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Postgame Notes: Georgia 57, Tennessee 53 (OT)



Jan. 18, 2012

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Numbers of Interest
2: The Vols played their second overtime game of the season. They also lost in double OT to Memphis (11/22/11) in Maui.

5: Neither team led by five points the entire game, with each team claiming the advantage. UT last led by five with 5:58 remaining in regulation.

6: With a team-high 16 points, Trae Golden has led the Vols six times in scoring this season, including four of the last six games.

20: Jarnell Stokes has scored 20 points in his first two career games at UT, on 9-of-14 shooting (.643).

34.9: UT held the Bulldogs to 22-of-63 shooting (34.9 percent), the second-lowest mark by a Vols' opponent this season.

D-D-D-D-DEFENSE
- The Vols played their second-best defensive game of the season, allowing their second lowest total of the season, 57 points. The previous low for an opponent was 55 by The Citadel (12/29/11). If the game ended in regulation, Georgia's 46 points would've been the lowest by an opponent this season.
- Tennessee held Georgia to 34.9 from the floor, the lowest by a Vols opponent this season with the exception of Chattanooga (1/2/12), which shot 34.5.
- Georgia's 10.5 percent from 3-point range was also the lowest by an opponent this season. The previous low was 21.1 percent by The Citadel. The worst 3-point shooting game for a Vols' foe last season was by Auburn (2/3/11), when the Tigers made 15.4 percent on 2-of-13.

STOKE-D
- In his second college game, Jarnell Stokes scored in double-figures for the first time with 11. He had seven points in a Vols' 8-0 run midway through the second half.

MAYMON PILING UP POINTS
- Jeronne Maymon scored in double-figures for the fourth straight game with 12 points. For the season, he has 11 games with 10 or more points and 12 times in his career.

GOLDEN SCORER
- Trae Golden scored in double-figures for the 14th time in 18 games this season with 16. Golden has led UT in scoring now six times this season, tops on the team.

OVERTIME NUMBERS
- The Vols played their second overtime game of the season. The other was a 99-97 double-overtime loss to Memphis (11/22/11) in Maui.
- Tennessee is now 35-48 all-time in overtimes and 24-35 in single-overtime games.

THE SERIES WITH GEORGIA
- Tennessee has won 14 of its last 18 games against Georgia, despite the loss.
- The Vols are now 33-35 in Athens and 23-27 mark at Stegman Coliseum.
- Tennessee and Georgia met for the 146th time Wednesday.
- The Volunteers lead the all-time series 92-53, dating to 1913. UT's 92 wins over the Bulldogs are the second-most by the Vols over any opponent.
- Cuonzo Martin and Mark Fox have no previous head-to-head coaching meetings prior to this game.
- Former Tennessee head coach Ray Mears perfected beating the Bulldogs, notching a 25-4 all-time record against Georgia during his tenure on The Hill (1962-78), including a string of 14 consecutive wins spanning eight years. He won nine times in Athens.

VOLS' GEORGIA PEACHES
- The Vols' roster includes four Peach State natives, including starting guards Cameron Tatum (Lithonia) and Trae Golden (Powder Springs). That duo, along with Georgia natives Kenny Hall (Stone Mountain) and Jordan McRae (Midway), accounted for 56 percent of UT's scoring and 70 percent of the team's assists this season entering the game.

FOR STARTERS
- The Vols continued with their "SEC" line-up, for the fourth-straight conference game. The five featuring guards Trae Golden, Josh Richardson, Cameron Tatum along with forwards Jeronne Maymon and Renaldo Woolridge started.
- Golden, Tatum and Maymon have started all 18 games this season.
- The Vols' first subs were Kenny Hall, Skylar McBee and Jordan McRae with 16:07 left in the first half.

UP NEXT
- The Vols step out of SEC play for the final time in 2011-12 to host No. 11 UConn, the defending national champions, on Saturday at 4 p.m., at Thompson-Boling Arena. The game airs nationally on CBS and can be heard on the Vol Network.

 

 

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