Tennessee Basketball: Christmas Wish List for the Vols

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Tennessee Basketball: Christmas Wish List for the Vols
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On December 13th, the Tennessee Volunteers got a Christmas miracle.

After becoming the butt of jokes across college basketball (“Act your age, not your Tennessee basketball score.”), the Vols put up an astronomical 69 points on then 23rd ranked Wichita State.

And I mean “astronomical” as literally as I can possibly mean it. Tennessee’s offense was lurking around the “historically low” level in every possible statistic, but against the Shockers, the scoring turnaround was truly miraculous. The team shot just under 50 percent from the field and (gasp!) 80 percent from the foul line.

It felt like Cuonzo Martin was George Bailey giving out angel wings.

So with Christmas only a week away, here are three more miracles that will completely turn the Vols from punch line to contender.

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