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Postgame Notes



Feb. 11, 2004

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Records
* Tennessee improves to 12-8 (4-5), while Arkansas falls to 11-10 (3-7)
* Vols are now 11-3 (4-1 SEC) at home this season ... UA 0-6 on road in SEC play
* Vols are 40-14 in SEC play at Thompson-Boling Arena in last five seasons
* UT has an 90-19 mark at home since the 1997-98 season

Series Notebook
* UT leads all-time series 10-9 that dates back to 1936... The Vols have won the last four meetings
* UT holds a 6-1 advantage in series in games played in Knoxville, including a four-game winning streak
* Since UA joined the SEC in 1992, UT is 9-6 vs. the Razorbacks
* Vols won the only meeting last season, 70-62, at Fayetteville--UT's first in Bud Walton Arena (first at UA since 1993)
* UA's last win was an 82-77 decision at Fayetteville
* Four of last five meetings have been decided by eight points or less

McFadgon's Hot Start Propels Vols
* Scored game-high 19 points, connecting on 6-of-11 from the field, including 5-of-8 from three-point range
* Now has 1026 career points counting this season at UT and two seasons (2001 and 2002) at Memphis
* Dished out 4 assists
* Scored 352 points this season at Tennessee
* Scored double-figures in 15 games this season
* Entered the game ranked third in the SEC in scoring, averaging 18.5 ppg
* Connected on 2-of-2 from FT line tonight ... Entered game leading the SEC in FT shooting (.925)
* Hit 5 of first 7 shots from the field, including 5-of-6 three-point attempts ... Scored 15 first-half points
* First basket & points in second half came at the 4:38 mark ... Two FTs came with :25 seconds remaining to give UT 68-65 lead

Watson Has Hot Second Half
* Scored 14 points tonight, including 10 in the second half
* Hit key three-pointer with 1:04 remaining to put UT ahead to stay at 66-65
* Connected on 5-of-10 FGs (3-of-6, three-pointers) and 1-of-1 at the FT line
* Led team with 6 assists tonight and grabbed 8 rebounds
* 16th game this season of scoring double-figures ... 29th time in his career
* Third time this season he has flirted with a triple-double
* Hit Vols' first 4-point play of season tonight and UT's first since Ron Slay had one vs. W. Carolina (12/23/02)


 

 

Crump Records 10th Career Double-Double
* Scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds
* Hit 6-of-12 from the field
* Seventh double-double of the season and 10 of his career
* Third double-double in last four games
* Tallied double figures in 19 of the Vols' 20 games this season and 45th time in his career

Quickly...
* UT opened the game on a 10-0 run ... UA did not score until the 16:14 mark of the first half
* Vols hit 4 of their first 6 shots from the field, including 2-of-2 from three-point distance to begin the game
* Arkansas' first lead of the game was 18-17 with 11:03 remaining in first half
* UA led 36-35 at halftime ... Vols are 2-7 when trailing at the half this season (UMass is the only other win)
* Vols did not attempt a free throw in first half ... First time this season UT has not attempted a FT in a half of play
* UT outrebounded Arkansas 40-31, +9 in the second half

Next Game
* Tennessee plays at Alabama Saturday in 3 p.m. (EST) tipoff ... The game will be televised by JP
* Alabama won last year's only meeting 76-71 at Knoxville
* Alabama leads the series 67-61, including a 39-15 mark at Tuscaloosa

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