Tennessee V. Missouri: Immediate Breakdown

by | Jan 7, 2020 | Analysis

By Luke Thomas

Tennessee earned their first SEC victory of the season this evening against the Missouri Tigers by a score of 69-59 in an ugly, hard-fought game in Columbia. The match-up was a nail-biter that left both fans of the Volunteers and Tigers at the edge of their seats, however, the game itself was sloppy and very low scoring; fertile ground for a Cuonzo Martin coached basketball team.

Despite the game’s tempo playing directly into the hands of the former Volunteers’ head coach, Tennessee was able to impress with a decent offensive performance given the circumstances. They were led in scoring by Jordan Bowden, who seems to have finally recovered from his slump, with 13-points, followed by Santiago Vescovi with 12. Additionally, Jalen Johnson, who has struggled throughout most of his career with the Vols, became a major contributor racking up 11-points and 3 nailed shots from beyond the arch.

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Luke Thomas

Luke was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and grew up with a passion for SEC Football. His career in journalism started in 2016 when he covered his hometown MTSU Blue Raiders. He would later go on to cover the local Vanderbilt Commodores before he would begin covering the Volunteers. He wrote for SBNation, covering UT Athletics before joining Volunteer Roadshow in May of 2019.

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