Tennessee Basketball: 3 Reasons, Besides Jarnell Stokes, to Feel Optimistic

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Tennessee Basketball: 3 Reasons, Besides Jarnell Stokes, to Feel Optimistic

Rarely will losing two games inject so much optimism into a major college basketball program.

But such is the case in Knoxville. Even after a heartbreaking loss to hated Kentucky, there’s renewed optimism in Cuonzo Martin and the Tennessee program for a chance (albeit slim) at an NCAA tournament bid.

So says Wildcats’ coach John Calipari, whose team of future NBA stars were pushed to the brink against the Vols Saturday.

“I don’t really care what their record it. Tennessee is an NCAA tournament team. Just win the games your supposed to when.” (Knoxville News Sentinel)

With new superstar Jarnell Stokes stealing headlines across the country for his impressive collegian debut, here’s three more reasons to feel optimistic after the Vols’ 1-2 start in the SEC.

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