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Postgame Notes: Vols 67, #13 Gators 56



Jan. 7, 2012

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BY THE NUMBERS
9: An unranked Tennessee team knocked off a ranked Florida team for the ninth time in history and first time since Feb. 27, 2007.

13: Kenny Hall tallied a season high with 13 points, in his first game off the bench this season.

+24: The Vols outscored the Gators by 24 in bench points, 25-1.

35.7: The Vols held Florida to a season-low 35.7 field goal percentage. The Gators' previous low was 41.2 vs. Arizona.

56: Tennessee held Florida to a season-low 56 points and lowest mark since the Gators scored 54 against Kentucky in the 2011 SEC Tournament (3/13/11).

DOWN WITH THE GATORS
- An unranked Vols team knocked off a ranked Gators team for the ninth time in history and first time since Feb. 27, 2007, when UT defeated No. 5 Florida, 86-76.

- The Vols are now 6-1 in their last seven games against the Gators in Knoxville, winning every game since 2006 with the exception of last season's loss in double-overtime.

- It was the Vols' first win over a ranked team this season and first since Feb. 22, 2011, when the Vols upset No. 18 Vanderbilt, 60-51 in Nashville.

HALL OF A SCORER
- In his new role coming of the bench for the first time this season, junior Kenny Hall had a strong game. He scored a season-high 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.

- It was Hall's fifth game this season in double-figures and 10th in his career.

GOLDEN DAYS
- Golden shot 4-of-8 from the floor and is now 23-of-39 over the last three games for 59 percent from the floor.

- Golden scored in double-figures for the 12th time in 15 games this season and his career with his 12 points.

MAYMON BACK IN BEAST MODE
- Jeronne Maymon showed tremendous grit and intensity on both ends of the court. He tallied 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.

- It was Maymon's eighth game this season in double-figures and ninth of his career.

- It was the first time since the UNC Asheville (12/20/11) game that Maymon scored 10 or more -- five games ago.

SHOOTING NUMBERS TELL THE STORY
- Tennessee shot 51 percent from the floor, including 54.5 percent in the second half.

- Two games after attempting the second-most 3-pointers in school history (39 vs. Chattanooga), the Vols were cautious and efficient with their shots from beyond the arc, going 5-of-10 for 50 percent.

- The Vols limited Florida to a season-low 35.7 field goal percentage. Their previous low as 41.2 vs. Arizona (12/7/11). It was Florida's lowest field goal percentage since shooting 28.3 percent at Auburn (1/20/11).

- Florida was held without a field goal for a span of 8:13 in the second half.

CALL ON THE BENCH
- The Vols outscored Florida in bench scoring, 25-1, a +24 margin. It marked the third time in four games that Tennessee had a significant positive scoring margin from its reserves. Against The Citadel, Tennessee outscored the Bulldogs, 50-12 and followed that up with a 24-4 mark vs. Chattanooga.

CHARGE!
- Jeronne Maymon drew two chrages to add to his team-high of 11. Cameron Tatum drew his sixth charge of the year. Kenny Hall also drew his fourth charge of the season in the game. Maymon has about 40 percent of the Vols' 28 charges drawn this season.

NOTING THE SERIES
- Tennessee is now 70-52 against the Gators all-time. All-time in Knoxville the Vols are 42-16.

- Tennessee snapped Florida's four-game winning streak in the series.The Vols' last win came on Jan. 31, 2010, a 61-60 victory in Knoxville.

- An unranked Tennessee team has beaten a ranked Florida team nine times, the last coming on Feb. 27, 2007 when the Vols downed the No. 5 Gators, 86-76.

FOR STARTERS
- The Vols changed their starting line-up for the first time during the season after opening with the same line-up for the first 14 games. Guard Josh Richardson drew his first-career start while Forward Renaldo Woolridge started for the first time in two seasons. Woolridge's last start came Feb. 13, 2010 at Kentucky (62 games ago).

- Tennessee had started the same line-up of : Guard Trae Golden, Guard Jordan McRae, Guard Cameron Tatum, Forward Jeronne Maymon and Center Kenny Hall for the first 14 games.

- The Vols' first sub was Kenny Hall at the 16:00 minute mark.

HOME SWEET HOME
- The Vols won their fifth game in a row at home and stand at 7-2 overall at Thompson-Boling Arena this season.

UP NEXT
- Tennessee returns to action on Thursday, Jan. 12 at Mississippi State (ESPN2) at 9 p.m. The Vols are next at home to host No. 2 Kentucky on Saturday at 12 p.m. The game will air on ESPN and can be heard on the Vol Network.

 

 

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