Tennessee has made 39 three pointers in three games, an average of 13.0 per game. That puts the Volunteers at fourth best in the country, based on the numbers coming into Friday night. The team numbers are a little skewed a little though. Red hot Scotty Hopson has made 14 of 18 (78%) three pointers this season and is averaging 22.0 PPG. When a player shoots like that, your team three point shooting is usually very high.
While Kansas, Michigan State, Texas, and Kentucky get the national headlines, Pearl's Volunteers are getting the job done better than any other team in the country. That's why the Vols moved up to a one seed in my latest bracketology, although it didn't go over well with the Kentucky faithful. Right now I have Tennessee as the favorites in the SEC and as the top seed in the South bracket.
With DePaul, #7 Purdue/Saint Josephs, Charleston, East TN State, Middle TN State, Wyoming, USC, NC A&T up next, it's very likely that Tennessee will go into the Memphis game on December 31st with a near perfect or perfect record and a top five ranking. Imagine that.
For now, it's clear Tennessee is one of the elite teams in the country. While others have had their scares, Tennessee continues to roll.
Edited: Had to add in the DePaul, Purdue/Saint Josephs matchups that aren't listed on the schedule.