The Section 103 Postgame Report.

Discussion in 'Vols Hoops' started by hatvol96, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Well-Known Member

    1. If I'm an NBA GM, I'm finding a way to get Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on my team. He's not flashy. He is the best player in the country.
    2. Jarnell Stokes was a revelation today. He showed no fear and attacked UK's NBA frontline as if he were playing Bearden High.
    3. Kentucky has to get better play out of Marquis Teague. If they don't, they'll not meet their expectations.
    4. Tennessee missed a couple of open threes around the seven minute mark that would have made a huge difference. You've got to hit those to pull off a big upset.
    5. Kenny Hall and Jeronne Maymon held their own against a top flight opponent. Their recent play is reason for optimism going forward.
    6. Trae Golden took a couple of horrible shots in key situations. That said, I'm not going to get on him because those appeared to be set plays from the bench.
    7. I'm not sure who the participants in the halftime dunk contest were. That's probably because MTG was too busy screeching his And 1 act to actually give any information.
    8. Josh Richardson is fearless. He stood his ground at every turn today. His signing will turn out to be a real coup for Coach Martin.
    9. Having seen them live, I'm less confident Kentucky will be in New Orleans when it matters. They've got some inherent issues regarding who needs the ball at the end of the game that have to be resolved. Further, Terrence Jones must pick up his play for them to have a chance at the big prize.
    10. Overall, a good day for Tennessee basketball. This program is past moral victories. That said, between Stokes' debut and the effort everyone put forth, you can see what the Martin Era should look like.
     
  2. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    Good stuff, Hat. Agreed about Kidd-Gilchrist and Teague needing to play better on the offensive end for UK to cut down the nets. Teague, however, did a tremendous job on Golden today. His on ball defense is very impressive.
     
  3. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    Really like Richardson. Love the way he plays, and I think he makes just enough shots every now and then to think that's something he'll improve over time.
     
  4. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    If Martin can get one more key player for next year we might actually have a tourney team.
     
  5. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    Key point of the game, IMO. UT with a 4 point lead missed 3 open 3s in two possessions by their best shooters, UK gets a 3pt play on the other end. Misses happen, but it is a completely different game if those go down.

    What the hell is wrong with Jones? He went from lottery pick to dud.
     
  6. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    Jones is a head case that was overrated from the get go, imo. He can only go to his left hand, which, unfortunately, Woolridge decided to let him do with no real resistance. If you noticed, Maymon simply forced him to go off the left shoulder to the right hand, and he can't even get a shot off. And, he's a below average shooter that thinks he's Reggie Miller. Showed some promise last year, but his skillset hasn't improved at all this year.
     
  7. gorockytop101

    gorockytop101 New Member

    I see a little James Posey in Josh Richardson.
     
  8. Unimane

    Unimane Kill "The Caucasian"

    I had stated that this group of Wildcats isn't as good, so I agree with the assessment. I have no idea why Jones didn't go out last year with that weak group of players. We are still a solid PG away from being a very dangerous team.
     
  9. punkcat

    punkcat Member

    I just returned from the Hill and my first KY-Vols BB game. Very good game. I sat in the middle of the KY inbreds. I couldn't figure out why the guy next to me screamed about the refs the whole game? He cheered for KY for about 40 secs of the last minute. I can assure you all those that sat around me had never been to the KY campus.
     
  10. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    All they need to do is give a literacy test and it would keep out 90-percent of them.
     
  11. homefry20

    homefry20 New Member

    Thought Stokes was impressive yesterday. Always though he would contribute but didnt know he would be this effective out of the gate.
     
  12. kidbourbon

    kidbourbon Well-Known Member

    Davis is a force of nature.
     
  13. homefry20

    homefry20 New Member

    Funny, most of the UT fans here in Memphis have never been to Knox Vegas either. I dont care who youre a fan of but putting on a shirt and saying rah rah doesnt mean youre a fan. Make the effort to learn about the school/program and attend some games on campus. That shtt annoys me. Same can be said about lots of Alabama fans around here too.
     
  14. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    My standards for fandom are a little less strict. More of supporting the team through thick and thin than actually making your way to their campus. Tennessee didn't have any pro sports teams when I was growing up, so I just picked other teams to support for various reasons. Some of those I still support, watch, cheer for, even when they aren't any good. That makes me a fan, whether or not I actually make my way to their city. I don't see an important disanalogy here between professional and college teams
     
  15. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    Are these requirements for true fans, or do you have to meet these thresholds to be just a regular fan?
     
  16. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Well-Known Member

    Watching Kentucky tonight, it's pretty obvious UT played really well Saturday. Arkansas isn't good, but UK is making them look like a bad intramural team.
     
  17. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    We were very close to being 3-0 in the SEC. I can't believe I would have ever written or said that after losing to Austin Peay and squeaking by Asheville.
     
  18. homefry20

    homefry20 New Member

    Asheville is 7-0 in the SoCon.
     
  19. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Asheville doesn't play in the SoCon.
     
  20. homefry20

    homefry20 New Member

    Big South. I knew it was something like that. They lost one the other day but it looks like they will win that conference and at least look better on paper.
     

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