February 2, 2013
Turnovers doom Vols again
If all you didn't have a chance to catch Tennessee's game at Arkansas today, but just happened to overhear that the Vols had 21 turnovers on the afternoon, chances are you'd have a good shot at guessing how things played out.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about the game is that the Vols only lost 73-60 despite turning it over 20 times, compared to just nine turnovers for the Razorbacks. In spite of their struggles, Tennessee cut what had been a 16 point deficit to eight on a couple of occasions in the second half. Without the avalanche of miscues, it's easy to think the Vols could have made it a ball game.
Taking care of the basketball was Cuonzo Martin's primary concern on the front end of this road trip, and those concerns proved to be well-founded as the Vols turned it over early and often.
They had 12 turnovers in the first half, allowing Arkansas to establish a double-digit cushion that that they played with more or less throughout the day. The Vols also missed a chance to change the tone of the game by turning the ball over on the first three possessions coming out of halftime.
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