No. 17 KENTUCKY AT No. 23 TENNESSEE—SATURDAY, 9:00 (SECN) Tennessee needs this win worse than it needed a football coach following the Greg Schiano debacle. You know it, I know it, and Rick Barnes knows it. A brief synopsis of UT’s season thus far: They were picked to finish 13th in a 14-team SEC. Expectations shifted with a phenomenal Battle 4 Atlantis experience, one in which the Volunteers beat Purdue and NC State while also putting a scare into Villanova. But Tennesee has expressed too much generosity this season—in their losses, they led Villanova by 15 late in the first half, led UNC by 1 with a minute to go, led Arkansas (last Saturday) by 9 with 3:53 remaining, and raced out to a 28-14 lead in Tuesday’s setback to Auburn.
Alright Mountaineer Nation and @WVUMANIACS , hope the holiday break was terrific with the family. While you were gone, @WVUhoops has been on a mission in non-conference play and now in Big 12 play. Now we need you, starting this Saturday with #7 Oklahoma coming to WVU! Let’s Gooo— Bob Huggins (@CoachHuggs) January 4, 2018
- “I think we are too casual—I do. I thought tonight we played like a very casual, immature basketball team. This team we really haven’t done anything yet.” And…
- “They [my players] want to show they can do other things as opposed to doing their job. That’s a problem with where we are right now: Guys not doing what they need to do to help us win.”