Jeronne Maymon arrives late, along with Vols defense, in 84-63 win against Tennessee Tech

Tennessee Tech's Javon Mckay (5) tries to block a shot by Tennessee's Jeronne Maymon (34) on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville. UT won the game 84-63. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess

Tennessee Tech's Javon Mckay (5) tries to block a shot by Tennessee's Jeronne Maymon (34) on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville. UT won the game 84-63. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

Jeronnne Maymon got off to a slow start Saturday morning.

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johnlg00 writes:

Stokes and Richardson were spot-on with their comments. I would like to see the Vols come out against Wichita State in a full-on full-court press. Maybe that would get them off the schneid a little earlier. Even if WSU gets a couple of easy buckets off of the press, it would at least speed up the game and hopefully get the Vols' adrenaline flowing from the jump. That tendency toward slow starts will absolutely kill them this year as the competition gets better. It has already caused them to lose two winnable games. They absolutely can't afford to lose any more like that.

no1djkb#278630 writes:

in response to johnlg00:

Stokes and Richardson were spot-on with their comments. I would like to see the Vols come out against Wichita State in a full-on full-court press. Maybe that would get them off the schneid a little earlier. Even if WSU gets a couple of easy buckets off of the press, it would at least speed up the game and hopefully get the Vols' adrenaline flowing from the jump. That tendency toward slow starts will absolutely kill them this year as the competition gets better. It has already caused them to lose two winnable games. They absolutely can't afford to lose any more like that.

Honestly partner, I don't think the guys need to press starting the game. This team is full of upper classmen, they should understand what it means to be in the game from the start. You know maybe their commitment to being better offensively is hurting them on defense. If that is the case, they need to find a way to balance the two. They are a MUCH MUCH better team offensively. I am looking forward to this coming weekend

johnlg00 writes:

in response to no1djkb#278630:

Honestly partner, I don't think the guys need to press starting the game. This team is full of upper classmen, they should understand what it means to be in the game from the start. You know maybe their commitment to being better offensively is hurting them on defense. If that is the case, they need to find a way to balance the two. They are a MUCH MUCH better team offensively. I am looking forward to this coming weekend

I surely don't KNOW if starting out in a press is the way to go or not. IIRC, Pearl's teams often had the same problem. I have often thought that both Pearl's and Martin's teams just warmed up in too lackadaisical a fashion. They just walk through the layup lines and casually toss up shots that they ought never to take in a game. Nobody throws real passes like they should throw in a game. They just seem to give off a vibe like, "Ho hum, somebody wake me up when the game starts." Some people thought Mears was just a showman with the elaborate pre-game warmup shows his teams were famous for, but I don't recall them ever just easing themselves into the games the way the more recent teams have.

no1djkb#278630 writes:

in response to johnlg00:

I surely don't KNOW if starting out in a press is the way to go or not. IIRC, Pearl's teams often had the same problem. I have often thought that both Pearl's and Martin's teams just warmed up in too lackadaisical a fashion. They just walk through the layup lines and casually toss up shots that they ought never to take in a game. Nobody throws real passes like they should throw in a game. They just seem to give off a vibe like, "Ho hum, somebody wake me up when the game starts." Some people thought Mears was just a showman with the elaborate pre-game warmup shows his teams were famous for, but I don't recall them ever just easing themselves into the games the way the more recent teams have.

Well man now that you put it that way, maybe they should press. YOU are making a lot of sense. With them having to focus and spend some energy pressing, it might get them in the game quicker. I am not a basketball guru like yourself. I like the game a lot but I only played pick up basketball. I was a football/wrestler guy:). I wonder if Coach Martin will try that. You know he does sometimes press during the game to pick up the pace. Why not try it at the beginning.

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