John Adams: Kamiko Williams' value increases as UT advances
Published 3/31/2013 at 10:25 p.m. 11 comments
OKLAHOMA CITY — Tennessee’s advance to the Elite Eight was distinguished by a changing of the guards Sunday afternoon at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
John Adams: Lady Vols mission will require more improvement
Published 3/30/2013 at 4:30 p.m. 1 comment
OKLAHOMA CITY — College basketball is clearly distinguished by the regular season and postseason.
John Adams: In defense, strategy by Lady Vols was a success
Published 3/25/2013 at 11:24 p.m. 1 comment
Tennessee won one-on-one Monday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.
John Adams: Kamiko Williams' role needs no introduction
Updated 3/24/2013 at 8:56 p.m. 5 comments
Kamiko Williams’ last home game won’t have all the familiarity of home. The NCAA won’t allow it.
John Adams: Oral Roberts can't block UT's path to second round
Published 3/23/2013 at 7:27 p.m. 2 comments
The last thing Tennessee could have anticipated was a Baylor preview in the first round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.
John Adams: Falling short of potential not an option for Taber Spani
Published 3/22/2013 at 7:18 p.m. 6 comments
Don’t call Taber Spani a team player. The description shortchanges her.
John Adams: Pro Day isn't all about business
Published 3/20/2013 at 7:34 p.m. 4 comments
A slender woman in an orange jacket excused herself as she moved in between two onlookers at Tennessee’s pro day early Wednesday afternoon.
John Adams: Another celebration for first-year coach Holly Warlick
Published 3/18/2013 at 11:26 p.m. 9 comments
Holly Warlick had no complaints when the NCAA women’s basketball tournament field was announced Monday night.
John Adams: 'Bracketology' not an exact science
Updated 3/17/2013 at 11:56 p.m. 20 comments
There’s nothing cryptic about how to succeed in an NCAA basketball tournament. You survive and advance, we are told with numbing repetition.
John Adams: SEC membership no boon in basketball
Published 3/16/2013 at 7:03 p.m. 5 comments
A television interview with SEC commissioner Mike Slive quickly turned to football Friday night between SEC tournament basketball games.
John Adams: Vols lost their desperate edge when they needed it most
Published 3/15/2013 at 8:38 p.m. 8 comments
NASHVILLE — Cuonzo Martin declared his Tennessee team NCAA tournament fit after it knocked off Missouri in the last game of the regular season a week ago.
John Adams: Familiarity a plus for Vols in SEC tournament
Published 3/14/2013 at 11:14 p.m. 0 comments
NASHVILLE — Tennessee doesn’t begrudge Alabama its extra bye before today’s SEC tournament quarterfinal match-up.
John Adams: Vols can beat history and the field
Published 3/13/2013 at 6:26 p.m. 8 comments
NASHVILLE — Maybe this will be the tournament nobody wins.
John Adams: Taber Spani did everything she could in her increased role
Published 3/9/2013 at 8:46 p.m. 4 comments
DULUTH, Ga. — Texas A&M coach Gary Blair remembers the futility of trying to recruit Tennessee’s Taber Spani.
John Adams: Lady Vols' game plan includes fast pace, required ice baths
Published 3/8/2013 at 7:14 p.m. 3 comments
DULUTH, Ga. — Tennessee planned on celebrating its quarterfinal victory in the SEC women’s basketball tournament with an ice bath Friday afternoon.