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Postgame Notes
Jemere Hendrix

Jemere Hendrix

Jan. 7, 2004

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Records
* Tennessee improves to 9-1 (1-0), while Georgia falls to 8-4 (0-1)
* Vols are now 8-0 at home (1-0 SEC) this season
* UT has won its last six games--longest winning streak since a six-game stretch last season
* Vols were 5-3 in SEC home games last season ... UT is 4-1 in its last five SEC openers
* UT has an 85-16 mark at home since the 1997-98 season ... UT is 37-13 vs. SEC at home since 1999-2000

Series Notebook
* Tennessee leads the all-time series 79-50 that dates back to 1913
* The two teams split the season series a year ago ... UGA won 81-76 OT at Athens, while UT won 78-72 in Knoxville
* UT leads series 48-13 in games played in Knoxville ... Vols have won 6 of last 7 vs. UGA at home
* Vols have won 8 of last 13 meetings ... Three of last seven games have gone to overtime

McFadgon Scores 31 in First SEC Game; Equals Career-High
* Scored 31 points tonight, connecting on 9-of-15 from the field (6-of-9 3pts) and 7-of-7 at free throw line
* Equals career scoring high with 31 points ... Also had 31 in season opener vs. Wofford
* Recorded fourth game of 20 points or more this season ... Seventh game of scoring double-figures
* His 6 three-pointers are a career-best ... His previous mark was 5 treys during career at Memphis (vs. Old Dominion)
* Connected on 7-of-7 from FT line ... Has now hit 28-of-30 from FT line in last four games
* Transferred from Memphis and sat out last season

Watson Equals Career Mark With 9 Assists
* Equaled career-high with 9 assists ... Third time he has dished out 9 assists in a game ... Last: vs. The Citadel (12/17/03)
* Scored all his points in the second half after being held scoreless in 15 minutes of the first half
* Pulled down a season-high 8 rebounds (previous: 6--three times, last: UMass, 1/3)


 

 

Crump Scores 14, Continues Hot Shooting
* Tallied 14 points tonight, connecting of 6-of-7 shooting from the field
* Entered game ranked No. 12 in NCAA FG percentage and second in the SEC
* Tallied double figures in 9 of the Vols' 10 games this season and 35th time in his career

Hendrix Equals Career-High
* Scored 12 points tonight to equal career scoring high (previous: 12 vs. Wofford, 11/21/03)
* Connected on 4-of-5 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line

Hotshooting Vols
* Tonight's 12 three-pointers and 63 percent shooting from long range are season-highs
* Vols connected on 12-of-19 from three-point range tonight
* UT hit 16-of-24 of its shots from the field in the second half

Quickly...
* John Winchester's 8 points tonight are his most vs. an SEC opponent (previous: 5 at South Carolina, 2/19/03)
* Boomer Herndon's 4 points and 5 rebounds are a career-bests in SEC play
* Vols hit 5 of first 7 FG attempts in second half ... 14-4 UT run in the first 4:21 following halftime
* UGA managed just one field goal in the first 9 minutes of the second half ... Second FG came with 11:04 remaining
* Vols have scored 40 or more points by halftime in six games this season ... Vols led 42-31 at the break tonight
* After leading 4-0, UGA went 5:27 without a basket ... Damien Wilkins ended the drought with a jumper at the 12:45 mark, ending a 14-0 UT run

Next Game
* Tennessee travels to Florida Saturday 1 p.m. (EST) tipoff ... JP will televise the game across the Southeast
* UT leads the series 59-45 vs. Florida ... The two teams split the season series a year ago
* Vols are 1-1 on the road this season ... This will be the Vols' SEC road opener

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