Jan. 26, 2013
TENNESSEE TIDBITS Despite the win, Alabama leads the series 75-66
The Vols have a 45-21 series lead in Knoxville.
The Vols snapped Alabama's three game win-streak in the series.
The Vols and Alabama have split the regular season series 1-1.
Both staff wore "Suits and Sneakers as a part of NABC's Coaches vs. Cancer Weekend. A cancer survivor, head coach Cuonzo Martin had his professional career cut short due to a bout with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He received his last treatment April 20, 1998 and is in full remission.
Today's attendance was 18,791, the fourth time this season the Vols have had 18,000+ in Thompson-Boling Arena in the 2012-13 season. Tennessee ranked seventh nationally entering today's game.
FOR STARTERS Freshman Armani Moore made his first career start and scored the Vols first basket of the game.
The Vols began the fame with their fifth different starting lineup in the 2012-13 season.
Today's game marks the first time this season that the starting lineup included a freshman.
G Trae Golden, G Armani Moore, G Josh Richardson, F Jarnell Stokes and F Kenny Hall.
QUITE THE DOUBLE-DOUBLE FOR STOKES Jarnell Stokes recorded his seventh career double-double and fifth of the season, achieving the feat early in the second half.
Stokes finished with 15 points and 18 rebounds.
The 18 rebounds were a career high for the sophomore, while his eight offensive rebounds also marked a career best.
The 18 rebounds also marked the first time since March 9, 2012 that a UT player pulled down 15 rebounds (17-Jeronne Maymon vs. Ole Miss)
The game also marks the first time a UT player has had 15 points and 15 rebounds since Jeronne Maymon against Memphis on Nov. 22, 2011. (32 points, 20 rebs.) Stokes' 18 boards are the most for any Vol since Maymon's 20.
It also marked the 18th time in his career and 10th time this season that he has scored in double figures and the ninth time, and fifth this season that he has taken down 10+ boards.
Stokes added two steals and an assist.
The Vols are 7-0 when Jarnell Stokes makes at least six field goals during his career. Tennessee is 5-0 this season.
McRAE IN DOUBLE FIGURES ... AGAIN Jordan McRae scored in double-figures for the team-leading 13th time this season with his 17 point performance against Alabama.
McRae has notched double-figures in seven-straight games, including five 20+ point efforts.
The junior also tied his season high for assists with four in the game.
LOCK DOWN D The Vols held Alabama to 53 points on the day, the ninth time that the Vols have held their opponent to under 60 points this season.
The Vols have now held their opponents to under 60 points in three-straight games. From Nov. 26 to Dec. 13 the Vols held their opponents to under-60 points in four-straight games, tying the program's longest such streak in the shot-clock era.
Tennessee has also held 15 of 18 opponents to fewer than 70 points this season.
The Vols `D' played strong at the ends of both halves holding Alabama to no field goals in the final 5:10 of the first half and just two in the final 9:04 of the second half.
The first-half drought marks the second time this season the Vols have held Alabama to no field goals for over a five minute span.
TAKING CHARGE The Vols entered the game with Alabama averaging 1.6 charges drawn/game. Against the Crimson Tide, the Vols drew one.
Yemi Makanjuola notched his team leading eighth drawn charge and 15th of his career near the 11 minute mark in the first half.
Tennessee has drawn 29 charges this season.
UP NEXT The Vols will return to action on Tuesday, January 29 against Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena