Feb. 4, 2012
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.