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Postgame Notes



Jan. 25, 2004

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Records
* Tennessee falls to 10-5, while Louisville improves to 15-1 ... Cardinals have won 15 consecutive games
* Vols are now 9-2 at home this season ... Lost last two home games
* UT has an 86-18 mark at home since the 1997-98 season
* UT is 54-4 in its last 57 non-conference games at Thompson-Boling Arena ... Two of those losses to UL

Series Notebook
* Louisville leads the all-time series 10-7... UL has won 10 of the last 11 meetings in the series
* UL leads the series 5-1 in Knoxville ... UT holds a 5-4 advantage at Louisville
* Last three meetings in as many seasons have been decided by three points or less
* UL rallied to win last two meetings (73-72 at Louisville Dec. 20, 2001 and 72-69 at Knoxville-Jan. 25, 2003)
* UT's last win in the series was a 100-84 decision in the 1985 NIT consolation game at New York

Crump Leads Vols With 16 Points
* Led Tennessee with 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the field
* Also grabbed 8 rebounds tonight ... Has 21 rebounds in last two games
* Tallied double figures in 14 of the Vols' 15 games this season and 40th time in his career

Watson Leads Vols in Scoring
* Scored 15 points tonight on 6-of-9 shooting from the field, including 2-of-2 from three-point range
* Recorded double-figures in 12 games this season and 25 for his career
* Watson scored 10 points in the first half ... He opened the game hitting 4 of his first 5 shots from the field
* Dished out 3 assists ... Entered game as the SEC leader (5.9)

Hendrix Sets Career Rebounding High
* Pulled down career-high 12 rebounds tonight, including 4 on the offensive glass (previous: 11--twice, last vs. UMass, 1/3/04)
* Recorded fourth double-figure rebounding effort of the season

McFadgon Reaches Double-Figures
* Scored 10 points tonight ... 12th game this season of scoring double-figures
* Entered the game as the SEC's leading scorer averaging 19.2 ppg
* Streak of 32 consecutive free throws ended in first half on first attempt ... Also had a streak of 27 in a row earlier this year
* Entered game leading the SEC in FT shooting (.947) ... No. 5 in NCAA FT stats ... Hit 3-of-4 at FT line tonight
* Scored career-high 33 in last game vs. Kentucky .... Most in SEC this season


 

 

Quickly...
* Tonight's game was the Vols' fourth vs. ranked teams in last five games
* Vols are 1-2 vs. ranked opponents this season ... UT has won four of last seven games vs. ranked opponents
* UT led 28-26 at halftime ... Vols are now 9-1 when leading at halftime this season
* Vols outrebounded UL 22-11 in first half (10-2 offensive rebounds) ... UL outrebounded UT 23-16 in second half
* John Winchester had a career-best 3 steals tonight (previous: 2 vs. Kentucky 1/20/04)
* Last two UT opponents hit just (.149) from three-point range (7-of-47)
* Louisville is just second team to outscore Vols at FT line this season (17-12) ... Nebraska bettered UT at line (27-16)
* UT's first back-to-back home losses since a 76-71 loss to Alabama (2/22/03) and 88-67 loss to LSU (3/1/03)
* Following last year's loss to Louisville, the Vols rebounded to win six consecutive games

Next Game
* Tennessee plays at Mississippi State Wednesday in 8 p.m. (EST) tipoff
* UT won last year's meeting 59-49 at Knoxville (March 5, 2003)
* Vols have won 5 of last 8 meetings against Mississippi State
* MSU won the last meeting at Starkville 92-91 in overtime (Jan. 16, 2002)

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