Martin Has UT Men's Basketball Playing Well
Under Martin's guidance, the Vols hung tough with two top 10 teams in Duke and Memphis in the Maui Invitational tournament this week. The Vols gained praise from Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in their 77-67 loss to a talented No. 6 Blue Devils team Monday night. Tuesday, the Vols took No. 8 Memphis to double overtime before falling 99-97. Even though the Vols lost both games, they showed great character and even more importantly what the direction the program is headed.
At the end of the day it comes down to wins and losses, but if the Vols keep playing hard, they will win some big games this year. It's always tough when a new coach comes into a program. It takes a little bit for the new coach to implement his system. The Vols players seemed to buy into what Martin has done so far. This could be the start of something great in Knoxville with Martin and Vols men's basketball.