Overrated Tennessee

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  1. harlanhomeboy

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    Was looking at SEC standings on espn.com and noticed that Tennessee has played a whopping TWO ranked teams ALL SEASON in which they are 1-1 in both polls. Kentucky is 4-1 and 5-1 respectively in playing ranked teams in the AP and Coaches polls. Yew-T is unproven, overconfident, and going to get punched in the mouth next Saturday night :)
     
  2. HerrosHeroes

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    I really have to agree.
    Their schedule the rest of the way is pretty brutal.
     
  3. new era cat

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    6 of 9 last games against teams that are or have been ranked...
     
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    I doubt they are the best team in the country but they have an outstanding team.
     
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    They have lost one game and it’s not to seton hall or Alabama. They are damn good. Let’s not kid ourselves
     
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    If we both take care of business... Kentucky will open 4.5 point favorite...
     
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    They get our A game in Rupp and they have zero chance of beating us.
     
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    The Vols are damn good....we will need our A game to beat them. They have a nice mix of players, that being said, the SEC championship always goes through Lexington, pressure is on them.
     
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    They almost lost to Alabama at HOME and should’ve lost to Vandy except for being saved by Pat Adams incompetence. They’re a good team no doubt but have played a really weak schedule in the SEC so far.
     
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    Hope you’re right, I’m just not going to downplay them. I think they will give us everything and more
     
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    I think they are going to end up like the Texas team that Barnes had coached to #1, but which ended up in complete meltdown. The Vandy game is an example of his coaching. They are going to come into Rupp like Florida did once when they were #1 and get humiliated.
     
  12. DezyVol

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    Looks like you’re counting games based on where teams were ranked at the time. So Louisville counts as a ranked win for you, but not for us (since they weren’t ranked when we beat them, but were when you beat them (and are now)).

    The better indication is where teams are ranked now. In which case you’re 3-1, and we’re 2-1.

    I understand doing it the other way (and thus counting wins over Auburn, who stinks, and Mississippi St, who may wind up being a bubble team), since it makes you look better.

    All this to say it doesn’t matter. Things will hash out on the floor soon enough.
     
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    This is spot on.

    Tennessee is loaded.
     
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    lol.....you are counting louisville for kentucky but not tennessee

    plus when we played kansas they had their big man.....totally different team now
     
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    Look, the Vols are one of the 4 best teams in CBB.

    Some of our fans are delusional blowhards that think every other team in the nation either sucks, or are overrated.

    You don’t need to come here and defend your team.
    They’re really good and could win it all.
     
  16. TNCatfanforever

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    They may be the only team that can score enough to hang with Duke. If Duke and UT play for the title I wont even turn it on.
     
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    I agree on all accounts.
     
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    They are really good but they lost to Vanderbilt. That is if Vanderbilt hadn't got a screw job.
     
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    Thanks, and I agree about UK. I just enjoy the banter. We certainly have our fools over on VQ.
     
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    Just stop. They didn’t lose to Vanderbilt.

    Every single team catches good breaks and bad breaks.

    A lot of people think we caught a break with the no foul call on Keldon yesterday. I’ll still count it as a win.
     
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    They were down 76-70 and Vanderbilt was getting the ball back with a minute left until some idiot ref jumped in. I seem to remember another team playing at Vanderbilt and the game wasn't so close at the end.
     
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    And there was a reason that was a no foul call on Keldon. It wasn't a foul.
     
  23. DezyVol

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    You seem reasonable and objective.

    Why did you lose to Alabama and Seton Hall?
     
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    They scored more points than we did.
     
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    The real answer is we weren't as good of a team then as we are now As with most Cal teams his freshman get a lot better as the year goes on.
     
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  26. DezyVol

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    Indeed. And we scored more points than Vanderbilt.

    Math does make things easy.
     
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    They're good, but they're going to lose next Saturday night.
     
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    I'm surprised you knew Tennessee has a basketball team.
     
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    I’m glad you agreed Kev, I thought I was in the twilight zone. Half the posters in here downplaying them will be the same ones starting clod threads if we lose next Saturday
     
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    Should be a great game. Kentucky is more talented. Tennessee is more cohesive and plays smarter (due mostly to having played together for so long). If I had to guess, they split their games, but either game could go either way.
     
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    Because both games were on the road early in the season. Seton Hall had a guy go off from three point range in MSG, UK lost by 1.

    You know first hand how tough Alabama can be, they had UT beat on their home floor before the refs bailed the vols out. If UT had to play them in Tuscaloosa, you lose.
     
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    Well, you can keep on counting it as a loss if you want, but the record indicates otherwise.

    Look, we lost to Alabama and Seton Hall, not to mention being ass pounded by Duke. However, I believe we’re legit contenders right now despite this.
     
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    I don’t get discrediting Tennessee.

    They are obviously a really good team. But Kentucky is too.

    Having said that, I feel like UT hasn’t played a good team in FOREVER.
     
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    yes.....i think kentucky probably wins next saturday night......as well as probably loses when they come to knoxville......i think the sec will be determined by who does not get upset somewhere else along the way

    i am not overlooking lsu in this deal.....they have the schedule advantage over both of us
     
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    we probably haven't......that is not our fault.....that vandy game was strange.....they made everything they threw up that night and have not been a good shooting team other than that game.....yes i am glad we got out of there alive.....crazy crap can happen on the road in league play
     
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    Then if they are overrated and suck so bad , don’t get on here Saturday night if Kentucky wins running your mouth about beating #1.
     
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    I will agree that better teams can get beat when lesser teams go off. It happens.

    A perfect example is Vanderbilt shooting 48% from three point range against us. Well above their ususal clip. They were drilling shots they almost never make. Hence the close game.

    In both Vandy and Alabama, we shot 25% from behind he arc. Well below our norm. Hence the close games.

    I think we can agree that good teams can have off nights, and good teams can get beat when opposing teams have hot shooting nights.
     
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    I understand that. Just odd the way the SEC schedule worked out this year.
     
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    Yeah, and UK got bit twice. Youth got the best of them, but those losses taught them more lessons than if they won those games.
     
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    i just took offense to the guy acting like we had not played anybody when we had played kansas, louisville and gonzaga in non conference......the sec schedule is something we cant control.....nor having west virginia further down than they were expected to be
     
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