KNOXVILLE — How many times have you heard it, regardless of the sport? Games aren't won on game day.
Games are won when no one's looking. When most aren't working. When only the strongest thrive.
So even though Tennessee officially beat Missouri 64-62 in Thompson-Boling Arena late Saturday afternoon -- even though it was a victory so important as to have UT coach Cuonzo Martin quickly declare of his Volunteers' NCAA tournament chances, "I think the job is done," after their 19th win of the season -- the real seeds for this victory were likely sown in morning's earliest light over the past month or so.
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