Basketball

Bruce Pearl ‘wasn’t surprised’ Cuonzo Martin left UT Vols

Bruce Pearl ‘wasn’t surprised’ Cuonzo Martin left UT Vols

on April 19, 2014, 6:09 AM / in Basketball, News, Sports, State News

by Patrick Brown / timesfreepress KNOXVILLE — The timing of Cuonzo Martin’s move to California this week — two weeks after it appeared he would remain Tennessee’s basketball coach — came as a surprise. Martin’s decision to leave the Volunteers, though, wasn’t as much of a surprise to some folks, including Tennessee predecessor Bruce Pearl, who was hired at Auburn last […]

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Tennessee heads into Sweet 16 game

Tennessee heads into Sweet 16 game

on March 28, 2014, 7:19 AM / in Basketball, News

Tennessee vs. Michigan in the NCAA tournament’s round of 16 Where: Indianapolis When: Tonight at 7:15 Eastern Standard Time For just the seventh time in more than 100 years of basketball, the Volunteers will play in the NCAA tournament’s round of 16 tonight against Michigan, the regular season champions of the Big Ten Conference. Tennessee is having its best season […]

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Louisville wins national championship

on April 9, 2013, 6:26 AM / in Basketball, Sports

Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Pitino became the first coach to win national titles at two schools when relentless Louisville rallied from another 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night. All this on the same day Pitino was announced as a member of the latest Hall […]

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Basketball…. Thursday Night

on March 29, 2013, 7:54 AM / in Basketball, Sports

Can you image it being anything other than quiet in the Indiana Hoosiers’ locker room, an awkward sort of silence punctuated by the loudly clicking cameras and the most hated and pointless question “How does it feel?” and the hushed answers that can come only from a team that fell far short of its lofty expectations. The losing team locker room is […]

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The Sweet 16

The Sweet 16

on March 25, 2013, 7:21 AM / in Basketball, Sports

  ‘College basketball is a game of joy, but as of late, all the joy seems to have been sucked out of it. Scoring is at its lowest point in decades. Coaches over-coach so much that point guards tentatively look to their benches before every offensive play, slowing the game to a snail’s pace. The NCAA and its Nurse Ratched-like […]

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Duke hammers UNC from the opening tip

Duke hammers UNC from the opening tip

on March 11, 2013, 7:59 AM / in Basketball, Sports

This latest Battle of the Blues didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all. Duke scored the game’s first 14 points and never looked back Saturday in rolling to an impressive 69-53 victory over rival North Carolina at the Smith Center. Seth Curry did most of the early damage by scoring 18 of his 20 points in […]

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OUTTA MY WAY

OUTTA MY WAY

on March 8, 2013, 8:02 AM / in Basketball, Sports
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