinion about him from game to game as some on this site do.
If he is fired,who do you think would replace him or who would you like to see replace him?

I'm not Voldoll, but I sure like Rick Byrd at Belmont. And, he's a UT alumnus.

westknoxrepub writes:

in response to thevoice:

I'm not Voldoll, but I sure like Rick Byrd at Belmont. And, he's a UT alumnus.

Um. . .coaching at Belmont with THAT schedule does not qualify anyone to coach at UT. When you're best win is Arkansas State and you play zero non-confrence road games outside of the state of Tennessee you're just not trying, and even with 30 wins, had they not won the A-Sun Tournament (which is also not hard to do) there would be a solid case to keep them out of the NCAA tournament. It would be Buzz Ball part 2.

midnite__VOL writes:

On this day in 44 BC in Rome during Ides Of March Madness Julius Caesar suffered a stunning 1st round defeat to 16th seed Brutus

mocsandvolsfan writes:

Ahhhhhaaaahahahahahaahhhhaaaahhhhhulp!

Sure...we will win.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to midnite__VOL:

On this day in 44 BC in Rome during Ides Of March Madness Julius Caesar suffered a stunning 1st round defeat to 16th seed Brutus

Yeah, but Brutus himself lost in the semi-finals to #1 seed Augustus, who beat #2 seed Marc Antony in the championship game!

Vol4EVA writes:

Go Vols!.....Beat Michigan!....I'll hang up and listen to your comments....

johnlg00 writes:

in response to Whatthehellsgoingonoutthere:

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HA! Good one!

JDL211 writes:

I only come here occasionally so I can watch your coach twist in the wind, but it's amazing how very little solid basketball is discussed here. It was a simple question. Will Tennessee beat Michigan in the NCAA tournament? Other than one post mentioning the vegas line, there was almost no actual discussion of the game. A total lack of insight into the game itself. You guys are going to spin yourself into butter over a bunch of nothing. I'm not a fan of either team, but I'll go first and let the carping begin. Michigan will beat Tennessee in a close game. Other than a horrible 2 week stretch in January Michigan had a decent year in a tough conference. They shoot better than UT and definitely take care of the ball better. UT rebounds the ball better, especially on the offensive end, but they don't convert those into enough free throws. Neither team defends particularly well. I think it comes down to Michigan finished the season on an up tick and UT was going the wrong direction. Other than Vandy twice they haven't beaten anyone very good in 2011.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

Actually if Williams grew a thick beard??? "Bluto" Williams. Nyaaa the other teams would just eat more spinach.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

Who's the naive poster above me? I guess Pitt and Villanova don't count? But you're right it's been a tuff year... a lot of tuff CLOSE games against top teams with some important wins that probably got us in.

bigdisbig writes:

in response to VOLDoll:

Hopefully we advance but if not hopefully Pearls azs will be long gone from Knoxville!

Why is it that you Pearl haters don't suggest someone who might replace him? If you want him gone then who do you think will do a BETTER job? I will give you the answer. NO ONE. You people are just angry idiots who live in glass houses. Evidently you people are without sin. Pearl screwed up ok? Get over it and get behind him OR go root for Vandy. They need all the help they can get.

jryevols#222657 writes:

Last year I was one of very few that actuall predicted Tennessee to make it to the final eight. No there will be those of you that will laught at this but when she comes down remember you saw it here , as you will be calling me for Vegas picks.
Remember that this true prediction is based upon BP having enough coaching logic to get Scotty out of the game early. Scotty will cost us a minimum of 14 points ( take that one to the bank ). Tennessee if BP subs correctly will beat Michigan 68 - 59. It will be very close and again the two that will stand out will be Harris and Williams..... now get ready to figure out who to laugh at the hardest , but I know for a fact that this will take place.... Article listed today in NC stated that Duke was already buying out all tickets and hotel spaces for the entire way to final 4. Most of the year no one gave the Vols a chance at the bigger name schools ,but we all know what happens..... UT will be blessed and favored upon to eliminate Duke , and turn the Basketball know-it-alls upside down distroying many brackets and having Vegas counting its new found coins...bookies will make a killing on this game.
Remember last year and how they didn't have a chance....one point from the final four. A new UT Team with motivaton beyond comparrison will emerge and UT shocks the basketball world a 71-67 winner over Duke.............. I will be back after the game

Take it to the bank

westknoxrepub writes:

in response to bigdisbig:

Why is it that you Pearl haters don't suggest someone who might replace him? If you want him gone then who do you think will do a BETTER job? I will give you the answer. NO ONE. You people are just angry idiots who live in glass houses. Evidently you people are without sin. Pearl screwed up ok? Get over it and get behind him OR go root for Vandy. They need all the help they can get.

They can't name anyone because there's nobody out there who will come in here and continue what Pearl has done. First off if you fire him now you're going to have to fight with Oklahoma, Providence, North Carolina State, Arkansas, Texas Tech and others for a coach, and all all of the above school's they're not following coaches who have just taken your team to the NCAA tournament six times in a row. Secondly ego's aren't going to allow coaches to come to a school where they are told constantly by the media and the PC squad they're playing third fiddle to women's basketball, something constantly reenforced by the fact they're playing on a basketball court named after the Woman's coach. Finally they're not going to come to a school that has fired 100% of the coaches, since the expansion to 64 teams or more, that have taken your team to the tournament after seasons where the team made the tournament.

They also like to repeat the lie that Pearl's only post season accomplishment before UT was the one sweet sixteen, when in fact he had 12 seasons of post season accomplishments that include a Division II National Title. They do so in order to pre-emtivly justify our next hire, because apparently in thier minds we just have to crapshoot and hope we get lucky with a mid major guy who "just needs an oppertunity" like Capel, Pelphrey, Grant, Barbee, Horn, et al.

shipperman#280095 writes:

And also, the other schools won't have probation like UT will because of Pearl

acworthdave writes:

I had never heard of Pearl before he came here. I certainly was not excited about the hire. Regardless of what happens, it was a great hire that brought many wonderful memories. I can only hope we hit the jackpot 2 hires in a row. I just wish I had the confidence it could will happen again.

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