Vols struggle to produce points in their losses
Tennessee already is playing the suffocating defense Cuonzo Martin demands of his teams. The Vols' offense isn't nearly as far along.
The Volunteers have shot a combined 28 of 96 (29.2 percent) in their two losses, a 62-45 setback against Oklahoma State and a 37-36 defeat to Georgetown.
The Georgetown game Friday represented Tennessee's second-lowest point total since the 1985 introduction of a shot clock. It was the lowest combined point total in a Tennessee game since the Vols' 11-6 victory over Temple on Dec. 15, 1973.
Tennessee (4-2) faces another tough test Wednesday at Virginia (6-2), which was tied for fourth nationally in scoring defense through Monday's games. The Cavaliers, who have won five in a row, allow 52.9 points per game and limit opponents to 36.9 percent shooting.
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