Mark Wiedmer: Martin's Vols putting it all together lately

Tennessee's Jarnell Stokes tries to get to the basket while defended by LSU's Johnny O'Bryant III, left, and Andrew Del Piero at Thompson-Boling Arena on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. 
  
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Photo by Saul Young, 2013 Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee's Jarnell Stokes tries to get to the basket while defended by LSU's Johnny O'Bryant III, left, and Andrew Del Piero at Thompson-Boling Arena on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. (Saul Young/News Sentinel)

KNOXVILLE — Heading into Tuesday night's Southeastern Conference road test at Tennessee, LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones liked what he saw on the stat sheets.

In conference games only, his Tigers were leading the league in 3-point defense. The Volunteers, on the other hand, were dead-last among the SEC's 14 schools in 3-pointers made.

But they don't play college basketball games on spreadsheets. They play them in glistening arenas such as UT's Thompson-Boling, where the Vols shocked both the Tigers and their calculating coach by hitting 10 of 15 triples -- including all six launched by junior guard Jordan McRae -- in a 82-72 UT win.

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Comments » 3

licknpromise777#651578 writes:

Nothing cures what ails a team like 55% shooting..We are reaping the rewards of recruiting big shooting guards..McRae draws a mismatch every game and no one can guard this guy..Ball movement has been good and it's led to tons of open looks for Jordan..The loss to GA now in retrospect looks pretty big..A win would have us at 8 and 5..We need to go down there and really lay the wood to the pups..Pope and Gaines continue to sneak that team by with hot shooting and the Vols need to stick that BS back in their face..Looking forward to that one

mocsandvolsfan writes:

Georgia's not the teams I'm worried about yet. One game at a time I guess. They won't let us play 2 or 3 a night I don't suppose. It would have been nice to play them all while we're hot!!

MAYBE we will! YOu can do it Big Orange.

Great job men!!

bUTch_please writes:

Keep playing, keep tuning. Win games to learn more how to win. Kick down the dance door by winning the tournament, to h**l with waiting on an invite.

Zo VOLS!

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