In desperate need of a win streak, the Tennessee men's basketball team has a few problems to solve

Six games left, and Vols 'just got to win'

Missouri's Earnest Ross (33) takes a shot over Tennessee's Jeronne Maymon during the second half at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo., on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Missouri won, 75-70. (Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/MCT)

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Missouri's Earnest Ross (33) takes a shot over Tennessee's Jeronne Maymon during the second half at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo., on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Missouri won, 75-70. (Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/MCT)

After he exited a sullen locker room Saturday, Jordan McRae addressed a Tennessee men’s basketball season on the brink.

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Comments » 10

magicbyswh#221420 writes:

Pitiful coaching leads to the NIT

slb1zellwood#1421797 writes:

They are like the football team was under Dooley you love them but they are hard to watch even when they manage to win.

atnvol#283282 writes:

Ben says, "The Vols tend to fray and fall apart when things get tight. In order to finish their season strong, the trend will have to change."

Yes they do, and there is no need of fretting over if they can win the remaining games. They most likely will be one in done in NCAA or NIT. Let's get this letdown season over with....they really are hard to watch. It's just plain sad.

hateNCloveTN writes:

this is not a team but a group of individuals whose scores at the end of the game are added together. that is the coaches fault!

irishcoffee writes:

the paly at the end of the game reminded me of buzzball. nothing. it is so frustrating to watch.

SMKY writes:

Chorus
All I want for April is a new head coach, a new head coach, a new head coach. (repeat)

slb1zellwood#1421797 writes:

It is sad when good honest people try and fail at anything they really love in life. Some of us were meant to Lead, some were meant to follow, and if you aren't in one of those two category's it is best for everyone if you would just get the heck out of the way. Are you listening Zo?

murrayvol writes:

I'll take #2.

Runaways are easy. Lot's of smiling, showboating, high fivery, and such. Close games are hard. They reveal the true character of a team (and it's coaching staff) or if a team even exists.

2-9 in single digit games is no accident. It's a trend.

gglardon50#417841 writes:

Get the florida coach. Pay him whatever he wants and sit back and watch the wins roll in

johnlg00 writes:

in response to hateNCloveTN:

this is not a team but a group of individuals whose scores at the end of the game are added together. that is the coaches fault!

They really do not seem to know or care very much about what the TEAM needs to do in these clutch situations. I generally have high regard for the way Jordan has evolved in his career, but he seems to feel that he has to make things happen for the team to win.

This may be true to some extent, but the team would be better off if he took the ball inside, either by himself or by passing into the post and then getting the ball back for a more open shot. If he just dribbles it around himself until he can launch one, he just draws the defense to him and he isn't good at passing out of trouble. He may eventually get a shot off, but it will be contested, and while he is looking for it, the other guys are standing around watching, so they can't really get after the rebound and are even flat-footed at getting back on defense.

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