Advertisements

Know Thy Enemy: Tennessee

Tennessee is a very similar team to Marquette. Both have first year coaches, both are in rebuilding seasons, and both are usually the shortest team on the floor. After losing four starters and two rotation players, the Volunteers have been left looking for an identity. Similar to Marquette, they run a four guard lineup with a 6-8 forward as their makeshift center. Despite this, Tennessee is not adept at hitting their three pointers. They have made 19 3s this season while only shooting .306 from beyond the arc. To put in perspective, Matt Carlino has 17 3s by himself this season. The key stat to know is tempo. You would expect a small like Tennessee to speed up the game but they currently rank 311th in adjusted tempo. So far this season, Marquette has looked very good against slow paced teams (Georgia Tech, Michigan State) and terrible against face paced teams (Omaha, NJIT). Tennessee likes to pressure on defense, but they also like to foul. They have had 6 players foul out in four games this season. A slow paced, less than average three point shooting team who is foul prone should be a great matchup for the Golden Eagles. The key player to stop is Josh Richardson. The 6-6 JR is the only returning starter from last season and has done everything in his power to become the go to go guy. He is averaging 17.5 ppg with 40% 3P shooting. He will be a tough guard from Marquette because he plays from the shooting guard position with a lot of great height. Expecting a very healthy dose of zone from Wojo.

Mascot: Volunteers
Conference: SEC
13-14 Record: 24-13 (11-7)
13-14 RPI: 41
13-14 KenPom: 7
14-15 Record: 2-2 (L v. VCU*, W v. Texas Southern, W v. Santa Clara*, L v. Kansas*)
14-15 KenPom: 82
Coach: Donnie Tyndall (1st season)

Departures from 13-14:
Antonio Barton: Starting PG, 7.5 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.1 apg, 0.6 spg, .340 3P%
Jordan McRae: Starting SG, 18.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.0 bpg, .351 3P%
Jeronne Maymon: Starting PF, 9.7 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.7 spg, .000 3P%
Jarnell Stokes: Starting C, 15.1 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 2.0 apg, 0.9 bpg, .000 3P%
Darius Thompson: 1st off bench, 2.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.0 spg, .195 3P%
A.J. Davis: 4th off bench, 1.3 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.2 apg, 0.2 bpg, .375 3P%
D’Montre Edwards: Benchwarmer, 2.2 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.3 spg, .364 3P%
Rawane Ndiaye: Benchwarmer, 0.9 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 0.0 apg, 0.1 bpg, .000 3P%
Quinton Chievous: Benchwarmer, 0.4 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 0.1 apg, 0.0 spg, .000 3P%
77% of scoring, 73% of rebounding, 80% of assists, 71% of 3Ps

Arrivals:
Ian Chiles: Graduate Transfer SG from IUPUI
Kevin Punter Jr: Top 20 JUCO SG (19th overall)
Devon Baulkman: Unranked JUCO SG
Robert Hubbs III: 2013 4.7 star SG (missed 25 games with injury)
Detrick Mostella: 4 star SG (86th overall)
Tariq Owens: 3 star PF (180th overall)
Jabari McGhee: 2.7 star SF (245th overall)
Willie Carmichael III: 2.3 star PF (335th overall)

Probable Starters:
PG: Kevin Punter Jr: 6-4 180 JR, 10.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.8 spg, .273 3P%
SG: Josh Richardson: 6-6 200 180 JR, 17.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 bpg, .400 3P%
SF: Armani Moore: 6-5 215 JR, 10.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.3 spg, .000 3P%
PF: Robert Hubbs III: 6-6 206 SO, 3.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.3 spg, .000 3P%
C: Derek Reese: 6-8 220 JR, 3.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.3 spg, .222 3P %

Probable Bench:
Detrick Mostella: 6-3 170 FR, 9.5 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.5 spg, .368 3P%
Jabari McGhee: 6-8 210 FR, 5.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 0.0 apg, 0.5 spg, .000 3P%
Dominic Woodson: 6-10 290 SO, 4.7 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.7 bpg, .000 3P%
Willie Carmichael III: 6-8 210 FR, 3.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.5 bpg, .000 3P%

Probable Benchwarmers:
Ian Chiles: 6-1 200 SR SG (injured, status unknown)
Devon Baulkman: 6-5 200 JR SG
Tariq Owens: 6-10 205 FR PF PF
Galen Campbell: 6-2 190 JR SG
Brandon Lopez: 6-1 180 SR PG
Braxton Bonds: 6-1 170 FR PG

Best Case: Marquette wins by 13

Worst Nightmare: Tennessee wins by 11

Final Predication: Marquette 72 Tennessee 67

Advertisements

Tags: , , ,

Categories: Previews

Author:Ryan Jackson

Texas A&M Professional, Marquette Fantatic

Subscribe

Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: