October 2, 2013
Vols begin preseason work
Tennessee got preparations underway for the 2013-14 hoops season this week, a year that the Vols will begin with high expectations. With the bulk of the roster back, including a pair of first-team All-SEC candidates, coupled with the return to active duty of Jeronne Maymon, Cuonzo Martin's third year at the helm has all the makings of a banner year.
After ending each of the last two years with a home loss in the NIT, there's no doubt that the goal this year is to play meaningful games well into March in a tournament that has four letters.
True to his no-nonsense approach, Martin doesn't dodge preseason expectations that pencil his squad in as a top-25 team and a heavy favorite for an NCAA bid. But neither does he put a lot of stock in what other people think.
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