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Postgame Notes: Alabama 62, Tennessee 50



Feb. 18, 2012

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Numbers of Interest
6: For the sixth time in 10 games played, Jarnell Stokes led Tennessee in rebounding (8).

10: Consecutive field goals Jeronne Maymon made dating back to his last shot at Florida. He made all five attempts vs. Arkansas and his first four at Alabama.

17: Alabama was held to a season-low 17 field goals made. The Tide's previous low was 18 vs. Florida (2/14/12).

27.6: Tennessee is averaging 27.6 free throw attempts over the last five games after averaging 16.2 trips over the five games prior to that.

131: Cameron Tatum played in his 131st game, moving him into sole possession of second-place all-time on the UT career games played list.

THE STANDINGS
- With the loss, Tennessee is now tied for fifth (6-6) in the SEC with Alabama and LSU. Ole Miss and Arkansas, both 5-6, play later Saturday.

STREAK ENDS
- Alabama used an 20-3 second-half run to end Tennessee's season-best four-game winning streak within SEC play. It was the Vols' most consecutive wins in the month of February since UT won seven in a row in the 2008 SEC Championship season (2/2-2/23).

LOCK DOWN DEFENSE
- The Vols held Alabama to a season-low 17 field goals made.
- Alabama was held to its second-lowest field goal percentage of the season (.370) on 17-of-46 shooting. The Tide's lowest mark is .329 (23-of-70) vs. Vanderbilt (1/19/12).

TATUM'S 131st GAME
- Cameron Tatum played in his 131st career game as a Vol, surpassing Rob Jones (1982-86) for second place on the all-time list of career games played at UT. The record of 142 is held by Wayne Chism (2006-10).

MAYMON-STER
- Jeronne Maymon scored 12 of Tennessee's first 17 points and finished with a team-high 20, his most points since scoring a career-high 32 vs. Memphis in the Maui Invitational (11/22/11). He posted his 19th game this season in double-figure scoring and 20th in his career.
- Maymon has led UT in scoring six times.
- Maymon has scored 10 or more in eight straight games. He's also scored at least 12 points in every SEC game this year.
- Dating back to the second half against Florida, Maymon had made 10 consecutive field goals. He made his last attempt at UF, all five against Arkansas and his first four today against Alabama.

GOLDEN FINDS GOLD
- Sophomore Trae Golden got off to a rough start, missing his first four shots, before connecting on three straight (including a pair of 3s) to close the first half, scoring the Vols' final eight points in the first 20 minutes.
- Golden finished with 12 points for his 19th game in double-figures this season and in his career. He has reached 10 points or more in five of his last six outings.

STOKES IN THE SECOND HALF
- Picking up two quick fouls in the first half, freshman Jarnell Stokes was limited to watching for most of the opening stanza, playing just three minutes. Stokes led UT in the second half with all eight of his points.
- Stokes led the Vols with eight rebounds, the sixth time he's led UT on the glass in 10 games played.

McRAE MATCHES MARK
- Sophomore Jordan McRae matched a career-best with six rebounds, also recording that mark against Auburn (1/28/12).

THE ALABAMA SERIES
- This was the 139th all-time meeting between Tennessee and Alabama.
- The Vols trail the all-time series 74-65. Kentucky is the only other SEC school to lead the all-time series against UT.
- In Tuscaloosa, Alabama now holds a 42-17 edge.

FINDING CHARITY
- With 24 free throw attempts today, the Vols are averaging 27.6 trips to the charity stripe over their last five games. Tennessee made 16 today.

STRUGGLES FROM DOWNTOWN
- Tennessee made just four three-pointers on 20 attempts, marking its lowest made from downtown since connecting on four against Auburn, when the Vols also shot 4-of-20 (.200).

THE LINEUP
- Skylar McBee, Trae Golden, Cameron Tatum, Jeronne Maymon and Jarnell Stokes composed UT's starting lineup for the second straight game. The Vols are now 1-1 with those five starting. Tatum and Maymon are the only Vols to start all 27 games.

"ON THE LINE"
- Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin wore a blue bow tie, and his staff wore "ON THE LINE" lapel buttons during Saturday's game at Alabama in support of "Statement Week," as part of a national effort to educate African-American men on the increased risk of Prostate Cancer.
- The Tennessee staff also will participate in "Statement Week" for UT's games against Ole Miss on Wednesday and at South Carolina Saturday.

UP NEXT
- The Vols return home for Wednesday's 7 p.m. ET tip-off against Ole Miss. That game will air on CSS and can be heard on the Vol Network.

 

 

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