- Jan 21, 2017
Buddy, right now the Vols are not the #1 team in the nation. They are there because they have not lost since Thanksgiving and not because they have looked like a #1 team. They have looked like anything but a #1 team in the nation. The best thing the Vols have found so far is that Bowden, and Bone have started taking their shots and gained more confidence. So that makes 4 or 5 players, if you count Turner (streaky so far not consistent ) that can score 10 and more every night. The great thing is that Bowden and Bone are actually consistent and have a good 2 point game if the 3 doesn't fall. Its a thing of beauty when they are all putting up their shots. But they will pay for some of the foolish things they have been doing when they pull out to a lead and get careless and play dumb ball.
All Tennessee has done since Thanksgiving is win, and that is what a good teams do. Since then Virg has lost twice, and once at home, since then Duke has lost at home to Syracuse, since then Mich has lost twice to unranked teams, since then KY has lost to Seton Hall & Bama.......both unranked teams, since then Gonzaga has lost twice........one of them to Tennessee.
Not sure in your opinion has looked like the number one team.........as everyone except for Tennessee has lost and most of them have lost to unranked teams or lost at home, or both (see Duke).