Tennessee def. Auburn, 94-85 (SEC Tournament)
Why am I in Montgomery? In short: My newspaper doesn't have a lot of money right now and a trip wasn't financially feasible.
OK. On with the show ...
Tennessee 94, Auburn 85.
- FOURTH TO @ 3:30-ish, 2nd half
Tennessee leads, 79-71. Same stuff. Tennessee has so many second-chance points. Better hustle = better game. Simple.
- THIRD TO @ 6:48, 2nd half
Tennessee leads, 72-62. Auburn's offense seems fine to me, but Tennessee keeps getting second chance on its ends. That's the product of superior hustle in my book.
- SECOND TO @ 11:00-ish, 2nd half
Tennessee leads, 65-57. I'm surprised this is an 8-point game. Auburn is being outplayed in most facets right now, but the Volunteers haven't been able to levy the knockout punch just yet. The Tigers still have a decent chance here.
- FIRST TO @ 15:00-ish, 2nd half
Tennessee leads, 55-47.
Tennessee 47, Auburn 36. The Volunteers are getting freaky breaks right now. I just watched a possession where UT committed two turnovers, traveled twice (both on hop steps) and still scored. That was the most funky possession I've seen all year.
- FOURTH TO @ 3:07, 1st half
Tennessee leads, 40-29. Wayne Chism, the UT forward, already has 16 points. Might it be time for a strategic adjustment from the Tigers' head coach? We shall see.
- THIRD TO @ 7:30-ish, 1st half
Tennessee leads, 30-22. More sloppiness from the Tigers. Tennessee also has been more accurate from three-point range than expected. They're 5-of-10 at this point.
- SECOND TO @ 11:57, 1st half
Auburn leads, 16-15. The Tigers are sloppifying. Five turnovers already. Aside from the early dunks, though, Tennessee hasn't had much in the way of good shots.
- FIRST TO @ 15:00-ish, 1st half
Auburn leads, 12-10. The Tigers are passing very well today. They can't go body-on-body with the Vols because they're so much bigger, but Auburn can play the steal-and-run game. It's working right now.
- YOUR AUBURN STARTERS
PG -- Speed Reed
SG -- Quantez Robertson, boyfriend of Sherell Hobbs
SF -- Tay Waller, shooter
"PF" -- Rasheem Barrett, jump shooter
F/C -- Korvotney Barber, "dubs"
Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University
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