1. Tennessee Basketball: Cuonzo Martin Continues to Heavily Recruit Memphis Players

    It seems Memphis basketball coach Josh Pastner’s threats to end the Tigers rivalry with Tennessee because of recruiting has fallen on deaf ears...

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  2. NBA Draft 2012: The Tragedy of Undrafted Underclassmen

    Scotty Hopson was equally transcendent and maddening in his three years at Tennessee. Along with Tobias Harris, Hopson was the crown jewel of former Vols coach Bruce Pearl’s ...

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  3. NBA Playoffs: The Rise of Small Market Teams

    San Antonio and Oklahoma City should definitely expect a Christmas card from David Stern this year. With team owners like Dan Gilbert breathing down his neck, Stern and the rest ...

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  4. College Basketball: Does the NCAA See Players as Students or Commodities?

    By the end of the day on April 19, Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan stood knee deep in the smoldering ashes of a PR firestorm...

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  5. Tennessee Basketball: Profile of 3-Star Recruit Derek Reese

    Tennessee will not lack in the small forward/wing position next season. Joining fellow recruit D’Montre Edwards and redshirt freshman Quinton Cheivous, coach Cuonzo Martin ...

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  6. Tennessee Basketball: Pat Summitt's Legendary Career Will End in Tragedy

    “I often times tell our players, ‘It’s never as great as it seems. Nor is it as bad.’” With Shakespearean irony, Pat Summitt ’s words from her ...

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  7. Tennessee Basketball: Former Vol C.J. Watson Replaces MVP, Saves Win over Miami

    Tennessee basketball isn't known for filling NBA rosters with All-Stars...or even bench players. In fact, only five players have successfully made the jump from Knoxville to draft day in 20 years...

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  8. Tennessee Basketball: Profile of JUCO Signee D'Montre Edwards

    Drawing comparisons to former Vol top scorer/headache Scotty Hopson probably won’t get Tennessee fans lined up for season tickets, but coach Cuonzo Martin’s junior college ...

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  9. Tennessee Basketball: Andy Katz of ESPN Has the Vols in Initial Preseason Top 25

    Cuonzo Martin and the Tennessee Vols drew high praise around the SEC for their unexpected success in 2012, but the team’s potential is now drawing national attention...

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  10. Kentucky Basketball: The NCAA Throws Passive Aggressive Bombs Against UK

    NCAA president Mark Emmert must hate John Calipari the way David Stern hates Mark Cuban. Aside from avoiding sanctions in the aftermath of his time at UMass and Memphis, Coach ...

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  11. NCAA Tournament 2012: Kentucky's Win Just a Part of the SEC's Dominance

    The SEC’s stranglehold on American college sports has reached a new level. With the Kentucky Wildcats earning its eighth NCAA men's basketball title, the SEC now boasts six current champions, with an overwhelming dominance in several sports...

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  12. Tennessee Basketball: Profile of 3-Star Signee Armani Moore

    Tennessee got a much-needed shot in the arm to its inconsistent and erratic backcourt. Coach Cuonzo Martin landed another top recruit in combo guard Armani Moore of Mount Paran Academy (Kennesaw, Ga...

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  13. Kansas vs Kentucky: Louisville Reveals Weakness in Wildcats Front Line

    The Louisville Cardinals made Kentucky look more like underclassmen and less like NBA first-rounders. Against Gorgui Dieng’s post presence and a relentless defense, the Wildcats ...

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  14. Tennessee Basketball: Cuonzo Martin Releases Freshman for 3-Star Recruit

    Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin made good on his warning to his team in January. In order to make room for recently committed Armani Moore ( Kennesaw , GA), Martin released ...

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  15. NCAA Tournament: Low Post Play Dominates Thursday's Action

    Even without Anthony Davis, John Henson and the Zeller brothers in action, games were won and lost in the paint Thursday night. It's where Michigan State ran into Gorgui Dieng, Louisville’s 6’11” roadblock...

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  16. Tennessee Basketball: The Vols' Biggest Weakness Going into Next Season

    If you’re searching for the weakest link in Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin’s chain, look no further than the shooting stats for the Vols’ guards in the team’s three final games: March 9 versus Ole Miss: 14 of 49 from the field...

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  17. Tennessee Basketball: The Vols' Success in 2012 Sets the Stage for 2013

    Coach Cuonzo Martin’s first year with Tennessee was always about next season. Tournament talk started rising after the win at Florida to sweep the season series, and even ...

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  18. Tennessee Basketball: The Vols Late Season Surge Continues with Win over LSU

    With expectations low to begin the season and lower still after a 1-4 start in conference play, the surprising Tennessee Volunteers have fought their way to a fourth-place tie in the SEC...

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  19. College Basketball: Great Teams Are a Thing of the Past

    Kentucky should win the national title not because they are head and shoulders above all the other great teams in the country, but because they are the only great team in the country...

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  20. Tennessee Basketball: Why UT's Helter Skelter Backcourt Must Become Facilitators

    Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin may never wear another bow tie again after his team’s crushing defeat at Alabama on Saturday, but the loss will prove to be a powerful reminder of how the Vols turned their season around...

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  21. Tennessee Basketball: The Vols Are Legit Threats to Win Out

    With a three game win streak capped off by a second win over top-10 ranked Florida, Tennessee has a legit chance to win out the regular season. At the heart of this turnaround is drastically improved play from the Vols biggest weakness...

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  22. SEC Basketball: 5 Player of the Year Candidates Not Playing for Kentucky

    At the midpoint of the conference season, John Calipari ’s team of lottery picks has dominated the SEC Player of the Year conversation...

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  23. Tennessee Basketball: Jeronne Maymon Is Sneaking into the SEC Elite

    Almost unnoticed, Tennessee junior Jeronne Maymon has edged his way into the top frontcourt players in the SEC after his sixth double-digit scoring performance in as many conference games...

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  24. Tennessee Basketball: Cuonzo Martin Sends a Warning Shot

    In their overtime loss at Georgia on January 18, Tennessee’s backcourt players shot a combined 11-for-35 from the floor and just two-of-13 from beyond the arc...

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  25. 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...

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