Quickie Talking Points this morning:
Chattanooga Times Free Press | Hopson adjusts his shot
Hopson asked coaches for video from the weekend to study all his perimeter shots -- "I know how to evaluate my shot and myself," he said -- and he found a mechanical flaw with his feet. "Sometimes when I don't go straight up and straight down, my shot is either long or short," he said. "That's what I was trying to work on this week -- getting my feet set every time I shot the basketball. And then letting it all be one motion. "Whenever I shoot all in one motion, I'm a successful shooter." . . . So, problem solved, right? "I'm back on track, no doubt," the former McDonald's All-American said.
Reveiz family knows value of heart screens " GoVolsXtra
"Nick is doing real well," the elder Reveiz said. "It's kind of like putting a big tiger in a little cage. You've got to tell him 'No, you can't do that.' "He feels like he's 100 percent but that ligament has to attach itself to the bone more than 100 percent. You don't want that ligament to experience any stresses that the ligament isn't ready to experience. He's going to chew his arm off not being in practice this spring."
Chattanooga Times Free Press | Opening with Aztecs, Vols get big challenge
The Aztecs led the Mountain West in scoring defense, allowing 61.8 points per game. They have what Pearl called "very unusual" rebounding statistics. Their plus-6.7 rebounding margin led the MWC and was 14th nationally out of 334 teams. "Coach Pearl said sometimes they miss shots just so they can go (rebound) them," sophomore guard Scotty Hopson said. "They're aggressive. They rebound so well on the offensive end. We definitely have to keep them off the glass. "We have to help our bigs rebound. That's what could separate us in this game, is the guards rebounding down."
Angst with access: Confusion at UT over who is allowed, and when, at practices " GoVolsXtra
The discord began in mid-February when Dooley cleared UT's indoor practice facility of all visitors not involved in the upcoming conditioning drills. Unbeknownst to Dooley, former UT players were in the group escorted from the building, according to senior associate athletic director David Blackburn. . . . Dooley was not available for comment Monday, but did speak to former defensive tackle Wes Brown, one of the players unceremoniously escorted from UT's complex. Brown said Dooley called Monday to apologize and the two even joked about the situation.
Chism Earns Second-Team All-District Honors from NABC - TENNESSEE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Tennessee senior forward/center Wayne Chism earned District 21 second-team recognition for his efforts this season in leading the Volunteers to their fifth straight 20-win campaign and school-record-tying fifth consecutive berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Jackson, Tenn., native is tied as Tennessee's top scorer with 12.5 points per game and also leads the club in rebounding (7.1 rpg) and blocks (1.4 bpg).
Tennessee vs. San Diego State - The Essentials - TENNESSEE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
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