Talking Points for 7/2/10:
- A couple of days ago, we noted that the basketball Vols were still using the one point loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight as motivation. Last night in the Pilot Rocky Top League, Scotty Hopson had a chance to put the lessons of that game into practice under live fire. With 24.7 seconds remaining and his team up 124-122, Hopson went to the line to shoot a one-and-one. Remember, against the Spartans, he was in a similar situation (although
it was a tie gamewe were down by one), and he hit the first but missed the second. The team failed to get back on defense, committed a foul, and lost the game. This time, Hopson hit the first, missed the second, but got back on defense to intercept a pass. He drove for the basket and was fouled and went back to the line with 3.9 seconds left for another one-and-one. He hit both. Yeah, it's the PRTL, but it is an actual game, and it's an indication that the players are indeed learning from their mistakes. Woo for Hopson.