The impossible has happened. In a move that would make Paris Hilton proud (get it? scoring on the road? no? ok, fine), the BasketVols were able to fight off the Hogs of Arkansas, bringing the win total to the respectable, but still too young to gamble, number of 20. The win even caught the Vols off guard as Bruce Pearl was overheard muttering something about Chris Lofton not playing being the reason for the loss.
By the time he realized that the speech was from a few weeks ago, the Vols were so overjoyed regarding a road win, that in a Vanderbilt-like moment, the team didn’t know how to celebrate, and decided to take exams in molecular physics. Okay, so maybe they didn’t follow the Vanderbilt fantasy date to the letter, but they were excited nonetheless.
Lofton, seen celebrating the game by skipping in a decidedly awesome manner
So, the BasketVols now have one home and one away game left on the slate. The home game being against Florida (where Pat Summitt will undoubtedly show up topless, and a road game against Georgia where, if the football season is any indication, there ought to be some hot girls.
Many think that the Vols locked up their invitation to the tournament with this win against Arkansas where even two consecutive losses will still leave the team with 20 wins and an even conference record, but wouldn’t it be nicer to see Thompson-Boling rock it’s roof off (which is quite possible before the renovations) if the team were able to knock off the Gators? I thought so too.
Btw, can someone spot me $155 bucks for a pair of chairs from the Arena? Thanks.
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