Mark Wiedmer: Are Vols just good enough to fall short?

Kentucky forward Julius Randle (30) and Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes (5), center, struggle for a rebound while Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon (34), looks on during the first half at University of Kentucky's Rupp Arena in Lexington on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Tennessee lost 74-66. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Kentucky forward Julius Randle (30) and Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes (5), center, struggle for a rebound while Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon (34), looks on during the first half at University of Kentucky's Rupp Arena in Lexington on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Tennessee lost 74-66. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

Cuonzo Martin discusses the Vols' 74-66 loss to Kentucky

LEXINGTON. Ky. — The late Tennessee basketball coach Ray Mears once said of a particularly frustrating player, "He's just good enough to get you beat."

Six decades later, one must begin to wonder if the current Volunteers team doesn't mirror that remark.

Saturday afternoon inside Rupp Arena, Kentucky coach John Calipari said, "That's a good team. Tennessee is not going to lose many in our league. They're really physical."

He quickly added, "I'm just happy we don't have to see them again until tournament time possibly, and I hope we don't see them there."

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jone8191#247590 writes:

Is it just me or does it seem like this team is having no fun. In the first 15 minutes at UK, the Vols played close to a perfect half. They had the Cats ducking for cover. But....there was no jumping around, no celebrating. The Bruise Brothers, very effective in this game, seemed more like they were going to the dentist than hanging a loss on Kentucky. No emotion, no enthusiasm, no nothing. And when Kentucky led at halftime after the Vols had played close to a perfect half, every person in the Volunteer State knew where this one was going. BBB!!!

Volborn writes:

Just good enough to lose like an uninspired team.

wigmeister writes:

in response to jone8191#247590:

Is it just me or does it seem like this team is having no fun. In the first 15 minutes at UK, the Vols played close to a perfect half. They had the Cats ducking for cover. But....there was no jumping around, no celebrating. The Bruise Brothers, very effective in this game, seemed more like they were going to the dentist than hanging a loss on Kentucky. No emotion, no enthusiasm, no nothing. And when Kentucky led at halftime after the Vols had played close to a perfect half, every person in the Volunteer State knew where this one was going. BBB!!!

They have taken on their coaches personna.

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