Through a season of ups and downs, Tennessee men's basketball hopes its heart shined through

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Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin walks towards the bench during an NCAA Sweet 16 game against Michigan at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on March 28.

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ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin walks towards the bench during an NCAA Sweet 16 game against Michigan at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on March 28.

They hope you remember their heart.

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ctw1951#564568 writes:

Amen! The way they played in the tournament and never gave up when behind showed tremendous heart. A great Tennessee team to remember for they way they finished out.

wigmeister writes:

in response to ctw1951#564568:

Amen! The way they played in the tournament and never gave up when behind showed tremendous heart. A great Tennessee team to remember for they way they finished out.

Very proud of them. Their achilles heel were slow starts. If they could ave started faster, even in their last game, they might have won a few more. The season is over, and they did play hard at the end. Kudos to all, including coaches. Hope Stokes stays. He would be a great player to build around, and would raise his position for the NBA draft the following year. Still needs to perfect a 15 foot pull up jump shot for the pros.

Plasticman85 writes:

in response to wigmeister:

Very proud of them. Their achilles heel were slow starts. If they could ave started faster, even in their last game, they might have won a few more. The season is over, and they did play hard at the end. Kudos to all, including coaches. Hope Stokes stays. He would be a great player to build around, and would raise his position for the NBA draft the following year. Still needs to perfect a 15 foot pull up jump shot for the pros.

Agree about Stokes. If he comes out this year he is a mid to late 2nd round pick at best and my even go undragted depending on how mny underclassmen and European players are in the draft. If he comes back and develops the 15 FT jump shot he can play himself into a first round pick. If Cuonzo gets Rhett to play alongside Stokes, we could have a better frontcourt than we did this past season.

no1djkb#278630 writes:

Yes what a rollercoaster ride with a good ending. I have followed this team more than any other Vol team and I must say it has been fun and rewarding to see young boys become men. Being the father of two, I understand what it means to raise productive citizens. I get caught up sometimes with winning that I forget how the coaches have taught these young men to never give up and be the best you can be. Thanks coaches and players for representing the university and state with class.

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