Vols leading scorer Jordan McRae gets chance to redeem himself against No. 3 Florida

Tennessee guard Jordan McRae (52) beats Arkansas forward Coty Clarke (4) to a rebound during the first half at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Tennessee won 81-74. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee guard Jordan McRae (52) beats Arkansas forward Coty Clarke (4) to a rebound during the first half at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Tennessee won 81-74. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

After Jordan McRae buried six 3-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points against South Carolina on Saturday, he admitted what anyone who knows him had already assumed.

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wigmeister writes:

It is not just McRae. It is the whole team!

johnlg00 writes:

in response to wigmeister:

It is not just McRae. It is the whole team!

It wasn't ONLY him, but he had half of the misses of the whole back-court. Besides, Stokes and Maymon, IIRC, did fairly well, so as the leading scorer on the team, much of that loss WAS on him. How often have you seen it, when a guy takes a bad shot and a teammate commits a foul trying to rebound the miss? If a guy takes a GOOD shot from a location, at a distance, and at a time when his teammates expect him to take it, there is a good chance for an offensive rebound and putback. But if he takes one just because he thinks somebody has to, or because he wants to try to make up for a mistake elsewhere, everybody is in "scramble mode", which is when the cheap fouls and other screwups occur. The team can lose floor balance, and a simple missed shot turns into a fast-break dunk at the other end, often for an "and-1". I just hope Jordan isn't so jazzed to get his revenge that he plays out of control and out of the context of the offense.

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