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Postgame Notes: Tennessee 81, Arkansas 74

Jan. 22, 2014

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THE SERIES

  • The Vols are now 12-6 overall, 3-2 in the SEC. Arkansas fell to 12-6 overall, 1-4 in the SEC.
  • With the win, Tennessee improves to 18-14 in the all-time series against Arkansas
  • In Knoxville, the Vols are 10-2
  • The Vols have a two-game home winning streak in SEC play
  • The Vols have four consecutive home wins over the Razorbacks
  • Cuonzo Martin has a 3-2 career head coaching record against Arkansas

FOR STARTERS

DOUBLE-DIGIT SCORERS

  • The Vols had three players finish in double figures: Jordan McRae (34), Jeronne Maymon (17) and Josh Richardson (10).
  • Maymon matched his season high with 17 points. It was the ninth time this year he has scored at least 10 points.
  • Richardson also has nine games with at least 10 points this season, giving him 20 in his career.
  • Seven Vols scored in the game.
  • The Vols are 26-3 in the Cuonzo Martin era when scoring at least 80 points in the game

McRAE'S BIG DAY

  • It is the first time this season he has scored at least 30 points and the third time in his career. He finished just one point shy of his career high (35 points at Georgia - 3/2/13)
  • It was the 12th time this year he has led the Vols in scoring (30 for his career)
  • He was 9 of 18 from the field, including 4 for 8 from the 3-point line
  • Down the stretch, McRae scored the final 13 points of the game for the Vols. He made 10 free throws in the final 2:30 of the game.
  • He had a career-high free throws made with 12

EXCHANGING LEADS: 2ND HALF

  • After an up and down first half, the story continued in the second half with 10 more
  • In total, there were 15 lead changes in the game, the most this season for the Vols.
  • Last season's high was 16 in a 66-61 win at South Carolina (2/10/13)
  • The game was tied 10 times

EXCHANGING LEADS: 1ST HALF

  • It was a back-and-forth first half between Tennessee and Arkansas. The score was tied five times and the lead changed hands five times
  • Tennessee was 15-of-17 (88 percent) from the charity stripe in the half, while Arkansas shot only 6 free throws, making 3 of them (50 percent)
  • Jeronne Maymon led the way for the Vols in free throws, making 5 of 6. He finished the half with 9 points, second only to McRae, who had 10 points.

THE FIVE-POINT POSSESSION

  • Tennesse turned the tied late with a five-point play.
  • An intentional foul by Arkansas put Jeronne Maymon on the line for free throws. He made both and Tennessee maintained possession. McRae drained a 3-pointer to give
  • Tennessee a 71-68 lead with 4:36 remaining.
  • The possession sparked a late 10-2 run by the Vols, eventually pushing the lead to 76-70 with 1:15 left.

FIRST HALF FREE THROWS

  • The Vols' shooting from the free-throw line helped carry the offense in the first half.
  • Tennessee was 15-of-17 (88 percent) from the charity stripe in the half, while Arkansas shot only 6 free throws, making 3 of them (50 percent)
  • Jeronne Maymon led the way for the Vols in free throws, making 5 of 6. He finished the half with 9 points, second only to McRae, who had 10 points.

FREE THROW MEN

  • Jarnell Stokes' home free throw streak was snapped midway through the second half.
  • He hit two free throws in the first half to extend his streak to 14 consecutive. Overall, he made 27 of 31 free throws at home this season.
  • After missing his first free throw of the game, Maymon went on a tear from the line. He made his next nine to finish 9-of-10 from the line.

ON DEFENSE & REBOUNDING

  • The Vols out rebounded Arkansas 42 to 37 in the game
  • Maymon led the way with nine rebounds, just one board away from a double double
  • Tennessee also totaled 10 blocks in the game.
  • Armani Moore drew his first charge of the season, the sixth of his career. He also logged a career-best four blocks.

UP NEXT

  • Tennessee returns to action on Friday as the Vols travel to No. 6 Florida for a 4 p.m., matchup in Gainesville.
  • The game vs. the Gators airs on ESPN and can he heard on the Vol Network.
  • The Vols have beaten Florida in each of the last three games they have played.

 

 

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