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Postgame Notes: Tennessee 62, Georgia 68

Feb. 6, 2013

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TENNESSEE TIDBITS

• Despite the loss, Tennessee still leads the series, 93-54
• Tennessee also still has a 55-15 advantage in Knoxville
• Georgia's improved its win-streak to four games
• The Vols fell just for the second time in the last 12 meetings with Georgia in Knoxville.
• Tennessee falls to 9-3 at home this season
• Today's attendance was 14,876

FOR STARTERS

• Tonight's starters include G Armani Moore, G Josh Richardson, G Jordan McRae, F Jarnell Stokes and F Kenny Hall.
• Tonight's game marks the fourth time this season that the starting lineup included a freshman.
• The Vols are now 2-2 with that line-up in place.

BIG PLAY MCRAE

Jordan McRae scored in double-figures for the team-leading 15th time this season with his 17-point performance against Georgia.
• McRae notched double-figures in seven-straight games, including five 20+ point outings, but had just 13 combined points in his last two games before tonight's 17 point effort.
• McRae was the first Vol to hit double-figures scoring 10 of the Vols' 26 first half points.
• He led the Vols in scoring for the eighth time this season.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE STOKES

• With his 16-point, 11-rebound effort tonight, Jarnell Stokes recorded his fourth-straight double-double and his eighth of the season.
• With the eighth double-double of the season tonight, Stokes became the sixth Vol to achieve the feat and the first since Jeronne Maymon tallied nine last season.
• Stokes' eight double-doubles also ties for second in the SEC (Johnny O'Bryant III, LSU) this season and ranks just one behind Murphy Holloway of Ole Miss

VOLS TRENDING

• The Vols are now 8-4 this season when they attempt more free-throws than their opponent
• UT is 8-3 when Jarnell Stokes scores at least 12 points.
• Tennessee is 3-2 in Stokes' career when he makes at least six free-throws

TAKING CHARGE

• The Vols entered the game with Georgia averaging 1.8 charges drawn/game. Against the Bulldogs, the Vols drew two.
Yemi Makanjuola notched his team leading 10th drawn charge and 17th of his career at the beginning of the first half.
• Nearing the end of the game, Kenny Hall drew a charge with 5:45 left and the Vols down 51-54. It was his ninth of the season.
• Tennessee has drawn 37 charges this season.

UNUSUAL BEHIND THE ARC

• The Vols allowed 11-of-20 shooting from three-point land tonight, the most any opponent has registered against the Vols this season.
• UMass had the previous season high of nine 3-pointers notched back on No. 18, 2012.
• The 11 3-pointers are also the most made by the Dawgs this season. Their previous high was 10 against Missouri on Jan. 16, 2013.
• Entering tonight's game the Vols held their opponents to a .304 shooting percentage from beyond the arc, tonight the Dawgs shot 55.0 percent.

KEEPING IT UNDER 70

• Despite the loss, the Vols held the Bulldogs to under 70 points, the 17th opponent (of 21) to be held under 70 points this season.

NOTCHING OVER 24

• Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's 24 points against the Vols was just the eighth time in the Cuonzo Martin era that an opponent tallied 24+ points individually against the Vols.
• He became the fourth player to notch the feat in the 2012-13 season joining Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss (twice, 32 and 28 points) and B.J. Young, Arkansas (25).

UP NEXT

• The Vols will hit the road for their next two games, the Vols play at South Carolina Sunday night at 1 p.m. on FSN followed by a Tuesday contest at Vanderbilt on the SEC Network.

 

 

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