Friday, March 26, 2010
Tennessee Finally Among the Elite
No one ever saw this coming on New Year's Day. After four Vols were arrested, Tyler Smith dismissed from the team and three others suspended, not even the most optimistic Tennessee fans could have seen this.
Tennessee dominates in the paint and J.P. Prince blocks superstar Evan Turner's desperation three at the buzzer as Tennessee defeated Ohio State 76-73 and advanced to their first Elite Eight in school history.
It was a complete contrast in styles. Ohio State had to rely on their superstar to do everything, while Tennessee used almost their entire team to get it done. Led by the seniors, Wayne Chism scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half, Bobby Maze made the clutch free throws at the end, and of course Prince had the big block.
I am so proud of my Vols. You have to admire everyone on the team. After the nightmare of New Year's Day, this team has rallied and taken the Volunteers somewhere they have never gone before. And they are not done yet!