We had numerous opportunities to win this game, but didn't. We got Tennessee's C game and gave them ours... you're not going to beat a top 10 team playing the way we did.
Our big men were the only reason we stayed in the game... Green, Mitchell, and Hines played well, but our guard play was atrocious. I'm the biggest Torrance fan on this blog, but even I have to say he was AUful tonight... and of all the games to have a bad one this was the one we could least afford. The upside is we played hellacious D. I saw very few uncontested shots. Saying that, Green, for all he brings to the offensive side, was regularly getting schooled on the defensive end. I counted at least 5 easy baskets scored by UT when defended by Green.
- defense... 39% FG
- +2 rebound margin
- 8 blocks
- guard play... don't think they collectively were 33% from the field
- transition... saw too many easy baskets
- as bad offensively as I've seen us all season
- bad shots. We took plenty of them
This was a game we could've stolen, but didn't. At 1-3 in conference this Saturday's game vs M$U is huge. We almost have to win this one. What started out as promise (road win at LSU) has turned into despair as right now I'm having a hard time piecing together 5 more wins in conference.