KNOXVILLE - The Tennessee men's basketball team spent its first 11 games this season trying to create an identity.
With senior guard Lamonte Turner recently deciding to have season-ending shoulder surgery, the Volunteers found themselves right back where they started: a team with no idea who it is.
Already a work in progress while trying to determine roles for a slew of former role players and a crop of freshmen, Turner's exit seemingly couldn't have happened at a worse time. The Vols looked completely outmanned Saturday afternoon in a 68-48 loss to Wisconsin at Thompson-Boling Arena, their final game before opening Southeastern Conference play next Saturday with a visit from LSU.
On offense, Tennessee (8-4) had nobody who could create a shot, and players sometimes were out of control and attempted things that were out of character.