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Postgame Notes: #2 Kentucky 65, Vols 62



Jan. 14, 2012

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BY THE NUMBERS
5: Jeronne Maymon recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

6: Tennessee's 34-28 halftime lead was Kentucky's largest halftime deficit of the season and marked just the fourth time UK has trailed at intermission this season.

9: In his UT debut, Jarnell Stokes scored nine points to lead all bench players from both teams, shooting 4-of-5.

+15: Tennessee's bench outscored Kentucky's by a 15-point margin, besting the Wildcats 24-9.

21,678: Thompson-Boling Arena was sold out for the first time this season with a capacity crowd of 21,678.

PLAYING THE BEST
- Saturday's game vs. No. 2 Kentucky was Tennesse's third against a Top 20 team in the last eight days as the Vols beat then-No. 13 Florida last Saturday (67-56) and lost at No. 20 Mississippi State on Thursday (62-58).

- The game with No. 2 Kentucly marked the Vols' sixth game this season against a Top 20 team at the ime of the game. UT has also played Duke (No. 6) on Nov. 21, Memphis (No. 8) on Nov. 22, Pitt (No. 17) on Dec. 3) in addition to the games against Florida (No. 13) and Mississippi State (No. 20).

VOLS VS. No. 2
- The Vols have picked up eight wins all-time against a No. 2-ranked team with six of the wins coming against Kentucky (1950, 1977 twice, 1980, 1993, 2010). The other wins vs. second-ranked teams were in 1959 vs. Auburn and 2006 vs. Florida.

- Tennessee is now 5-5 all-time against Kentucky, when the Cats come to Knoxville as the No. 2-ranked team.

- Tennessee's last win against any team ranked No. 2 was against Kentucky on Feb. 27, 2010, a 74-65 victory for the then-No. 19 Vols.

- Exactly 62 years ago, an unranked Tennessee team defeated a second-ranked Kentucky team in Knoxville, 66-53 on Jan. 14, 1950.

TOTALLY STOKE-D
- Jarnell Stokes made his Vols debut with 11:18 left in the first half. He scored his first college points with a hook shot in the paint with 10:48 left in the first half.

- He had a long-range jumper wth 9:12 left in the first half and then drew a foul on Kentucky's Terrence Jones with 8:53 left before checking out at 8:28.

- Stokes debut trended both Worldwide and in the United States on Twitter during the first half of the game. "Jarnell Stokes" and "Size 20" were trending. Size 20, can be attributed to Stokes' massize size 20 foot.

- Stokes led all bench players with 9 points and 4 rebounds in his 17 minutes, shooting 4-of-5.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE MACHINE
- Jeronne Maymon recorded his fifth double-double of the season and his career with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Additionally, Maymon scored in double-figures for the 10th time this season and 11th in his career.

- Maymon's 15 points were his most since scoring 18 vs. Austin Peay (12/10/11).

CAM'S CONTRIBUTIONS
- Cameron Tatum scored in double-figures for the eighth time this season and 41st of his career with a 16-point outing, leading the Vols for the fourth time this year.

CALL ON THE BENCH
- Tennessee outscored Kentucky 24-9 in bench scoring led by Stokes, who had 9 points. The Vols have been dominant off the bench of late. UT has outscored its foes in bench scoring in five of the last six games.

THE POWER `D'
- Tennessee held UK's Doron Lamb to a season-low 4 points, his previous low of 8 coming vs. Old Dominion (11/20/11). Lamb was scoreless in the first half and shot just 1-of-7 overall.

- The Vols held UK to its third-lowest shooting percentage in a half as the Wildcats shot just 36 percent in the opening 20 minutes (9-of-25).

CHARGE!
- The Vols drew four charges in the game. Kenny Hall took his fifth and sixth, Cameron Tatum his seventh and Jarnell Stokes, his first of his career.

NOTING THE SERIES
- The Kentucky-Tennessee series is the oldest and most-played in SEC history. Tennessee is now 66-147 all-time against Kentucky in 214 meetings. The Vols are 46-51 in games played in Knoxville.

- Tennessee's 66 wins in the series are the most by any team against Kentucky all-time. Kentucky's 147 wins are the most of any opponent.

UP NEXT
- After playing three Top 20 teams in an eight-game span, the Vols head to Georgia for an 8 p.m., game that airs on the SEC Network.


 

 

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