Every college basketball team has its flaws, and the Tennessee Volunteers are no different.
The Volunteers are currently in the midst of a successful season, the team is 11-4 and rattled off an impressive win over the Kentucky Wildcats last week.
With that being said, it is still difficult to imagine the Volunteers making a deep run in the tournament as the team has one fatal flaw.
They are 115th in the country at total rebounding.
It's hard to win basketball games when you're giving up second-chance opportunities and only getting one shot at the offensive end.
Three players on the team average more than five rebounds a game: Grant Williams at 6.8, Admiral Schofield at 5.9 and Kyle Alexander at 5.9 as well.
Rebounding is a mindset as much as it is a tactical battle, and some twitter users have called out head oach Rick Barnes as not inspiring enough energy on the defensive side of the ball.
Haven’t watched a lot of Tennessee basketball this year but they appear to be a really bad at rebounding especially on the defensive end. It doesn’t surprise me to see a Rick Barnes coached team get outworked I watched it happen for years in the Big12— Trent Kraus (@TKraus23) January 3, 2018
The Volunteers need to fix their rebounding problem if they want to make a run in the tournament, and only time will tell if they do so.