Tennessee basketball is set to take on Wright State tomorrow in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. But Before they tip-off, they had a message to the media and basketball fans across the country.
Don’t pick them in their brackets.
Don’t pick us.
— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) March 14, 2018
As Rick Barnes said, TURN ME UP!
On one hand this has some really big backfire potential if, you know, they don’t win, but, on the other hand……
If this doesn’t have you ready to run through a wall for this basketball team, you need to find another team. SEC Coach of the year? Check. SEC Player of the Year? Hello. Road and neutral site wins? Twelve of em.
“You picked us to finish 13th, and we haven’t forgotten it.”
But, again, the team needs to make a deep run in the tournament for this not to be instant, legendary meme-material.
Credit to Rick Barnes and the basketball staff for being willing to put themselves out there amid the most stressful week of the season. The players obviously love it. The fans love it.
Tennessee against the world. Let’s GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!