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Postgame Notes: #3 Florida 67, Vols 58

Feb. 11, 2014

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THE BASICS

• Tennessee drops to 15-9 overall and 6-5 in the Southeastern Conference, while No. 3 Florida improves to 22-2 overall and remains perfect at 11-0 in SEC play.
• Florida extends its winning streak to 16 games.
• The Gators are now 5-0 on the road in league play. All other SEC teams have multiple road losses.
• Tennessee leads the all-time series 72-54 overall and 44-16 in Knoxville.
• Down as many as six in the game, Florida rallied to earn just its second win in Knoxville since 2005.
• The Vols held the advantage in the field goal percentage, 45.8 percent to 36.2 percent. UT shot 62.5 percent in the first half.

FOR STARTERS

• Tonight's starters: guard Jordan McRae, guard Josh Richardson, guard Darius Thompson, forward Jeronne Maymon, forward Jarnell Stokes.
• Stokes made his 65th consecutive start.
• It was the fifth start in a row for freshman point guard Darius Thompson.
Jarnell Stokes knocked down the first bucket of the game, a jumper from the left elbow just 31 seconds into the game on UT's first possession.
• Guard Antonio Barton was the first to check into the game, entering for Thompson with 17:33 to go in the opening half.
• After falling behind 2-0, the Gators went on a 10-0 run early in the game.

STOKES DOUBLES UP ONCE AGAIN

• Junior forward Jarnell Stokes led the Vols offensively with 20 points and led the game on the defensive end with 11 rebounds.
• He now has 32 career double-doubles during his UT career (74 games), including 14 this season. His 14 this season lead the SEC.
• His 32 career double-doubles, which lead all active SEC players, rank tied for fifth all-time in the UT record books with Dalen Showalter (1957-60).
• Stokes has posted a double-double in seven of UT's last nine games.
• Stokes notched the sixth 20-point game of his season and the ninth of his career.
• The junior bigman was 7-of-11 from the field and 6-of-10 from the free throw line.

MAYMON FILLS UP THE SHEET

• Senior forward Jeronne Maymon posted multiple career highs on the defensive end against the No. 3 Gators.
• He finished with a career best four steals and three blocks.
• Maymon also pulled down nine rebounds, but scored just two points on 1-of-2 shooting.
• Florida - the league's top defensive team - forced Maymon into eight turnovers.

McRAE HITS DOUBLE FIGURES FOR 21ST TIME

• Senior guard Jordan McRae finished with 17 points on 6-of-16 shooting.
• It's McRae's 21st double-digit performance of the season and his fifth straight.
• He posted just five points on 1-for-15 shooting when the Vols last at Florida on Jan. 25, 2014.

HALFTIME HIGHLIGHTS

• The Volunteers used a late 16-4 run in the first half to take a 32-26 lead on the Gators at the under-4 media timeout.
• Florida trimmed the Vols' lead at the break to just one point at 34-33.
• Both Jordan McRae (11) and Jarnell Stokes (10) were in double figures at the half. Josh Richardson added seven points for the Vols in the opening 20 minutes.
• Tennessee shot an impressive 62.5 percent (15-for-24) from the field, and held the No. 3 ranked Gators to just a 36.4 percent clip (12-for-33).

UP NEXT

• Tennessee is back in action on Saturday (Feb. 15) in Columbia, Mo., as the Volunteers take on Missouri at 4 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
• The Vols beat the Tigers 64-62 in Knoxville last season.

 

 

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