Tennessee’s first game without redshirt senior point guard Lamonte Turner didn’t go well. At all.
The Vols lost by 20 points to Wisconsin in Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday, falling 68-48 to the Badgers. Tennessee’s offense never got going, and no single Vol scored in double figures against Wisconsin. The Vols made just 34.8 percent of their overall shots and only made six of their 18 three-pointers. Tennessee didn’t score in the second half until the 13:36 mark, and they didn’t make their first field goal of the second half until the 12:40 mark.
After the game, Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes had plenty to talk about.
Barnes discussed his team’s poor offense against Wisconsin and over the last few games, adjusting to life without Lamonte Turner, the arrival of four-star point guard Santiago Vescovi and his timeline for playing, and much more.
Here’s everything Barnes had to say after the Vols’ loss to Wisconsin:
A couple Tennessee players also spoke with the media after the game. Freshman Davonte Gaines discussed his new role as a starter and Jalen Johnson talked about his career-high nine points in an expanded role as well.
Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard met with the local media after the game, too. Here’s everything he had to say: