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08:12 AM ET 03.08 | In advance of Saturday's regular-season finale at Tennessee, Missouri Coach Frank Haith had more than a few nice things to say about the Vols. Haith described the Volunteers as the "hottest team in the league." They've won seven of their last eight games, including Wednesday's 82-75 victory at Auburn, to climb back into consideration for an NCAA Tournament berth -- something that seemed unlikely after a 1-4 start to the Southeastern Conference season. Tennessee is led by Jordan McRae, who's averaging 19.5 points in SEC play and whom Haith said is "playing like a player of the year candidate." Haith also pointed to point guard Trae Golden and forward Jarnell Stokes, the SEC's leading rebounder during league play.

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Cuonzo Martin, Icon Sports Cuonzo Martin, Icon Sports
March 8, 2013  08:22 AM ET

Don't Peak Too Early, Bros.

March 8, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Haith is correct, but it's also coachspeak that's trying to put a gameface on his players. Nothing wrong with that.

But there is something wrong with claiming a victory over Aubie as anything to be extra proud of. Aubie suxes mightily.

March 8, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Don't Peak Too Early, Bros.

Said every Hurricane fan down here.

*Sigh*

March 8, 2013  09:33 AM ET

"The REAL UT"..........in basketball!

LUS>ARKY

Time to pay the Man......

I<3 Corndogs!!

March 8, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Said every Hurricane fan down here.

*Sigh*

Still plenty to play for, it's wayyyy too early to count them out.

March 8, 2013  10:32 AM ET

I got nuttin'.

March 8, 2013  12:06 PM ET

I watched LSU vs. A&M bball the other night. It was refreshing to see some junior and senior leadership on the court. There was actually some defense being played too. Much more interesting than watching a bunch of freshmen run and dunk and trade baskets.

 
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