Tubby Smith, head coach, University of Memphis
Sports ViewGiven all the headlines this season regarding allegations about illegal payoffs and coaching improprities, the last thing the NCAA needs right now are more bad stories. They would rather the focus remain on all the conference tournaments, Selection Sunday, March Madness, etc. But instead, situations in Memphis, Tennessee and Storrs, Connecticut, have refocused attention on the ugly side of college basketball.
When the college basketball season began, Middle Tennessee State University was regarded as the local team with the best shot at making the NCAA Tournament, followed by Belmont. But Sunday when the selections were announced, neither of them were part of the field. Instead, Tennessee, picked to finish 13th in the SEC during preseason, and Lipscomb, a team that had never made it to the NCAA Tournament since becoming a top tier program, were in and both MTSU and Belmont were out.
A Tennessee team picked in preseason polls to finish 13th wrapped a stunning surprise season Saturday in Knoxville, clinching a share of the Southeastern Conference Championship with a 66-61 comeback victory over the Georgia Bulldogs. It was their first time atop the league in any capacity since 2008, and the 10th time in their history they’ve either been champions or co-champions.
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