Vols Guard Josh Richardson Carrying 25 Percent of UT’s Offense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – No other player in the Southeastern Conference has scored a higher percentage of his team’s points than Tennessee guard Josh Richardson.
Richardson, has averaged a team-high 16.1 points per game to account for 25.3 percent of the Volunteers’ scoring this season. The lack of proven scoring threats beyond Richardson could be a season-long problem for the Vols (9-5, 1-1 SEC), who host No. 19 Arkansas (13-2, 2-0) on Tuesday.
Tennessee’s shortage of offensive playmakers was painfully evident Saturday when the Vols fell 56-38 to Alabama for their first home loss of the season.
Richardson scored Tennessee’s first eight points of the second half to put the Vols ahead 32-30 lead with 16:50 remaining. Richardson went scoreless the rest of the way, and Alabama outscored Tennessee 26-6 during that stretch.
Vols head coach Donnie Tyndall joked on Monday that if his team did not have Josh Richardson, they might score 15-points per game.

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