Chris Lofton, JaJuan Smith, and Jordan Howell, seniors all, were able to close out the 2007-2008 campaign unbeaten at the Tommy Bowl. It was an ugly game, where Kentucky’s ridiculously relentless use of the shot clock almost allowed them a chance to pull victory from the clutches of defeat. The BasketVols however, were able to hold on for a victory over their border rivals and
bring home the Beer Keg um, clap congratulatory claps?
Congratulations to the three seniors who were able to start as recruits of Buzz Peterson, and end as part of the first Tennessee team to be ranked #1 in the country. It was quite the dichotomy. I’m not trying to slight Buzz here, but let’s be honest, if he was still around, the team would probably barely be ranked at all, let alone jockey for a #1 seed in the tournament. Perhaps I did mean to slight Buzz, I’m not sure.
Two games remain in the regular season before postseason play starts up first with the SEC Tournament and then the NCAA Tournament. Of course, all eyes are on the NCAA Tourney however, if the BasketVols don’t take care of business in their next two games, as well as making at least a respectable showing in the SEC Tournament, the #1 seed could be in jeopardy.
Oh yeah baby, THIS is Jeopardy
The BasketVols, by defeating Kentucky however, did land one step closer to winning the SEC East and perhaps the SEC regular season championship for the first time in 41 years (if that happens, what’s Bruce Pearl going to use as motivation next year?) which would be a spectacular achievement.
So once again, big ups to the BasketVols (does anyone use big ups anymore?), and take care of business next week, and we’ll see you in Atlanta! (Nevermind that all the teams get to go to the SEC Tournament)
**edit: of course, I’m kind of stupid, and the last home game is against South Carolina next week, but you know, this game was on TV and all that stuff, and well, I’m making excuses for being dumb**
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