NASHVILLE - The date was Feb. 6, and Tennessee’s Vols were on the bubble.
The NIT bubble.
UT had just lost back-to-back games and fallen to 11-10 overall and 3-6 in the SEC. The wheels were coming off. The Vols were headed nowhere.
But Cuonzo Martin didn’t flinch. His players didn’t, either.
The result: eight wins in the last nine games and a resume that should get the Vols into the NCAA Tournament as an at-large entry.
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