The thing that sucks about sucky people using good lines, is that even though the people who use the lines suck, the lines themselves, are usually pretty good. It is with that explanation, that I have used a “Corso-Line” to describe the loading, arming, aiming, and subsequent shooting in the foot that befell the BasketVols last night.
Tennessee was able to piss away at least two 10 point leads in order to lose to a Kentucky team that, quite honestly, should never have been in the game. Too concerned was Tennessee with obtaining a highlight-worthy play, that they weren’t able to make the easy buckets that could have swelled a 10 point lead into the likes of an 18 point, somewhat unsurmountable lead.
Unsurmountable is a funny word.
The one bright spot (at least for the first half, and the last 15 seconds of the second half) of course, was Chris Lofton. Everyone knew that if there was a game in which he’d break out of his funk, it would be this one. With 14 points in the first half, it was decided (either by himself or by the coaches or whoever), that he should stop shooting in the second half. A brilliant strategy indeed. He held on to his 14 point scoring total until the game was essentially out of reach, when he decided to go all last year on everyone’s asses and throw up ridiculous looking 3 balls that managed to find the bottom of the net every time.
Hopefully this will become one of the losses that the team can build on, but as far as that top 5, school record ranking? Not so fast my friend.
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