October 28, 2013
Hoops Vols looking to play fast
Though we're all in the throes of college football madness, hoops season is sneaking up quickly. Tennessee rolls out the ball for the first of two exhibition games this Saturday, hosting Florida Southern in a 1 p.m. tip-off.
Cuonzo Martin has a veteran team that looks poised to enjoy some success in 2012-13 and nothing that the team has shown in the preseason suggests those lofty expectations are off base.
Last week Martin put the Vols through their most organized scrimmage of the preseason and got a little firmer feel for exactly where things stand. Observers also got an idea of what might be different about this team stylistically.
Make no mistake, the Vols will stress defense and toughness on both ends of the floor above all else, but Martin does appear to be--if not tweaking his system--at least placing added emphasis on some different elements during the preseason.
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