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Postgame Notes



Feb. 18, 2004

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Records
* Tennessee improves to 13-9 (5-6), while Mississippi falls to 12-10 (4-7)
* Vols are now 12-3 (5-1 SEC) at home this season ... UM is 0-6 on road in SEC play
* Vols are 41-14 in SEC play at Thompson-Boling Arena in last five seasons
* UT has an 91-19 mark overall at home since the 1997-98 season

Series Notebook
* UT leads all-time series 63-35 that dates back to 1924... The Vols have won six of the last eight meetings
* UT holds a 35-10 advantage in series in games played in Knoxville
* The Vols have won the last seven meetings in Knoxville dating back to 1993
* UM's last win in the series was a 86-73 decision at Nashville in the 2001 SEC Tournament
* Ole Miss' last win in Knoxville was by a 93-88 count in 1991
* Vols won the only meeting last season, 66-64, at Oxford

Crump Equals Career Scoring High
* Equaled career-high with 25 points, equaling his 25-point effort earlier this season at Nebraska
* Connected on 9-of-12 from the field tonight
* Scored 16 points in second half, connecting on 5-of-7 FGs and 5-of-6 from FT line
* Eighth double-double of the season and 11th of his UT career
* Fourth double-double in last six games
* Scored double figures in 17 consecutive games
* Tallied 20 points or more for sixth time this season
* Tallied double figures in 21 of the Vols' 22 games this season and 47 times in his UT career

McFadgon Nets 21 Points
* Scored 21 points, connecting on 8-of-12 from the field, including 5-of-8 from three-point range
* Opened second half hitting first three shots from the field--all three-pointers
* Hit 10-of-18 (.556) three-pointers in last two home games
* Scored double-figures in 18 games this season, including nine games of 20 points or more
* Entered the game ranked second in the SEC in scoring, averaging 18.2 ppg


 

 

Watson Stuffs Stat Sheet
* Scored 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field
* Hit three-pointers to begin each half ... finished game 2-of-5 from 3-point distance
* Connected on 14-of-25 FGs (7-of-14 three-pointers) last three games
* Led team with 7 assists tonight
* 18th game this season of scoring double-figures ... 31st time in his career
* Led Vols with 10 points in the first half

Quickly...
* Tonight's game featured the SEC's top two scorers ... UM's Justin Reed (18.5) and UT's Scooter McFadgon (18.2)
* UT led 37-32 at halftime ... Vols are now 10-2 this season when leading at the half (34-12 under Peterson)
* Vols connected on just 8-of-16 from FT line in first half, finished the game by hitting 65.4 percent (17f-of-26)
* UT hit 90.0 percent of its FTs in the second half ... Connected on first 9 FT attempts in second half
* UT opened second half hitting 7 of its first 9 shots from the field, including 4-of-4 from 3-point distance
* UT's Crump, McFadgon and Watson combined to score 59 points and hit 65.2 percent from the field (21-of-32)
* Jemere Hendrix hit 3-of-3 FGs tonight ... He has connected on 17-of-27 (.630) in last five games
* Walk-on sophomore guard Pee-Wee Gash scored his first career basket in the final seconds
* UT outrebounded Ole Miss 36-28 tonight ... Vols 11-3 when outrebounding their opponents this season
* Vols now 11-1 this season when scoring 70 points or more ... 8-0 when scoring 80 points or more

Next Game
* Tennessee plays at Georgia Saturday in 2 p.m. (EST) tipoff ... The game will be televised by JP and ESPN FullCourt
* UT won the season's first meeting 89-65 at Knoxville Jan. 7
* UT leads the all-time series 79-50, but trail 32-27 in games played in Athens

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