Hulk smash 'Cats! Tennessee Volunteers v. Kentucky Wildcats open game thread

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January 22, 2008, 9:00 EST
TV: ESPN
Radio: Vol Network
XM Radio: 200
Phone Broadcast: TeamLine
Live Stats: UKAthletics

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16-1 (overall)
3-0 (SEC)
No. 3 (AP)
No. 5 (USA Today)

7-9 (overall)
1-2 (Big Ten SEC)
NR (AP)
NR (USA Today)

Tennessee
Ht.
Wt.
Yr.
PPG
RPG
APG
F 1 Tyler Smith
6-7
215
So.
13.3
5.9
3.4
F 4 Wayne Chism
6-9
242
So.
8.8
5.9
1.1
G 5 Chris Lofton
6-2
200
Sr.
13.4
3.3
2.2
G 2 JaJuan Smith
6-2
195
Sr.
14.8
3.3
2.6
G 15 Jordan Howell
6-2
200
So.
6.9
1.3
2.9
Kentucky
Ht.
Wt.
Yr.
PPG
RPG
APG
F 34 Ramon Harris
6-6
213
So.
3.8
3.7
0.8
F 42 Mark Coury
6-8
238
So.
3.3
2.8
0.9
C 54 Patrick Patterson
6-8
232
Fr.
16.6
8.0
1.7
G 3 Ramel Bradley
6-2
191
Sr.
16.1
3.8
3.2
G 32 Joe Crawford
6-5
207
Sr.
16.4
3.6
2.7

Orange Jacket game, y'all!

Everything you ever wanted to know about this game is right here and right here. Mad props (wink!) to Tru at A Sea of Blue, who I am going to attempt to ruthlessly plagiarize beginning with the next game. That would be the "after" shot. Here's the "before."

Do not be fooled by that 7-9 record or by Tru's pessimistic view of this game. It will be close. But that doesn't mean that we're not looking for a magical evening, the ingredients of which would include:

  • yet another win against the esteemed Kentucky Wildcats
  • the best start to a Tennessee men's basketball season since . . . ever
  • coach Pearl putting Duke Crews on the floor for a minute or two. Good to have you back, Duke!
  • Chris Lofton hitting exactly five three pointers to break the SEC record in his home state against the team that didn't even bother to recruit  him.

Yes, now that would be an evening to remember.

Go Vols! Hulk smash 'Cats!

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