Kansas @ Tennessee 4:30 PM ET CBS
PG-Sherron Collins 5-11 PG- Bobby Maze 6-3
SG-Tyshawn Taylor 6-2 SG- Scotty Hopson 6-7
SF- Xavier Henry 6-6 SF- JP Prince 6-7
PF- Marcus Morris 6-8 PF- Renaldo Woolridge 6-8
C- Cole Aldrich 6-11 C- Wayne Chism 6-9
I'll be watching this game.
Kansas 86, Tennessee 67.
I'm interested to see Hopson in his 1st game really as the main option. I think Maze can cause Collins some issues. Prince is a good defender so im interested to see Henry.
im glad you posted this becaus ei forgot that they are even playing today
I figure a lot of people are thinking Kansas will just blowout Tennessee today but something is telling me otherwise. I expect a very close game. I think Kansas wins by 4. If Tennessee had a bench then I think they would have a very solid chance to win. Their bench is just devastated because of the suspensions. The Vols may wear down a bit towards the end of the game.
I think the size differential in the guards will keep Tennessee in the game. I know height isn't everything but it helps. Look at the matchups- Tennessee has a 4 inch advantage at PG, 5 inch at SG, & 1 inch at SF.
Im watching football, but when Baltimore gets through handling the Pats I will watch. I think Kansas should win thos though, by about 10.
I think Kansas wins by about 15 to 20. I think it would have been alot closer if some of the Tennessee players didnt get suspended though.
i think only one of there main players got suspended. i doubt that kansas wins by that much in any case
4 of their top 8 players got suspended. That is a pretty big blow.
They no have no depth at PG, because Melvin Goins is gone. Also their only true Center on the team (Brian Williams) is gone. We all now about Tyler Smith. Tatum was just another wing that likes to shoot 3's.
I hope Tennessee is able to overcome these loses in the long run. It is going to be a struggle in the SEC playing with such a depleted bench.
cole aldrich has some serious length. 5 off reb and 9 total with 5:30 left in the first half
kansas better step up if they plan on winning by 15-20 points
you know what?..cole isnt as slow as some people say and he is more athletic then people give him credit for
Kansas: As I said over the summer when he was getting hyped as a 1st round pick..Tyshawn Taylor is NOT a 1st round pick lol...He's a 4-year college player and he's a poor ball handler for someone his height at this level of college basketball. He's very similar to Avery Bradley, except less athletic and with less of a mid-range game, two things that Bradley stands out at.
Cole Aldrich reminds me alot of Joakim Noah, and I think he'll be a huge presence in the NBA as a defender and rebounder. He's never seemed like the type to be a great offensiev option though at the NBA level.
Xavier Henry is playing his usual game...Showing his usual shooting touch and playing within the offense. He's a good defender too.
Sherron Collins is that aggressive slasher who excels in the drive and dish. He also pressures the ball well.
Marcus Morris could be an interesting prospect next seson. He's tough on the post. Not real talented offensively, but no slouch either.
Scotty Hopson has to work on his decision making, but he's got a soft shooting touch and he's a good slasher off cuts and at times when dribble penetration. Not much of a ball handler though. He also isn't a good defender. He reminds me of J.R. Smith.
Bobby Maze does his best Allen Iverson impression everytime I see him play LOL...
Renaldo Woodridge is a shooter with good size. Also has rebounded his area good.
J.P. Prince has some point forward skills, and is a beast on D..but he's a poor, poor shooter.
Wayne Chism is a decent player with a big frame, and can score at the rim and shooting, but he lacks athleticism.
Kenny Hall is from Atlanta (forgot he played for Tennessee)..when I see him play. he reminds me of Taj Gibson
if you watched cole last year you know he has offense. with all these guards/players they have he doesnt get the touches he got last year. he looked alot like brook lopez last year . he's only getting 7 attempts a game this year and shooting 55 percent. last year he was getting 10 attempts a game
Sure he has offense in college but that doesn't make him a certain to be a good offensive player in the NBA..
its close just like you expected it too be. although thats not saying much since you are a tenn fan so you should think they will win
Len- Naw I'm not really a Tennessee fan. I like them but they aren't my favorite team. I'm just a big Hopson fan.
Looks like I was wrong.
