Tennessee Basketball scrapes by UT-Chattanooga

Tennessee basketball won its 30 straight home game on Monday with its win over UT-Chattanooga, although it wasn’t a pretty win.

Tennessee suffered from a slow start on offense in their win on Monday night. Luckily for the Vols, Chattanooga also suffered from a slow offensive start.

When you look at the final score, it looks like a Virginia game, which is known for its defense. Both teams scored a combined 104 points, which would fall well below the under for the game.

To no one’s surprise, Jordan Bowden was leading the offensive charge for the Vols with 11 first-half points with Lamonte Turner following behind him.

Turner led the second-half offense early as he fell into the double-double category early in the second half. Turner finished the night with 17 points, which led the team.

John Fulkerson was also a big part of keeping the distance between the Vols and the Mocs in the second half. Fulky was able to keep the lead around the double-digit mark with his offense in the second half and finished the night with 14 points.

It wasn’t the best game for Tennessee, and it doesn’t really even deserve to be praised, but every now and then, good teams have bad games, and I’m hoping that’s all this is.

Survive and advance, right? That’s what college basketball is all about, and protecting your home court is right there too.

The Vols did just that, so they can learn from their mistakes and move on as they will play Florida State for their next game on Friday in the Emerald Coast Classic.