The most frustrating basketball team ever

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2010-2011 Tennessee Volunteers.

  • At the top of the "stuff needs correcting" list, we have defense, writes Patrick Brown of the Times Free Press.
  • Our issues are independent of Coach Pearl's presence or absence ($) at the helm.  Would those issues be related to Tony Jones' terrible terrible tie?
  • Coach Pearl felt helpless as he tried to explain how his absence hurts the ballclub without throwing his assistant coach under the bus.  Okay, so I made up that last part, but you can definitely see him trying to walk that tightrope in some of his quotes.

"But some of the things ailing us prior to that game continued to rear their ugly head,’’ Pearl said. "I thought we had fixed some of that middle ball-screen stuff against Memphis. We went back to not hedging it properly.

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