December 5, 2012
Offensive woes doom Vols again
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Tennessee (4-3) entered tonight's contest at Virginia (7-2) with some serious question marks about its offensive basketball team. After an ugly 46-38 loss to the Cavaliers, the Vols head back to Knoxville with those questions unanswered and some very real work to do during the month of December.
It was the first time in the shot clock era, which began with the 1985-86 season, that Tennessee has gone consecutive games without breaking 40 points.
The same shooting struggles displayed in last Friday night's 37-36 loss at Georgetown. were once again front and center. Unfortunately for the Vols, while outstanding, their own defense wasn't quite good enough to drag their hosts all the way down into the offensive mire with them. Though they came close.
The Vols shot just 28.8% from the floor and hit only 3-of-19 from three-point range. Virginia was nearly as ineffective, making 35.8% for the game and connecting on just 1-of-8 from beyond the arc.
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