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Postgame Notes: Vols 93, Texas A&M 85 (4OT)

Feb. 23, 2013

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OVERTIME NUGGETS

  • The game was the longest in Tennessee history, at four overtimes.

  • The Vols are now 4-0 all-time in games that go three (3-0) or four (1-0) overtimes in history.

  • The Vols last three-time game was a 79-78 win over Alabama on Dec. 19, 1979. The other three-overtime wins were: 87-81 over Georgia on Feb. 10, 1979 and 78-76 over Mississippi State on March 6, 1967. That game at Mississippi State, was the only other road game that went that long.

  • That 78-76 win in Starkville won the Vols the SEC Championship and sent them to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history, in 1967.
  • This was the Vols first overtime game of the 2012-13 season.

  • All-time Tennessee is now 37-49 in overtime games.

  • Tennessee's last OT game was in the SEC Tournament, a 77-72 loss to Ole Miss (3/9/12). Their last win came at LSU (2/28/12), 74-69.

  • The Vols' last double-overtime game was the epic 99-97 loss to Memphis in Maui last season on Nov. 22, 2011.

    TENNESSEE TIDBITS

  • Saturday's game was the first between the Vols and Aggies as conferences foes in the SEC. All-time, Tennessee leads the series, 5-1, with the lone loss in College Station in the only other meeting at A&M, an 83-66 loss on Dec. 4, 2002.

  • Saturday marked just Tennessee's 11th all-time game in the state of Texas. The Vols are 5-6 in The Lone Star State. The Vols have previous appearances in the following cities: Austin (1-1), College Station (1-1), Dallas (1-0), El Paso (1-1), Houston (1-2), San Antonio (0-1).

  • The Vols rallied for a win in the final 10 minutes for the fourth time this season. 


    FIVE-GAME WIN STREAK

  • Tennessee now has a five-game win streak -- its longest of the season.

  • The win streak is the Vols' longest since a seven-game win streak to start the 2010-11 season.

  • The last time the Vols win five or more SEC games in row was in 2007-08, when Tennessee ripped off eight conference wins in a row from Jan. 26-Feb. 20, 2008.

  • Vols junior Trae Golden is averaging 20.8 points in UT's last five games while shooting nearly 50 from the field and .891 from the foul line (41-of-46).

    ROAD WARRIORS

  • After starting the season 0-6 in true road games, the Vols won their third road game in a row. It is a similar trend to last season when the Vols started 0-7 in road games before winning three of their last four.

  • iIth three road wins in a road in conference games (at South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Texas A&M), the Vols have three SEC road wins a row for the first time since that same overall 8-game win streak in Jan.-Feb. 2008. That streak saw the Vols win four in a row on the road (at Alabama, Mississippi State, LSU and Georgia).

    THREE 20-POINT SCORERS

  • Three Vols scored 20 or more points: Trae Golden (32), Jordan McRae (23) and Jarnell Stokes (20). The last time the Vols had three players score 20 or more in a game was Feb. 5, 2008 vs. Florida: Chris Lofton (26), JaJuan Smith (23) and Tyler Smith (23).

    STOKES DOING WHAT STOKES DOES

  • Jarnell Stokes had his 12th double-double of the season with 20 points and 16 rebounds. He has double-doubles in eight of his last nine games including a streak of six in a row. Stokes' 12 double-doubles are the most since Ian Lockhart in 1989-90, who had 14 that year.

    DOUBLE-FIGURE GUYS

  • Trae Golden has been a machine since his return to action from a hamstring injury. Golden scored in double-figures for the fifth game in a row and 14th game this season with a career-high 32 at Texas A&M. He now has 41 career games in double-figures all in his last 68 games.

  • Golden scored 20 points for the fourth time this season and 10th time in his career.

  • Coming off his career-high 34 points vs. LSU, Jordan McRae tallied 23 for his 18th game this season in double-figures and 32nd time in his career. McRae has scored 10-plus in his last four games and five of his last six.

  • McRae has seven 20-point games this season and nine in his career.

  • With 20 points Jarnell Stokes scored in double-figures for the 17th time this season and 25th time in his career including eight of his last nine games -- all of which were double-doubles. It was Stokes third-career 20-point game.

  • Skylar McBee tallied 12 points, his most since also tallying 12 vs. Presbyterian. His season-high of 14 came in the opener vs. Kennesaw State. It was McBee's fifth game in double-figures this season and 19th in his carere.

    SCORCHING THE NETS

  • Tennessee is shooting .610 from 3-point range in its last three games (25-of-41). UT shot 10-of-21 at Texas A&M. The Vols were a perfect 5-of-5 from long range in their home win over Kentucky last Saturday. Against LSU on Tuesday, UT shot 10-of-15 from beyond the arc.

  • Jordan McRae made his first two 3-pointers of the game to give him nine consecutive 3-pointers made over a three-game span. McRae finally saw the end to his streak as he missed a trey with 10:09 left in the first half.

    MAJOR MINUTES!

  • With the four overtime games, several Vols played career-highs in minutes as the game lasted 60 total minutes: Trae Golden (56), Jordan McRae (56), Jarnell Stokes (53), Skylar McBee (48) and Josh Richardson (43) all played career-highs.

  • Also of note, NO Vols fouled out, while four players on Texas A&M fouled out. The overall foul count was 28-26, with more called on the Aggies. All five Vols starters finished with four fouls.
     

     

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