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Postgame Notes: Vols 73, Georgia 62



Feb. 4, 2012

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BY THE NUMBERS
4: The Vols have used four different starting line-ups this season and are 4-0 when debuting each set of five.

5: Tennessee is fifth in the nation in average attendance including a crowd of 19,379 for the Georgia game. It was the fourth game in a row with a crowd of 19,000-plus.

8: The Vols are 8-1 in home games since Dec. 20 with the lone loss to current No. 1 Kentucky on Jan. 14, but just three points.

12: Tennessee outscored Georgia 12-0 in fastbreak points.

22: Trae Golden saw his starting streak end at 22 games, but coming off the bench, he tallied a team-high16 in the win.

GOLDEN OFF THE BENCH
- After coming off the bench for the first time in 23 games this season, Trae Golden tallied a team-high16 points for Tennessee.

- It was Golden's 16th game this season and in his career in double-figures.

MAYMON MOUNTS UP POINTS
- Jeronne Maymon scored in double-figures for the fourth straight game, eighth time in nine games and 15th time this season with 15 vs. Georgia.

McRAE BACK IN SCORING MODE
- After his second scoreless game in three at No. 1 Kentucky on Tuesday, Jordan McRae returned to the scoring column with 14.

- It was McRae's 10th game this season and in his career in double-figures.

- It was also McRae's best scoring game since Dec. 14, when he tallied 19 at College of Charleston.

COMING OUT IN DROVES
- The Vols hosted their fourth straight crowd of more than 19,000 as 19,379 came out to support Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena.

- Tennessee currently ranks fifth nationally in average home attendance (17,378). The Vols are riding a streak of five consecutive seasons with a national top-five finish in attendance.

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE
- Saturday's game started a stretch during which three of four Tennessee games take place at home in Thompson-Boling Arena. The Vols have won eight of their last nine home games. UT is 10-3 at home in 2011-12.

- Tennessee has won every home game since topping UNC Asheville on Dec. 20, 2011 with the exception of a tough three-point loss to current No. 1 Kentucky on Jan. 14.

TATUM INCHING CLOSER TO 1,000
- Senior guard Cameron Tatum is just six points shy of scoring his 1,000th career point. He can become the 44th all-time member of UT's 1,000 Point Club and the third from Georgia.

- Tatum scored for the first time in three games after a pair of scoreless games vs. Auburn and at Kentucky.

THE GEORGIA SERIES
- Tennessee and Georgia met for the 146th time Saturday. The Volunteers lead the all-time series 92-54, dating to 1913.

- Tennessee owns a 54-15 edge when facing UGA in Knoxville. The Vols had a nine-game home win streak in the series snapped last season. UT is 15-8 all-time vs. Georgia at Thompson-Boling Arena.

- Tennessee has won 15 of its last 19 games against Georgia and also has triumphed in 10 of its last 11 home games vs. the Bulldogs.

- UT's 92 wins over the Bulldogs are the second-most by the Vols over any opponent.

- The Vols are 3-0 against Georgia on Feb. 4, with the previous two wins coming in Knoxville (1949, 1961).

NEW LINE-UP SUCCESS
- Cuonzo Martin went with his fourth different starting line-up this season (Josh Richardson, Cameron Tatum, Jeronne Maymon, Jarnell Stokes and first-time starter Skylar McBee. The Vols are now 4-0 when a line-up makes its debut.

- Tennessee won its opener vs. UNC Greensboro (11/11) with Kenny Hall, Maymon, Jordan McRae, Trae Golden and Tatum.

- UT beat Florida (1/7) with Renaldo Woolridge, Maymon, Richardson, Golden and Tatum.

- The Vols topped #13 UConn (1/21) with Stokes, Maymon, Richardson, Golden and Tatum.

SKYLAR'S START
- Junior guard Skylar McBee drew his first-career start in his 87th career game. He replaced Trae Golden, who had started the previous 22 games this season.

- The only players to start all 23 games this season are guard Cameron Tatum and forward Jeronne Maymon.

- Overall, nine different Vols have started games in 2011-12. Last season, 10 different Vols started games. The only players to start last year and this year are Tatum, Golden and Hall. Golden and Hall started just once last season.

- For the seventh time this season and 10th in his career, McBee reached double-figures in the scoring department.

TENNESSEE UNLEASHED
- The Vols' 73 points against Georgia were their most scored in an SEC game this season. The previous high was 67 vs. Florida in the win on Jan. 7.

UP NEXT
- The Vols continue a stretch of three home games in four as South Carolina (9-12, 1-6 SEC) comes to Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 8 for an 8 p.m., tip-off. That game will air on the SEC Network and can be heard on the Vol Network.

 

 

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