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It's Tourney Time in Tennessee! Vols-49ers open thread

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March 16, 2007, 2:35-ish EST
TV: CBS Sports
Radio:Vol Network
Internet Broadcast: Yahoo!
Phone Broadcast: TeamLine
Live Stats: CSTV GameTracker Live

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It's Tourney Time in Tennessee!

  • If you're looking to kill an hour or two before the Tennessee-Long Beach State game this morning, the entire transcript of Tennessee's press conference yesterday should do the trick.
  • The Daily 49er says Long Beach State is ready and has a nice audio slideshow from the Long Beach State perspective. Did I hear that right? They've been practicing against eight defenders?
  • Ugh. Quote from JaJuan Smith:
    I think they've got one or two players who stand out on defense. But as a team on a whole, I think we can do about whatever we want to do to them. I think they're not going to cover for 30 seconds. If we get an offensive rebound, we've got a good chance to turn that into a bucket, because I just don't see this team covering for 60 seconds.
    Maybe they wouldn't have defended well, but now that you've said that . . . . I vote to keep that kind of stuff to ourselves until after the game. Seconds?
  • Dave Hooker has a free podcast previewing today's game.
  • Uh-oh. Lofton is switching shoes ($). The last time he did that, he went into a slump and was only able to get out of it by returning to his pre-injury treads.
One of the most exciting days of the year, and I'll likely have my nose in a contract, trusting my Tivo and posting a note on my door threatening co-workers with bodily harm if they give me updates on the game. Y'all make yourselves at home.