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Postgame Notes: Vols 77, Arkansas 58



Feb. 15, 2012

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BY THE NUMBERS
4: The Vols have won four games in a row -- all in February. The last time UT won four in a row in Feb. was in 2007-08 as part of seven wins in a row in Feb. 2008.

6: Tennessee had six players in double-figures in double-figures for the first time since Jan. 6, 2010.

11: The 11 made 3-pointers are the most in an SEC game by the Vols since Jan. 31, 2009, when UT made 12 vs. Florida.

19-0: The Vols went on a 19-0 run over 4:06 early in the first half. That is the largest run of the season.

68.0: Tennessee shot 68.0 percent in the first half, the highest mark in any half this season.

THE STANDINGS
- With the win, Tennessee is now tied for fourth place in the SEC with Mississippi State (6-5).

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE
- The Vols have won 10 of their last 11 home games. UT is 12-3 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.

SIX IN DOUBLE FIGURES
- Tennessee sported six players in double-figures (McRae-14, Golden-13, Maymon-12, McBee-12, Tatum-11, Stokes-10) for the first time since Jan. 6, 2010 vs. Charlotte (Wayne Chism-18, Scotty Hopson-17, Bobby Maze-13, Kenny Hall-12, J.P. Prince-10 and Renaldo Woolridge-10). It was also the first time all five starters scored in double-figures since that contest.

BIGGEST LEAD IN SEC
- The Vols lead of 24 points (47-23) with 3:57 left in the first half marked the largest in any SEC game this season. The previous high was 20 in the win over Auburn (1/28).

CAM BACK ON THE LEDGER
- After not scoring and not even taking a shot in the win over Florida, senior Cameron Tatum notched 11 points as he shot 5-of-12 from the floor. It was his most field goals attempted in an SEC game this season and most since taking 16 vs. Chattanooga (1/2/12).

- For Tatum, it was his 10th game in double-figures this season and 43rd in 130 career games.

TATUM'S 130th GAME
- Cameron Tatum played in his 130th career game as a Vol, tying him for second on the all-time list with Rob Jones (1982-86). The record of 142 is held by Wayne Chism (2006-10).

MAYMON DOUBLES HIS PLEASURE
- Jeronne Maymon posted 18th game this season in double-figure scoring and 19th in his career with 12.

- Maymon has scored 10 or more in seven straight games.

McRAE OF SCORING LIGHT
- After a rough start to conference play, Jordan McRae has picked up his play over the last six SEC games. He netted 14 vs. Arkansas to give him double-figures in four of his last six games.

- McRae came into the game averaging 6.2 points in conference games, but is scoring 9.8 over his last six games.

- McRae has now scored in double-figures 12 times this season and in his career.

McSTARTER RACKING UP POINTS
- Junior Skylar McBee has made the most of opportunity to moving into the starting line-up. For the fourth game in a row -- all starts -- McBee scored in double-figures with 12. He is averaging 13.3 over the last three games.

- McBee has 10 games this season in double-figures including five of the last six games. He has 13 games in his 90-game career with 10 or more points.

- The Vols are now 10-0 when McBee scores 10 or more points this season.

GOLDEN DAY
- Sophomore guard Trae Golden returned to the starting line-up after coming off the bench for the first time all year in the win over Georgia. Golden netted 13 points for his 18th game in double-figures this season and in his career. He has four of those games in his last five.

- Golden also handed out seven assists for the third time in an SEC game, which he recorded in each game against Florida.

THE ARKANSAS SERIES
- This was the 30th all-time meeting between Tennessee and Arkansas.

- The Vols lead the series 17-13. Tennessee leads the all-time series 8-2 when playing in Knoxville.

- Tennessee leads the series 15-10 since the Razorbacks joined the Southeastern Conference prior to the 1991-92 season.

- Tennessee has won 10 of the last 15 meetings.

- Tonight's 19-point win tied the third-largest for UT all-time in the series. The Vols also defeated Arkansas by 19 on March 10, 2005 (65-46) in Atlanta.

NEW LINE-UP SUCCESS
- Cuonzo Martin went with his sixth different starting line-up this season (Skylar McBee, Trae Golden and Cameron Tatum at the guards and Jeronne Maymon and Jarnell Stokes in the front court). The Vols are now 6-0 when a line-up makes its debut.

HALL SUSPENDED
- Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin announced Wednesday that junior forward Kenny Hall has been suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team. Hall will not be on Tennessee's bench for Wednesday night's game against Arkansas.

UP NEXT
- The Vols travel to Alabama for a 1:30 p.m. tip-off on Saturday. That game will air on the SEC Network and can be heard on the Vol Network.

 

 

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