Lady Vols 'burned' by Chiney Ogwumike in loss to Stanford

Tennessee’s Isabelle Harrison walks past Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike during the second half on Saturday. Tennessee lost to Stanford, 76-70.

Photo by Saul Young, 2013 Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee’s Isabelle Harrison walks past Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike during the second half on Saturday. Tennessee lost to Stanford, 76-70.

Lady Vols can’t contain Stanford’s star

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Comments » 12

DroopyDrawers writes:

Janet Tucker please! We have no one that can hit the 3 ball under pressure.
Simmons-5 for 18-- 1 for 6--- 3 ball
Massengill 4 for 13--1 for 4--- 3 ball
Missed 4 free throws in 2nd 1/2

Poor coaching at start of game. Time out should have called when it was 8-4 or 10-4 and we were up 4-0.

Play 5 at a time---no way they can get into flow of game the way Holly subs.

WaitUntilNextYear writes:

Full circle,
another underachieving over hyped group of spoiled Tennessee athletes that can't find a way to win on the road to truly be in the conversation as a legitimate championship contending program.
Another team that has entered the club of pathetic effort and Loserville on Lake Loudon Boulevard.
Haven't won in Palo Alto since 2005.
Simmons again failed to show up in a big must win game.
At no time was there any confidence the LV'S would find a way to win!

DroopyDrawers writes:

in response to WaitUntilNextYear:

Full circle,
another underachieving over hyped group of spoiled Tennessee athletes that can't find a way to win on the road to truly be in the conversation as a legitimate championship contending program.
Another team that has entered the club of pathetic effort and Loserville on Lake Loudon Boulevard.
Haven't won in Palo Alto since 2005.
Simmons again failed to show up in a big must win game.
At no time was there any confidence the LV'S would find a way to win!

You hit the spot. Simmons can not play in a pressure game. She had one assist, o blocks, o fouls, o turnovers, and 1 steal. Is that someone who plays defense.
The LV"S can't stop a middle school star. Graves and Carter are the only two along Ariel who does a so so job if distributing the ball.
Iszzy can't hit a lay-up.
Russell can't jump and she is not tough enough.
Burdick fouls a lot.
Reynolds is young.
Jones is a train wreck, waking and other turnovers. Play her on Defense without touches.

When Tucker gets here play 1 team of 5 and another of 5 so we can get into the flow.
Holly, you are not Pat and did an average job of coaching.

DroopyDrawers writes:

I forgot one thing when I was talking about 5 & 5. Bench Simmons and play Moore.
Play Graves, Russell, Ariel. Reynolds, and Burdick on one team and Tucker, Izzy, Moore, Jones, & Carter. Or just line them up anyway you want, just 5 & 5.

As I have said before, Holly subs too much and the LV's can't get into flow of game.

DroopyDrawers writes:

PS I am not a coach nor do I pretend to be one.

Just my opinion, and the last time I checked we still have Freedom of Speech.

MaxVolFan writes:

The substitutions has got to stop. Play your best 5! Wht is this so hard to do. Frustrated!

Goodgriefcharliebrown writes:

in response to DroopyDrawers:

PS I am not a coach nor do I pretend to be one.

Just my opinion, and the last time I checked we still have Freedom of Speech.

Ask Phil from Duck Dynasty about that and he was quoting the Bible. Also watch and see how many comments are removed by KNS staff. You're living in a fool's paradise.

ModelMaker writes:

The picture say's it all! Ogwumike is assuming the dominate posture and Harrison is assuming the passive posture. Harrison can not handle Ogwumike by herself but with Russell in there I think "together" (Graves, Harrison, and Russell) they could neutralize her. I think Massengale and Carter are good guards but you put them together and I think they could be great; all they need to do is put a lot of time in on their shooting and ball handling and do what ever Holly wants them too do. I agree with most of the posters on here that Holly needs to go with one starting five and stay with it. If you have to motivate, then you better learn how to do it. I don't think by starting the one that does the best in practice is going to get it done. When they play Notre Dame, is Holly going to start the player that practice's the best or is she going to start the player that she thinks gives the Lady Vols the best chance to win. If your going to motivate there has to be a better way. Some players you have to yell at and some you don't. Holly should make herself a rule; go with the best five player's that has a chance to beat Uconn and stay with that five for the rest of the year. Only rarely will she have to make an exception too that rule. You have to play your best five player's most of the game or your going to lose when you play a quality opponent.

underthehill writes:

in response to DroopyDrawers:

You hit the spot. Simmons can not play in a pressure game. She had one assist, o blocks, o fouls, o turnovers, and 1 steal. Is that someone who plays defense.
The LV"S can't stop a middle school star. Graves and Carter are the only two along Ariel who does a so so job if distributing the ball.
Iszzy can't hit a lay-up.
Russell can't jump and she is not tough enough.
Burdick fouls a lot.
Reynolds is young.
Jones is a train wreck, waking and other turnovers. Play her on Defense without touches.

When Tucker gets here play 1 team of 5 and another of 5 so we can get into the flow.
Holly, you are not Pat and did an average job of coaching.

A bit of over reaction here Droop..this is a good team and each player does have their strong and weak points..but when you have a player do what Ogwum did it falls on the coaching staff..only..they have not prepared the team properly..do I think this is a good coaching staff ..yes..they are doing a great job..and they will learn from this..

johnlg00 writes:

The LVs statistically took better care of the ball than they have at hardly any time so far this season. However, Stanford scoring 22 points off 14 turnovers indicates that many if not most of them were "live" TOs, i.e., bad passes or strips from ball-handlers, by far the most dangerous kind. However, they ALL count, and when your team is shooting poorly and the opponents are dominating the offensive board, they are almost impossible to overcome.

lonesome_dove writes:

Coach Holly - if your defense rotates correctly, you will have someone to block out on the backside. what a stupid comment.

CaptainPicard writes:

The reason why Stanford defeated the LVS but could not defeat UCONN is Stefanie Dolson. She did not allow Chiney O. to have her way. The LVS need Mercedes Russell to become Mercedes (Bill) Russell.

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