Tennessee has put a good fight in this game. I thought they would come out flat and KU would stomp them
Scotty Hopson really has alot of J.R. Smith in him man...He's a good shooter and he can get to the rim with his long legs and quickness..
ahhh got cha...man collins is doing his thing out there to keep kansas in the game and youre right iggy but you can say that about all the other guys who score in college. he has the potential like everyone else to score in the nba though
True...I'd like to see him step up here. They could be better off feeding him down low
Iggy- Hopson is a mediocre defender. However, he has the ability with his lenght/atheleticsm to be at least a good defender. It is just going to take a little more teaching & motivation on his part to try harder on the defensive end. His ball handling is actually pretty good. He needs to "tighten up" his handle though. Sometimes he can get carried away & he will get the ball stolen from him. Still, he has a NASTY crossover. Check out some of his highschool highlights below:
Hopson has done a pretty solid job defending Taylor & Henry today. Both of them are shooting mediocre % from the field. Hopson overall has outplayed both of them.
JR smith is a good comparison but Smith is more compact and musclular which helps smith create space with a little push off when he takes a person off the dribble
JR is more physical player than Hopson impo
Josh Howard with more handles
That shows the adjustment you make in college. He showed a good crossover in HS. He hasn't shown anything resemblin those types of crossovers when I see him play in college, but he can dribble in a straight line or take 2 or 3 dribbles and finish. I'd like to see him get into a stance on D, he plays straight up and will reach a whole lot...
ya'll wait till you see the big kid they signed next year out of ny. he doesnt get the press the other hs sr get but hes a allamerican and has pro tools..tobias harris. liked him since his freshman year when he said he was very interested in maryland...broke my heart that he didnt pick the terps
I can see a Howard comparison, but Howard is just as physical as Smith is and he plays better D and is a worse shooter than Hopson and Smith...Hopson and Smith is my comparison because they have the same strengths and weaknesses. Even though I do think Smith is more physical and strong than Hopson is...
Iggy- Yeah Hopson still crosses people over in college but not nearly as much as high school. I 100% agree about standing straight up on D. I like the JR Smtih comparison except that like everyone else is saying Smith is more physical, stronger build.
6-6 PG- I like that comparison except Hopson is a considerably better long range shooter than Howard is.
its about over...now the best team in the nation can finally be ranked number 1
Kansas made 2 big mistakes this game-
1. They shot way too many 3's
2. They needed to give Aldrich the ball a lot more in the post. They had a big size advantage down low & for the majority of the game they didn't take advantage of that.
Imma bit late, but not only does it look like Tennessee remained competive, but they beat the No. 1 Jayhawks
tennesee did it earlier i said scotty hopson is the most underrated prospect dude can flat out play and know he can really show his skills that tyler smith is gone hopson can get 20 every night if he want to they beat the number 1 team with 3 walk ons they wanted to win kansas thought they had an easy win
Kentucky is not the best team in the Nation.
I still feel Kansas is but this was a trap game.
They needed to feed Aldrich a LOT more than they did...I don;t think Chism could've stopped him...
Yeah, I didnt watch the game, so im basing this on boxscores
But Sherron Collins could've looked for Aldrich more, Collins shot 10 3-pointers, and only connecting on 2 of them, hes a good shooter from the 3, but when hes not hitting it, he needs to look and get everyone else involved
Wow, I was really off on this one looks like Tennessee is going to still be very competitve in the SEC even though they loss alot of depth and a very good player in Tyler Smith.
who said kentucky?..i was talking about texas
Ok. Thank you.
Honestly, even though I hate Kentucky I think they would beat Kansas but I dont think they would beat Texas if they played each other. I think Kansas is overrated but there still a very good team.
yeah i doubt if they would eat kansas alive. i do think texas an beat both of them. they are the best and deepest team in the ountry
LOL...I think the opposite.
I think Kansas would beat Kentucky
I think Kentucky would take Texas to the woodshed.
i dont think kentucky has even taken any of the top teams they have played to the wood shed. so i doubt that they ould take texas there
My opinion, you don't have to agree with me.
Now I understand why people hate you....your always nitpicking and hating.
you guys are missing the main issue with kansas tonight : 16 turnovers to Tennessee's 8 (although I do agree they rely on the 3 too much right now) that doesnt sound like Bill Self basketball to me, while Texas is definitely deserving of the #1 spot, its going to be a fight in the Big 12 this year. CANT WAIT FOR KU/TEXAS...PUMPED