But the first-year UT coach listed a number of factors he hopes to have corrected before the Vols (12-12, 4-5 SEC) tip off against No. 8-ranked Florida (19-5, 7-2) today (TV: WVLT, 4 p.m.) in Gainesville, Fla.
"I think it's making the extra pass, playing inside-out and not turning the ball over, more than anything," Martin said Friday. "You don't want to get behind and play catch-up, because you get a tendency to shoot after one pass and get the ball up quickly when you're down big."
As for how Martin manages the trip, he said the script will remain the same, for at least one more game.
"We'll arrive tonight (Friday), go to the hotel and watch film as a team, eat dinner as a team and meet with the team chaplain, just like always," Martin said. "We'll get up and have team breakfast, and then we'll go to their gym for a team shoot-around session. We try to get an hour-and-a-half block, but for sure an hour."
Tennessee is trying to avoid its longest road losing streak since the 2003-04 Vols dropped nine in a row on the road — including all eight in the SEC — under former coach Buzz Peterson.
Tennessee performed admirably in a 62-58 road loss at Mississippi State on Jan. 12, but road losses to Georgia, Vanderbilt and Kentucky have left much to be desired.
"You look at Georgia, we had open shots we didn't make and turnovers," Martin said. "At Vanderbilt, we had quick turnovers and got down big early.
"In (non-conference games at) Oakland and the College of Charleston, we just weren't a very good team, we were still finding our way."
The numbers show that UT turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per game in opponents' gyms but just 12.7 times in home games.
Shooting numbers vary from player to player: Trae Golden shoots a better percentage from 3-point range on the road (43 percent) than at home (30 percent), as does Jordan McRae (36 percent road, 34 percent home) and Renaldo Woolridge (47 percent road, 33 percent home).
The opposite is true for Cam Tatum (22 percent road, 40 percent home), Josh Richardson (7 percent road, 36 percent home) and Skylar McBee (23 percent road, 47 percent home).
"I think it's confidence; we just have to know we can make those same shots on the road," said McBee, who's coming off a career-high 18-point performance in UT's 69-57 home win over South Carolina on Wednesday.
"I think we have played a little different on the road," he said. "We're a little more hesitant; it's like we think the possessions will be limited so we don't take as many shots as we do at home."
Martin has said he wants his team to be more deliberate on the road, making five or six passes before shooting instead of three or four.
"You've got to grind it out," Martin has said.
Golden, who predicted "a good night for the Vols" the day before UT scored a 67-56 win over Florida in both teams' SEC opener on Jan. 7 in Thompson-Boling Arena, said he's once again confident.
"We have to play one of our best games, but I think we're ready," Golden said. "We just have to make sure we control the tempo down there and not turn the ball over."
Stokes Questionable: Martin said Friday that it will be a game-time decision if freshman Jarnell Stokes plays.
"We'll ask the doctor, and see what he says," Martin said.
Stokes suffered a sprained right hand in Tuesday's practice and dressed but did not play in UT's win over South Carolina.
Martin did not discuss the details of how Stokes got injured other than saying "it was a physical practice with guys getting after it."
Stokes had a soft cast on his hand during Thursday's practice and was limited to non-contact work.
Martin said Stokes isn't expected to have his hand in a cast today.
Mike Griffith covers Tennessee men's basketball. Follow him at http://twitter.com/MikeGriffith32