Speculation. It is the gateway to disappointment and heartbreak. Playing out possible scenarios before they happen. We’ve all done it, and we’ve all had it blow up in our faces at one point or another. That being said, I’d like to speculate on the remainder of the basketball season. Of course, there is still a lot of basketball to be played on both the men’s and women’s sides, but like I said, speculation is still fun.
At this point, the possibilities are plentiful. The men’s team is poised to be a #1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament (of course, following the loss to Vandy Tuesday night, it’ll be a bit harder than it once was), and barring a late season collapse, the women’s team will also likely be a #1 seed. That being said, it’s a strong possibility that both teams will make it to the Final Four portions of their respective tournaments, at which point, it’d be 2 games from national titles. If Tennessee could pull off the sweep and win both the Men’s and Women’s National Championships in basketball, it would cement Tennessee as one of the most dominant sports programs in the nation. The only other team to even come close would be the Gators of the last few years, and UConn when they won both the men’s and women’s championships.
Of course, Tennessee would still have the football season to play, and assuming the new coaching staff does a bang up job, we should easily win the BCS Championship this year too. Isn’t speculation fun? Assuming all of these things happen, I will go ahead and proclaim Tennessee to be the greatest athletic program in the history of NCAA sports. It’s great because Florida was thinking they were so great for so long, but as it turns out, Tennessee is just that much better. Eat that Gators!
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