Feb. 22, 2012
BY THE NUMBERS
1: The Vols turned the ball over just once in the second half, totaling 11.
6: For the sixth time in SEC play, the Vols held their opponent to 60 or less points.
8: Jeronne Maymon recorded his eighth double-double of the season, moving into a tie for third in the SEC.
10: Dwight Miller scored 10 points tonight after totaling four points in the prior eight games combined.
12: Tennessee outrebounded Ole Miss, 40-28, its largest rebounding advantage since outdoing Auburn, 53-30 (Jan. 28). It was the seventh time UT has had a double-figure margin on the boards.
- With the win, Tennessee moved in sole possession of fourth place in the SEC -- for the moment -- at 7-6. LSU, which came into the night at 6-6 is hosting Georgia in a game that started at 8 p.m. ET. Alabama is also 6-6 and the Tide plays at Arkansas on Thursday night.
HOME SWEET HOME
- The Vols have won six home games in a row and 11 of their last 12. UT is 13-3 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.
NICKEL CITY SCORERS
- For the second home game in a row the Vols had five players score in double-figures as Jeronne Maymon led UT in the Ole Miss game with 18. Also scoring in double-figures were: Jordan McRae (16), Trae Golden (11), Cameron Tatum (10) and Dwight Miller (10).
- In the win over Arkansas, UT had six players score in double-figures.
- Jordan McRae had arguably the dunk of the year with a monster jam, coming with 11:20 left in the second half. That dunk was part of 16 points. - McRae has scored in double-figures for the 13th time this season and third time in the last four games.
DWIGHT'S BIG NIGHT
- Dwight Miller had his second-career game in double-figures with 10 points. He scored a career-high 13 at Charleston (12/14/11).
- Miller made two 3-pointers, the third and fourth treys of his career. He entered the game 2-of-11 in his 33-game career.
- Since that Charleston game, Miller had a total of four points in eight games.
- Miller tallied seven points in a span of 1:57 midway through the first half.
- He had his first points and field goal in nearly a month with a lay-up with 11:26 left in the first half. He last scored at Vanderbilt (1/24/12). Prior to that, Miller's last basket came on Dec. 29, 2011 vs. The Citadel.
MAYMON KEEPS SCORING
- Jeronne Maymon scored in double-figures for the ninth consecutive game and 20th time this season with 18.
- Maymon has led UT in scoring seven times.
- He's also scored at least 12 points in every SEC game this year.
MAYMON MAKIN' MOVES
- Jeronne Maymon recorded his eighth double-double of the season and his career, which is tied for third in the SEC in 2011-12 with Murphy Holloway of Ole Miss. Maymon led UT in rebounding for the 14th time this season with 11.
GOLDEN SCORING TOUCH
- Sophomore Trae Golden finished with 11 points for his 20th game in double-figures this season and in his career. He has reached 10 points or more in six of his last seven outings.
- Jeronne Maymon drew two charges to increase his team-high total to 15. He now has 17 his career.
THE OLE MISS SERIES
- Tennessee and Ole Miss met for the 107th time Wednesday. The Vols hold a 69-38 all-time advantage.
- Tennessee has won 17 of the last 23 meetings dating to the 1991 season.
- When the series is played in Knoxville, the Vols have a 39-10 advantage and have won 11 straight.
- Cuonzo Martin and Andy Kennedy faced one another as head coaches for the first time.
- Skylar McBee, Trae Golden, Cameron Tatum, Jeronne Maymon and Jarnell Stokes composed UT's starting lineup for the third straight game. The Vols are now 2-1 with those five starting. Tatum and Maymon are the only Vols to start all 28 games.
"ON THE LINE"
- Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin wore a blue bow tie, and his staff wore "ON THE LINE" lapel buttons during Wednesday's game vs. Ole Miss 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" on Saturday at South Carolina Saturday.
- Tennessee heads to South Carolina for an 8 p.m. tip-off on Saturday. That game will air on Fox Sports South and can be heard on the Vol Network.
- The Vols return home for their regular-season finale on Saturday, March 3 as Tennessee hosts Vanderbilt at 4 p.m., in an ESPN-televised game.