KNOXVILLE — One game into the Southeastern Conference portion of Tennessee's basketball schedule and the Vols' most valuable player is already crystal clear.
It's Jeronne Maymon, who isn't going to play a minute all winter, his left knee too slow to recover from surgery to give it a try this season.
So even though Maymon didn't score a single point or grab a solitary rebound in Wednesday night's 92-74 loss to Ole Miss, his absence was again sorely felt.
And without him the Vols are increasingly looking like a team incapable of making so much as a deep NIT run, much less capturing an NCAA bid.
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