November 16, 2012
Vols fall short against Cowboys
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico -- Tennessee's (2-1) Caribbean tour hit a significant speed bump today against Oklahoma State (3-0). The Vols simply never got on track on the offensive end of the floor and had to play from behind virtually all day long.
A day after shooting 50% from the field in an opening round win, it looked like the rims had shrunk, at least on the Vols' end of the floor. Tennessee made just 13-of-50 field goal attempts in the game (26%). It was the worst shooting performance in terms of made shots since Martin took over.
Without having the benefit of watching the tape, Martin's initial feeling was to give Oklahoma State the majority of the credit for his team's troubles, while chiding his team for missing a ton of open looks.
"We didn't establish a great post presence getting the ball inside and they did good job with their double teams. For us to have success without Jeronne we have to go inside. We needed Jarnell, we needed Kenny Hall today. Kenny got two quick fouls and they were double-teaming Jarnell, so it was a tough game from that standpoint," Martin said of his team's struggles on the offensive end.
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