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All Roads Lead to Mizzou

Written by: Paul Bristol (@PaulBristol1) Once again, Volnation is left with the timeless question... Is Tennessee going bowling? This roller coaster of a season has left the Vols with five wins and two games left to play. The opponents remaining on the Vols’ schedule have been giving Tennessee fits within this decade. Kentucky, who Tennessee defeated in Neyland, was coming off of their second loss of the season against the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs and they are folding in the month of November once again.   Since head coach Mark Stoops was hired on at Kentucky, the month of November has not been kind to him. Stoops and the Wildcats have lost 17 out of the 22 games towards the back end of the regular season. The Wildcats have not beaten Tennessee in Neyland since 1984. Despite being ranked 11th entering Neyland Stadium last week, the Vols were able to shut them down 24-7, putting them closer to bowl eligibility. The Vanderbilt Commodores have been doing their best Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde impersonation after starting out the year strong with two blow out wins over MTSU and Nevada. However Vanderbilt and head coach Derek Mason have lost four out of the last five games them have played in 2018. The team left on the Vols’ schedule that Tennessee does not hold a winning record over is the Missouri Tigers. Missouri made their first appearance in the Southeastern Conference in the year 2012. The Tigers recorded two SEC wins that year. One of their two wins came against Tennessee in a nail biter, with a score of 51-48, in Knoxville. Since then, Missouri has a winning record of 4-2 over the Vols and they have [...]

All Roads Lead to Mizzou2018-11-17T13:01:21+00:00

Vols Weather Early Storm To Win Season Opener

Written by: Jake Wallman (@WallmanE75)  Tennessee played its second Southern Athletic Conference opponent in Lenoir-Rhyne on the season Tuesday night inside Thompson-Boling Arena and they would learn fast that this team was no Tusculum.  In the first nine minutes of the game things went back and forth with the teams trading some early blows. Lenoir-Rhyne even held a slim 3-2 lead when Djibril Diallo hit a three pointer just two minutes in. Every time it was the Vols hitting a shot, the Bears found a way to answer. KNOXVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 06, 2018 - Guard Jordan Bowden #23 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears and the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics Tennessee hit a three to make it 9-3, but Lenoir-Rhyne hit a three of their own moments later and made it 9-6. The Vols went back down the floor and Jordan Bowden hit a three to bring the lead back to six, but then the Bears would hit another three of their own and it was back to a three-point game. It looked as if Tennessee was starting to pull away as the lead stretched to 20-12 when Lenoir-Rhyne came out of nowhere and made it a one possession game again. That’s when Rick Barnes had seen enough and called a timeout. “What we talked about the way we were playing defense, you know careless. We were playing hard, there’s no doubt I thought we were playing hard. But we weren’t playing smart, we were running guys off the line we weren’t supposed to when we didn’t have too,” said Barnes.    This was a timeout that the [...]

Vols Weather Early Storm To Win Season Opener2018-11-07T02:38:23+00:00