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Vols facing USC at 'the worst time'

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08:30 AM ET 12.20 | Coming off consecutive losses to mid-majors, Bruce Pearl believes he knows the issue, it's just a matter of fixing it. "We're having trouble getting the ball into the post, and no one clogs the lane better than Southern Cal." The Vols are coming off a 49-48 loss at the hands of Charlotte on Friday night, a game in which UT was just 2-of-17 shooting beyond the three-point arc. Pearl knows the Trojans (6-5) will pack it in on defense and challenge the Vols to make shots from the perimeter, just as the 49ers did at Time Warner Cable Arena. "It's the best time for us to play [USC], because what they do so well is what we need to work on," Pearl said. "But that also makes it the worst time to play them."

Knoxville News Sentinel

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December 20, 2010  08:49 AM ET

Pics?

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December 20, 2010  09:23 AM ET

I think teams other than USC have picked up on this - sounds like the worst time to play BBall.

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December 20, 2010  10:19 AM ET

You make me feel like dancing, gonna dance the night away....

December 20, 2010  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"Vols facing USC at 'the worst time'" When you're not very good, when is a good time?

The 2010/11 Vols can be pretty good (e.g. vs Villanova or Pittsburgh) or pretty lousy (e.g. vs Oakland or Buffalo).
Last year's beatdown at the hands of the Trojans should at least mean the Vols won't be looking past this game. We'll see.

December 20, 2010  12:01 PM ET

Sorry vols, Bruce made they bed, now lay in it

December 20, 2010  12:15 PM ET

What VR posted.

December 20, 2010  12:32 PM ET
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Don't hurt your neck..;)

Too late! PT for my neck and right wrist starts tomorrow....

December 20, 2010  12:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They will be fine.

December 20, 2010  12:55 PM ET
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Don't hurt your neck..;)

I do not know where you find 'em, Blaq... Dayum!

December 20, 2010  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

They will be fine.

[Nod to RTR]

December 20, 2010  01:04 PM ET
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Don't hurt your neck..;)

I wish you would have posted this ABOVE the pic. Dam, my neck hurts and I gotta go wash my robe! Nice pic!!!!

December 20, 2010  01:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

They will be fine.

Suddenly I'm more of a Vols fan.

December 20, 2010  01:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Suddenly I'm more of a Vols fan.

Congrats to your Cougars on the bowl game win.

December 20, 2010  01:58 PM ET

Bruce Pearl is a cheater and a liar. It is almost like UT got a bargain in this deal. Two for the price of one.

December 20, 2010  02:12 PM ET
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Is it possible to lie without cheating or cheat without a misrepresentation of the truth or said facts?

All I want for Christmas is Blaqk's avatar.

Good googly-woogly!!

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December 20, 2010  02:51 PM ET

Frackin' Gators hungover v JU right now. Tryin' to give the game away.

Sorry to post about *actual* BBall.

 
December 20, 2010  03:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

Bruce Pearl is a cheater and a liar. It is almost like UT got a bargain in this deal. Two for the price of one.

Are they still teaching "Basketball Philosophy" to players at UGA?

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