Tennessee races to exhibition win over Carson-Newman

Exhibition showcases Warlick's plan

Tennessee's Bashaara Graves knocks the ball away from Carson-Newman's Kaitlyn Cupples during an exhibition game at Thompson-Boling Arena on Monday, November 4, 2013. Tennessee won 115-31. 
  
 (SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by Saul Young, 2013 Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee's Bashaara Graves knocks the ball away from Carson-Newman's Kaitlyn Cupples during an exhibition game at Thompson-Boling Arena on Monday, November 4, 2013. Tennessee won 115-31. (SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL)

Tennessee pulled back the curtain on its 2013-14 women’s basketball team Monday night.

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Comments » 3

Goodgriefcharliebrown writes:

Ah, the sacrificial lambs. What some schools will do for a pay check.

vettefool writes:

Between the lack of competition and the refs calling ticky-tack fouls on every possession, it was a difficult game to watch. I sure hope the rest of our games aren't called like this one. will put lady's basketball back into the dark ages. maybe go back to 3 on 3? is this what the women's game leadership really want?
also we need to replace our new public address announcer, I still have a headache from last night.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to vettefool:

Between the lack of competition and the refs calling ticky-tack fouls on every possession, it was a difficult game to watch. I sure hope the rest of our games aren't called like this one. will put lady's basketball back into the dark ages. maybe go back to 3 on 3? is this what the women's game leadership really want?
also we need to replace our new public address announcer, I still have a headache from last night.

Better get used to the "ticky-tack" fouls until the players and coaches adjust. You may have missed it, but there were actual changes in the rules over the summer that are intended to cut down on what most see as the excessively physical play in the game at all levels. These rules will be in effect for both men's and women's ball.

All coaches are aware of these changes and are attempting to coach the players accordingly, but this means that players have to change habits they have developed all their lives. It remains to be seen if the refs will continue to enforce the new rules rigorously and consistently as written, but for now it's going to take some getting used to. The good thing about the new rules is that both the UT men and women are blessed with good offensive players this year, which means other teams can't win by roughing them up either.

The intent is to open the game up and make it more fluid and higher-scoring. Average scores in college games have been in a steady decline for the last 20 years or more. The average score for college teams last year was the lowest since the last year before the shot clock and the 3-point line were both in effect.

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