Bruce Pearl is gone (unfortunately), and Cuonzo Martin is the new man in town. Even though their 8-8 (1-1 SEC) record doesn't show it, the Vols don't seem to be missing a beat under Martin. "Hard hard game," says UK Coach Calipari. "Coach Martin has done an unbelievable job, they're guarding in the half court and they have taken on his personality. They are making 8 threes per game. They should be 2-0 with us walking in, and their players believe that they are going to beat us."
The Vols are led in scoring by Trae Golden averaging 14.9 ppg. They are coming off of a huge win at home against Florida 67-56 and a 62-58 loss against Mississippi St. on the road. The Vols could easily be 2-0 against two of the SEC's best teams. The Vols as a team are averaging 73 ppg., shooting .462 percent from the field, and .380 from 3-point range. Mid season addition and former UK recruit Jarnell Stokes could also see action tomorrow.
The Cats and Vols are scheduled for 12:00 tip Saturday morning and the game will be aired on ESPN. There seems to be about 1000 upper level tickets left for anyone interested in making the trip to Knoxville.