Monday, November 9th, 2015

 

Here’s what to look for in Rick Barnes’ first season at Tennessee

KNOXVILLE,TN - NOVEMBER 06, 2015 -  Tennessee Volunteers Head Coach Rick Barnes during the exhibition game between the Alabama Huntsville Chargers and the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Craig Bisacre/Tennessee Athletics

Making predictions about how Tennessee’s basketball team might fare in Rick Barnes’ first season as coach is a risky proposition, given the small sample size of its work against outside competition. Basically, all we’ve got to go on is a closed scrimmage against Davidson from which few stats have emerged, and a slugfest against an outmanned Division II team that nevertheless managed to ring up 83 points and 51.5 percent second-half shooting against the Vols. Barnes isn’t going to settle for the 43.8 shooting his team surrendered against Alabama-Huntsville. HisRead More