By Ben Frederickson Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel DAYTON, Ohio – The Tennessee men’s basketball team’s starting five chatted and chuckled as they approached the stage on Tuesday. Earlier, three Iowa players had taken the same seats without a peep. That trip to the Bahamas seemed so long ago. When the Vols (21-12) and Hawkeyes (20-12) meet […]
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The moment Selection Sunday reveals the included and excluded for the NCAA Tournament, it’s an exercise in Mach 1, March reactions. What about this seed? What about that matchup? This team’s a sleeper. That one’s a fraud. So what does that gray matter spilling out between the Mississippi and Missouri rivers signal about the fast-approaching […]
By Ben Frederickson Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel Cuonzo Martin joked that he invited his team to his house for Sunday’s NCAA tournament selection show as a precaution. “That way, if I got bad news, I could fall in my bed,” the third-year Tennessee men’s basketball coach said. Iowa men selected to first NCAA Tournament since 2006, […]
SCOUTING THE TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS RECORD: 21-12, 11-7 in SEC (fourth); 44th in NCAA RPI, 11th in schedule strength (per ESPN) Iowa men selected to first NCAA Tournament since 2006, but there’s a catch QUICK STATS: Tennessee is in the middle of the Southeastern Conference in scoring, ranking seventh in the 14-team league at 71.3 points per game. […]
By David Climer Nashville Tennesseean columnist NASHVILLE – For the record, the NCAA insists this is a first-round game, not a play-in game. With that in mind, it’s official: In a bracket-or-bust season, Cuonzo Martin coached his Tennessee Vols into the NCAA Tournament. But is that good enough for Martin to keep his job? I’ll […]