I remember having a conversation about early season games with Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer years ago, specifically about some one-sided games in her team’s series with Tennessee. She made the point that if a team has a flaw or two, the deficiencies can really be exposed and highlighted by an opponent early in the season.
Consider the Lady Vols exposed by Saturday night’s 69-58 loss to Georgetown.
Tennessee’s Glory Johnson has never been hurting for hops.
But her women’s basketball flight pattern — even judging by her lofty standards — seems to be at another level.
Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt walked out of the locker room moments after the Lady Vols’ 82-44 victory over Missouri at the Paradise Jam Thursday night, stared at the stat sheet and said “look at this”
There was a lot there that could’ve inspired a fan-like reaction. But the coach was being a coach.
When I arrived in St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands, this afternoon, it was 80 degrees and sunny. I arrived at my hotel room just in time to watch a setting sun take its final dip into the ocean for the day.
I wish my luggage was here to see it.
After facing Pat Summitt’s withering stare for three-plus women’s basketball seasons, the watchful eyes of a corporation executive weren’t going to bother Sydney Smallbone.
Likewise, enduring a two-day assessment as part of a job interview felt like game day to the Tennessee senior guard.
Meighan Simmons has wasted no time in expanding his storyline.
While the discussion continues as to whether Tennessee’s freshman guard is the quickest player in program history — another installment ensued after Monday night’s 103-43 victory over Chattanooga — the conversation now includes how fearless she is.
Tennessee and Louisville are talking about continuing their women’s basketball series. Here’s hoping the discussions are fruitful and there are more night’s like Friday, when 22,124 packed the KFC Yum! Center to watch the Lady Vols’ 63-50 victory.