Preview: Tennessee Volunteers
An efficient offense should lead the Volunteers back to the NCAA tournament
2012-13: 20-13 (11-7 SEC)
In-conference offense: 1.05 points per possession (fifth)
In-conference defense: 1.02 points allowed per possession (11th)
Tennessee under Cuonzo Martin is achieving a degree of success on the boards that can only be termed striking. At a time when most "good rebounding" teams specialize on the defensive glass alone (and a few squads that aren't even recognized as being good at rebounding are actually quite successful on the offensive boards), the Volunteers comprise a rare exception to the rebounding rule. Martin's men are simply good at getting rebounds, period. Offensive, defensive, doesn't matter.
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