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Postgame Notes: Vanderbilt 65, Vols 47



Jan. 24, 2012

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BY THE NUMBERS
1: Head coach Cuonzo Martin wore the legendary orange blazer for the first time. The blazer was debuted by Ray Mears.

1: Yemi Makanjuola scored his first points in eight games with seven. The last times he scored was when he tallied a career-high 18 vs. The Citadel (12/29/11) .

1: The Vols made just 1-of-10 3-point shots, a Josh Richardson trey late in the game.

10: Jarnell Stokes had 10 rebounds, his second game in a row with 10 or more rebounds after grabbing 12 vs. UConn.

12: Jeronne Maymon scored in double-figures for the 12th time this season. He was UT's lone player with 10 or more points.

ORANGE BLAZER
- Vols coach Cuonzo Martin wore an orange blazer for the first time as head coach of Tennessee. Ray Mears was the first coach to don the trademark coat during his tenure, debuting it in 1962 when he was hired. It is believed that every Vols coach since Mears (Don DeVoe, Wade Houston, Jerry Green, Buzz Peterson and Bruce Pearl) with the except of Kevin O'Neill wore an orange blazer at some point as coach of the Vols.

MAYMON MAKES BUCKETS
- Jeronne Maymon scored in double-figures for the fifth time in six games with 15 points (11 in the first half). It was Maymon's 12th game this season and 13th game in his career in double-figures.

STOKING THE GLASS
- In his fourth college game, Jarnell Stokes grabbed double-figure rebounds for the second game in a row with 10. He had pulled down 12 against UConn last Saturday. He now has 34 boards in four games (8.5 per game).

YEMI BACK ON THE BOARD
- Yemi Makanjuola scored his first points in eight games -- since his breakout 18-point effort vs. The Citadel (12/29/11). His seven points were his first of 2012 after being held scoreless in 37 minutes over six games played since the turn of the calendar.

TOUGH SCORING DAYS
- The 47 points were a season low as well as the field goal percentage of 35.3. Previously, the Vols scored just 53 at Georgia and were held to 36.2 at Memphis. - It was a tough scoring night for many of the Vols' regulars. The combination of Trae Golden, Cameron Tatum, Skylar McBee, Kenny Hall and Jordan McRae tallied a total of eight points. The quintet came into the game averaging 45.4 points.

THE SERIES WITH VANDERBILT
- Tennessee and Vanderbilt met for the 180th time Tuesday ... The Volunteers lead the all-time series 110-70, dating to 1922 and have now won six of the last 11 meetings ... UT's 110 wins over the Dores are the most by the Vols over any opponent, and only Kentucky (212 games) has been an opponent of the Vols more times than Vanderbilt ... UT leads the series 67-17 when playing in Knoxville ... Vanderbilt leads 50-37 when it is played on the Commodores' home court ... UT and VU have played every season since their first meeting in 1922 except for the WWII years of 1944 and 1945 ... UT is 11-6 in the city of Nashville since 2005-06.

NOTING THE STARTERS
- The Vols kept their same starting lineup for the second game in a row featuring freshman bigman Jarnell Stokes, who drew the nod for the second game in a row. He was joined by guards Trae Golden, Josh Richardson, Cameron Tatum along with forward Jeronne Maymon. - Golden, Tatum and Maymon have started all 20 games this season. - The Vols' first sub was Skylar McBee with 17:21 left in the first half.

UP NEXT
- The Vols return home to host Auburn on Saturday at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2 and can be heard on the Vol Network.

 

 

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