Tennessee basketball finally got back on track last night against the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Tennessee basketball welcomed the return of senior Josiah-Jordan James in the game last night after he missed the past 3 due to an injury
The Vols were shooting the lights out of the ball and dropped 85 points in the victory and embarrassed South Carolina in Thompson-Boling Arena.
Tennessee basketball needed Josiah-Jordan James back
At this point in the season, Josiah-Jordan James averages 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists per game. On top of this, he is also the veteran presence that the Vols feed off of when he is out there on the court.
Josiah-Jordan James finally suited up for the Vols last night and put on quite the show. In the game, he had 18 points and came back like he never left. He was a huge part in boosting the Vols’ offense and if he can stay healthy into March, the Vols can go on a run.
Tennessee basketball’s shooting percentage was amazing
The Vols shot 43.5% from the 3-point line and almost 60% from the field. They were finally able to shoot up to their potential and were shooting well all game.
Josiah-Jordan James, Zakai Zeigler, and Jahmai Mashack combined for 9 threes on 13 attempts. Those 3 superstars were able to get the Volunteer offense moving and will hopefully be able to stay consistent.
Tennessee basketball stayed out of foul trouble
If you are a returning reader, then you have probably seen me harping on the Vols getting into foul trouble early and often. Maybe they finally listened, and decided to stop, because the Vols only fouled the Gamecocks 8 times throughout the entire game.
This is an amazing improvement from the past several games when they were getting into foul trouble so often.
The Vols take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Tuesday, and will hopefully build some momentum going into the SEC tournament.