An 87-73 Tennessee Volunteers exhibition win over the Indianapolis Greyhounds Monday night didn’t meet head coach Bruce Pearl’s standards.
The Vols trailed by double-digits in the game’s first few minutes but regrouped to make a late first-half run that gave them a 46-31 halftime advantage, providing the difference in the contest.
"As far as the basketball game tonight is concerned, it is about what I expected,” said Pearl in his postgame press conference.“I am not pleased, but it looked about like what I expected. We have only four guys back who could play tonight. There is cause for concern. We did not take care of the ball, and not all of those turnovers were forced.”
The 14th-ranked Vols, who won the Southeastern Conference title and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament a year ago, were led by junior All-America candidate Tyler Smith and freshman Scotty Hopson, a former High School All-American, who both contributed 14 points.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.