Tennessee is considering whether freshman guard
III should undergo season-ending surgery on the left shoulder that has bothered him for much of the year.
Volunteers coach Cuonzo Martin said Thursday that “it’s still 50-50″ on whether Hubbs will have surgery.
Hubbs, a 6-foot-6 guard from Newbern, Tenn., hasn’t played in either of Tennessee’s last two games. When he has been on the floor, Hubbs has worn a brace on his left shoulder.
Hubbs is averaging 5.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 18.3 minutes per game this season. Martin said the injury has limited Hubbs’ driving ability and that “he’s not the player he’s capable of being” because the shoulder is hindering him.
From ABC News
Ariel Massengale had 23 points and a career-high seven rebounds Thursday night as No. 8 Tennessee defeated Mississippi 94-70 on a night when the Lady Vols surpassed 5 million in all-time home attendance.
Tennessee (13-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) beat Mississippi (9-7, 0-2) for the 25th consecutive time.
Massengale, coming off a career-high 28 points in a win at Georgia on Sunday, reached 20 points in consecutive games for the first time in her career.
Isabelle Harrison added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Tennessee. Andraya Carter had 14 points and Meighan Simmons added 12 points. Diara Moore, Shequila Joseph, Gracie Frizzell and Amber Singletary scored nine points each for Mississippi.
From Bleacher Report
With 33 verbal commitments and 14 early enrollees in the fold, the Tennessee Volunteers’ 2014 recruiting class is very close to wrapping up.
But that doesn’t mean UT head coach Butch Jones and his staff are lounging on a beach somewhere, sipping Mai Tais and waiting on national signing day to pass. The Vols are still very much in maintenance mode with a couple of coveted recruits, and they’re still trying to land some big fish to the Big Orange.
The Tennessee athletic department, in partnership with UNITE, is hosting a men’s basketball pep rally for UT students Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Serving as a spirit primer before Saturday’s SEC home-opener against Texas A&M (6 p.m. ET, FOX Sports Net), the event will feature free food, entertainment and door prizes.
At 9 p.m., the team – along with the Pride of the Southland pep band and spirit squad – will welcome students through the gates. The first 250 students to arrive will receive a free t-shirt.