Jan. 2, 2012
Jan. 2, 2012
6: Cameron Tatum had a career-high six assists along with zero turnovers in the win.
16: Skylar McBee scored a career-high 16 points, he had tied his previous high of 15 in the first half alone.
29: Trae Golden tied his career-high with 29 points, the second time this season he scored 29. He also did it vs. UNCG.
39: The Vols attempted 39 3-pointers, the second-most in a game in school history. The record of 50 came vs. NC A&T in 2007.
74: The Vols have scored 74 bench points in the last two games with a 24-4 mark tonight to make a 74-16 margin for the last two games.
- The Vols and Mocs combined to shoot 24-of-65 from 3-point range with the Vols shooting 13-of-39 and UTC going 11-of-26.
- The 24 first-half attempts (nine makes) were the second-most in a half in Tennessee history. The Vols set the school record for attempts in a half (3) and a game (50) on Nov. 27, 2007 vs. North Carolina A&T.
Tenn. 3FGs Attempted (Game)
50 vs. NC A&T (11/27/07)
39 vs. Chattanooga (1/2/12)
37 vs. Chattanooga (12/4/07)
37 vs. LSU (2/10/90)
36 vs. Alabama (2/21/07)
35 at Arkansas (2/24/07)
SUCCESSFUL SURGERY, SUCCESSFUL NIGHT FOR GOLDEN
- Just three days after undergoing nasal fracture surgery, Trae Golden lit up the nets at Thompson-Boling Arena with a career-high tying 29 points.
- Golden also tallied 29 in the season-opener vs. UNC Greensboro to set his previous high.
- Golden scored in double-figures for the 10th time in 13 games this season and his career.
- It was his second-career 20-point game, the other coming in the opener vs. UNC Greensboro.
- Golden set a new career-high in field goals made (11) and tied his career high for 3-pointers attempted (9). His former high for field goals (10), and 3-pointers attempted (9) were set vs. UNCG.
McBEE's THREE-POINT DELIGHT
- Sharp-shooter Skylar McBee set his career high with 16 points. McBee had already equaled his career-high in the first half with 15 points before intermission.
- McBee tied his career-high for 3-pointers with five in the game. His previous career-high of five was set vs. ULM (11/16/11). Against UTC, McBee equalled that mark in the first half alone.
- McBee's 11 attempts from beyond the arc also set a career-high, breaking his former mark of nine vs. ULM as well.
- It was McBee's third game in a row in double-figures and fifth this season. It was his eighth career-game with 10 or more.
- Tatum also grabbed eight rebounds.
McRAE BACK IN THE GROOVE
- After tallying a total of eight points in his previous three games, combined, Jordan McRae returned to double-figures with 12 points.
- It was McRae's seventh game this season and of his career with 10 or more points.
MAYMON ON THE BOARDS
- Jeronne Maymon had his fifth game this season in double-figure rebounds with 10. He had a total of seven boards in his last two games before returning the 10-plus mark.
- The Vols dominated bench scoring for the second game in a row outscoring UTC, 24-4 from reserves. The Vols led 21-0 in the category before the Mocs got a bench point early in the second half.
- Over the last two games, UT has outscored its opponents 74-16 in bench points including 50-12 vs. The Citadel.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
- For the 12th time in 13 years the Vols opened the new year with a win. The lone blemish was a defeat at Kansas (1/3/2009).
NOTING THE SERIES
- Tennessee are now 33-5 all-time against the Mocs, dating to the start of the inter-state rivalry in 1913.
- The Vols have won 27 of the last 28 games in the series with UTC's lone win in that stretch coming in 2004.
- The Vols are now 37-5 all-time against systems schools with a 33-5 mark vs. Chattanooga and a 4-0 record vs. UT-Martin.
- Monday's game marked the first between the schools where the Vols AD Dave Hart competed against his son, Rick Hart, the AD at Chattanooga.
- Chattanooga's Ronrico White is the son of former Vols' great Tony White (1984-87).
- The Vols head to Memphis for their final road non-conference game at another interstate foe, Memphis. That game tips at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday at FedEx Forum. The game will air on FoxSports South and can be heard on the Vol Network. Tennessee returns home to host No. 13/14 Florida on Saturday at 11 a.m. to open SEC play.