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Postgame Notes: UT 67, UGA 48



Feb. 18, 2014

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THE BASICS

• Tennessee is now 16-10 overall and 7-6 in the Southeastern Conference, while Georgia is 14-11 overall and 8-5 in SEC play.
• This was the 149th meeting between the Vols and Bulldogs.
• In Knoxville, the Vols lead the all-time series, 56-15.
• This is the first time since 1962-63 in which the Vols and Bulldogs will not play twice in the regular-season, as the Vols will not travel to Athens.
• The Vols are now 9-2 in games following a loss.
• The Vols are now 5-2 in SEC home games this season.

FOR STARTERS

• The starters for the seventh game in a row were: guard Jordan McRae, guard Josh Richardson, guard Darius Thompson, forward Jeronne Maymon, forward Jarnell Stokes.
• Stokes made his 67th consecutive start, dating to February of 2012.
• It was the seventh start in a row for freshman point guard Darius Thompson.
• A Stokes jumper accounted for the first basket of the game, 57 seconds into play. The third straight game Stokes has tallied the first basket for the Vols

TENNESSEE `D'

• The Tennessee defense held Georgia to just 48 points on the night, the 45th time in the last 57 games that the Vols have held their opponent to under-70 points dating to last season.
• The 48 points are a season low for Georgia and the Vols' best defensive effort this year. Georgia did not score for the final 3:34 of the game.
• The Vols are averaging 4.9 blocks per game this season, tied for 51st among Division I teams.
• With his three blocks tonight, Jarnell Stokes (27) passed Jordan McRae (24) among the team-block leaders.
• Entering the season with 60 career blocks, Stokes needs just four more to pass Willie Burton (90 blocks, 111 games, 1980-84) for 13th place on the all-time career blocks list.
• Stokes also needs just 14 more to hit 100 blocks for his career, becoming just the 13th Vol to achieve the feat.
• McRae entered the season with 59 career blocks in three seasons. With the 24 recorded in 2013-14 he is 17 off 100 career blocks.

STOKES DOUBLES UP ONCE AGAIN

• Junior forward Jarnell Stokes led the Vols offensively with 20 points and led the team on the defensive end with 11 rebounds.
• He now has 33 career double-doubles during his UT career (76 games), including an SEC-best 15 this season.
• His 33 career double-doubles, which lead all active SEC players, rank for fifth all-time in the UT record books. He passed Dalen Showalter, who had 32 (1957-60). • Stokes has posted a double-double in eight of UT's last 11 games.
• Stokes notched the seventh 20-point game of his season and the 10th of his career.
• Tonight also marked the fifth time in Stokes career that he has had at least 20 points and 11 rebounds
• The junior bigman was 9-of-13 from the field and 2-of-5 from the free throw line.
• Over his last three games, Stokes is shooting 70.9 from the field as he has made 22-of-31 from the floor.

McRAE CRAE

• Senior guard Jordan McRae finished with 11 points.
• It's McRae's 23rd double-digit performance of the season and his seventh straight.
• McRae has scored in double-figures in 60 of his 103 career games.
• McRae now sits at 1,331 career points just 13 points off passing Mike Edwards (1,343) for 21st on the career scoring list.
• The Georgia native finished his final two seasons at UT averaging 23.0 points per game against his home state team. Last season, McRae tallied a career-high 35 against Georgia on March 2.

RICHARDSON CONTINUES HOT STRETCH

Josh Richardson scored in double-figures for the sixth time in seven games with 10 points.
• He now has 16 games this season and 26 in his career in double-figures.
• Over his last seven games, Richardson is shooting 14-of-31 from 3-point range for 45.2 percent.

BARTON FROM DOWNTOWN

Antonio Barton was 4-of-7 in 3-point field goals in the game, tying his season high for made three pointers. The Vols are now 11-3 in games when he makes at least one triple.
• Entering tonight's contest, Barton had made just five of his last 38 3-pointers spanning 11 games.
• Barton finished the game with 12 points scoring in double-figures for the first time since Jan. 15 against Auburn. He had not scored more than 10 points in nine consecutive games.
• For the season, Barton has nine games in double-figures and 38 in his career including 29 while he played at Memphis.

AT THE HALF

• The Vols held a 34-28 lead entering the half
• The majority of the Vols' points came in the paint as UT outscored UGA 20-10 from close range
Jarnell Stokes was 6-for-9 in the first half, accumulating 13 points and six rebounds in 18 minutes of play
• Stokes also had three of the Vols four blocks in the half
• There were six lead changes and four tie scores in the first half

UP NEXT

• The Vols head to Texas A&M to play the Aggies for the second time this season on Saturday at 3 p.m.
• That game will air on ESPNU and can be heard on the Vol Network.

 

 

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