Vols embracing underdog role in matchup with Wichita State

Tennessee's  Jeronne Maymon (34) talks with teammate Jarnell Stokes (5) during a timeout against Tennessee Tech 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's Jeronne Maymon (34) talks with teammate Jarnell Stokes (5) during a timeout against Tennessee Tech on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville. UT won the game 84-63. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

WICHITA, Kan. — They, along with the rest of the nation, watched Wichita State run. There went the team Tennessee beat, into the NCAA tournament and beyond.

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Volborn writes:

I just don't see Vols winning this one. Hopefully they prove me wrong. Predition: WSU 71-UT-56

johnlg00 writes:

in response to Volborn:

I just don't see Vols winning this one. Hopefully they prove me wrong. Predition: WSU 71-UT-56

It could be closer than that unless Stokes gets in early foul trouble, but as for winning, like you, I will just have to see it before I can believe it. I am a Vol fan for life and a Martin fan, but he NEEDS this win on so many levels.

WaitUntilNextYear writes:

Losers,
just like the football team they find a way to lose ugly.
Hubbs isn't a 5* player.

RoadTrip writes:

I agree - there is nothing 5* about Hubbs. This team lacks a true center/shot blocking presence and as a result will muddle along like they have the past couple of years. Not looking good for Zo. He's had 3 recruiting classes to get what he needed on that roster. They only have one scorer and he was recruited by Bruce.

Hope Bruce is on Hart's speed dial. If a wiener roast followed by a lie that Bruce confessed is worthy of that kind of NCAA reaction; times sure have changed in a very short period with Haith still coaching at Mizzou with much worse violations from his days at the U. So let's rub it in the NCAA's face by bringing back a winner.

facultyman writes:

UT could win if Stokes sat on the bench. I don't think he could tip the ball in if he were standing over the rim. He seems to be a foul magnet.

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