Today On Rocky Top: Vols Need Improved Guard Play Against Ole Miss


Jan 25, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers guard Antonio Barton (2) shoots around Florida Gators forward Will Yeguete (15) during the 2nd half of the game at the Stephen C. O

From TN Sports Radio

"If the Tennessee Vols are going to make a run in February toward the NCAA Tournament, a few things must change.First, they need more help from the point guard position. Transfer Antonio Barton and freshman Darius Thompson have had their moments, but neither has been consistent enough or contributed offensively the way Coach Cuonzo Martin needs for this team to excel.“I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m frustrated by them because you have Darius who’s a talented young guy,” Martin said at his weekly media briefing. “He’s a freshman and has to get better. I think, in Darius’ case, it’s looking to score more. He has the ability to score the basketball. He’s a pass-first guy. He loves to pass it. But looking to score the ball more. And, I think with Antonio, being aggressive and getting to the lane. Finding guys if he’s not getting shots up–getting assists. But, really, being aggressive and attacking the rim.”"

From the Times Free Press

"Tennessee needed to add to its backfield.The Volunteers did exactly that Monday afternoon.A little more than a week before signing day, Tennessee and coach Butch Jones landed another big commitment when four-star tailback Derrell Scott announced for the Vols during a ceremony at Havelock High School in North Carolina.“Really it was just my comfort level with the coaches,” Scott said after putting on a black Tennessee hat."

From Go Vols Xtra

"Tennessee has been picked to finish second in Southeastern Conference by a vote of 13 SEC head coaches in the annual preseason poll, which was released on Monday.Florida has been predicted to win the 2014 Southeastern Conference softball title. The Gators, who received 10 first-place votes, finished the 2013 campaign with a 58-9 overall record, leading the nation in wins, and capturing the program’s fourth SEC title, advancing to the NCAA Women’s College World Series for the fifth time since 2008.Tennessee, which went 52-12 in 2013 and finished as 2013 national runner-up, received two first place votes. The Lady Vols are currently ranked preseason No. 1 in the USA Today/NFCA Preseason Poll. Alabama, which finished the 2013 campaign with a 45-15 overall record and an NCAA Super Regional appearance, earned one first-place vote and is predicted to finish third in the SEC."