Monday, March 3, 2008

Last week

Tennessee new #1- The UT Men’s Basketball (yes, not women's) is the new number one team in the nation after upsetting the previous #1 Memphis 66-62 in a game with even more statewide pride up for grabs than nationwide. Only once before in its history had Tennessee beaten a No. 1 team, a 55-54 win at No. 1 South Carolina on Dec. 6, 1969. The game drew a standing room, star-studded crowd of 18,389 at FedExForum in Memphis, where the ceiling on individual tickets touched $4,500. Although a good team, Memphis was a fraud at number one, products of an easy conference, an easier non-conference schedule, and horrible free throw shooting were a harbinger that this was coming. Lastly, FYI, if they don’t improve their free-throw shooting they look like a team that will NOT make it out of the regionals come tournament time.

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