Feb. 5, 2011
Tennessee's SEC-leading five-game winning streak within the conference was snapped, allowing Alabama to claim the longest in the league with five of its own.
The Vols are now 65-73 all-time vs. Alabama, including a 44-21 mark in Knoxville.
The home crowd of 21,948 was UT's largest at home this season and ranks as the 31st-largest attendance inside Thompson-Boling Arena all-time.
The road team has won four straight games in the series.
The Vols are 0-2 in overtime contests this season and 35-46 all-time. Alabama and Tennessee have played 10 OT games and the Tide has won six of those.
Alabama scored just 17 points in the second half, the lowest by a UT opponent this season and UA's lowest in the second 20 minutes this season.
Alabama is UT's seventh opponent to suffer a half in which it shot below 30 percent. Tonight, UA was limited to 28.6 percent shooting in the second half.
The Vols outrebounded Alabama 48-33, marking the eighth time this season that UT has outdone its opponent on the glass by 10 or more. The Vols are 4-4 in those contests.
UT has recorded at least 20 offensive rebounds in two of the last three games.
The Vols assisted on 15 of 22 baskets.
Freshman forward Tobias Harris (Dix Hills, N.Y.) registered his seventh double-double (19 points, 11 rebounds) of the season, tying MSU's Kodi Augustus for the SEC lead.
Harris has connected on seven field goals four times this season.
His team-high 19 points marks the eighth time he's led the Vols in scoring this season.
Tatum Steps Up
Junior guard Cameron Tatum (Lithonia, Ga.), is averaging 15.5 points in Scotty Hopson's two-game absence and is shooting 11-of-25 (.440).
Tatum dished out a team-high four assists, the third time he's led UT in that category this season. He has hauled down four rebounds in five consecutive games.
Bone On The Boards
Senior guard Josh Bone (Nashville) pulled down a season-high four rebounds, his best mark as a Vol.
Senior guard Melvin Goins (San Diego, Calif.) recorded multiple steals for the 10th time this season.
Senior forward John Fields (Fayetteville, N.C.) has collected at least two blocks in three of four contests and has tallied multiple blocks 13 times this season. Fields has led the Vols in blocks 15 times.
The Sixth Man
McBee For Three (Times Three)
Sophomore point guard Skylar McBee (Rutledge, Tenn.) tied his career high by net¬ting a trio of three-pointers, while attempting a career-high eight. McBee previously drained three triples twice, the last time coming vs. North Carolina A&T (12/23/09).
McBee also tied his career high with six rebounds (at Kentucky, 2/13/10).
Big Baby Produces
Senior center Brian Williams (Bronx, N.Y.) has tallied at least eight rebounds in three straight games, all off the bench. Williams is averaging 7.8 rebounds in nine games off the bench.
Senior forward Steven Pearl (Knoxville) scored a season-high five points and earned a trip to the free throw line for the first time since shooting two vs. Memphis (1/5/11).
Freshman point guard Trae Golden (Powder Springs, Ga.) has dished out at least three assists eight times this season. His three today were his best in an SEC home game.