Guard play vital in Hogs-Vols rematch

In order to make strides at this point in a season, Tennessee’s Rick Barnes says teams, including his, need one thing in particular: Tough, hard-nosed, seasoned guard play.

A look at the Hogs and Vols’ backcourts ahead of Wednesday’s rematch in BWA:

While Arkansas did not have Isaiah Joe in the Knoxville game, Voss didn’t have 6-6 freshman guard Josiah-Jordan James. James is back in the lineup. He is known for his defensive skills. Will we see James on Joe tomorrow night?

Tennessee struggles on the road. That’s the first point. The other real issue is about our hogs. Joe plays defense too! His presence on the floor will keep the Vol’s from running 3 players at Mason Jones when he touches the ball! Game on and I think it will be a good game.

I agree. Haven’t seen the latest line on the game. We should be favored comfortably.

With Joe back and the pressure off Mason to carry the load it should really help over all play. We watched JW find his shot again and we came back from a big deficit to get a much needed win, you would think we should have some confidence going into the Tenn game. I believe we will handle the Vols if we play our best and can drive to the basket to get some fouls on the Vols early and kick it out for some open threes. WPS

Balanced scoring by all 5 starters is what the hogs will need to do! Rebound as a team and stop the straight line drive.
It may end up being another nail bitter. Our hogs don’t have the killer instinct with the ability to put a team away early.

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