I'm sorry... this picture never gets old to me. I'm sure they're good people.
Please guard Lofton from outside. I'm begging the team for this.
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Let's start with Lofton... 49% FG and 43% from 3 point land. Ewwww. Somehow, someway we need to get a hand in his face. I'm guessing Gee gets the job of covering him.... Riley is also a possibility. Between the 2 of them I hope we can hold him to under 20. We shall see about that. Next is Chism. He's only averaging 9PPG, but lately he's become more of an inside presence (see Kentucky game). I think Hendrix can take care of him. Lastly, the Smiths (JuJuan and Ramar)... containment by Steele/Hollinger/Gee would be nice. If anything I'd let them try to beat us.
- .450 FG, .366 3PT FG, 66% FT (inflated by Lofton and JuJuan Smith)
- Rebound margin of -1.2
- 15 turnovers a game
Hendrix should have his way inside and if Davidson can do the same I have a good feeling about this game. Steele seems to be coming around and I like the bench play of Riley, Jemison, and Tubbs. Maybe we'll see some of Coleman (DNP last game, but logged about 15 minutes the game before... huh). Tennessee is coming off a beatdown at South Carolina so I'm thinking they might be angry. It's in Knoxville so it'll be a tough task to squeak out a win.
Prediction- both teams need this game... UT for their NCAA hopes and us to solidify them. I'm going with the team wanting to solidify an NCAA berth. Alabama 81-78 as I down a case of premium Red Dog beer.
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