Sun. May 26th, 2019

Grant Williams

It’s…Basketball Time In Tennessee?

Tell me the last time you heard a SEC fan talk about the University of Tennessee recently other than to yap about how they have a terrible football team? First off, we’re working on the football thing okay! Second, all Tennessee athletics have been known for in the last 30 years are the Lady Vols basketball team (on an extremely smaller scale) and college football. The 2018-2019 season, however, has proved to be a season where the new era of Tennessee athletics will be taking over. This article is going to catch everyone up to speed on how Tennessee Basketball went from something you only watched in March (if they were good enough that season) to now having a legitimate reason for blasting Rocky Top in the spring. Continue Reading!

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Recapping Week 3 of College Basketball: Duke Goes Down, Kansas Outlasts Tennessee, Next Week’s Best Games, and More!

Auburn Makes Duke Look Mortal

Before Duke was beaten by Gonzaga the next night, Auburn made them look like they definitely weren’t unbeatable.  Duke won 78-72 but Auburn definitely could have won.  If I were an Auburn fan I would have been extremely frustrated.  Auburn could have pulled off a memorable upset but didn’t because they didn’t box out, threw dumb alley-oops, and tried to match Duke’s style of play.  Nobody has the athleticism to come close to beating Duke at their own game.

Despite these repeated mistakes, the Tigers still looked good.  Jared Harper proved that he is among the best point guards in the country.  He’s an excellent shooter and passer and finished with 22 points and 6 assists while shooting 6-10 from three-point range.  Austin Wiley impressed me off the bench.  The junior center played physical and put up 17 points and 9 rebounds in just 19 minutes. Continue Reading!