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Postgame Notes



Feb. 28, 2004

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Records
* Tennessee improves to 14-11 (6-8 SEC), while Auburn falls to 13-12 (4-10)
* Vols are now 13-3 (6-1 SEC) at home this season ... Auburn is 1-6 on the road in SEC play this season
* Vols are 42-14 in SEC play at Thompson-Boling Arena in last five seasons
* UT has an 92-19 mark overall at home since the 1997-98 season

Series Notebook
* UT leads all-time series 65-34 that dates back to 1927... The Vols have won six of the last seven meetings overall
* UT holds a 39-7 advantage in series in games played in Knoxville,
* The Vols have won six of the last seven meetings in Knoxville dating back to 1992
* Auburn ended UT's five-game winning streak in the series last year with a 66-53 win in the SEC Tournament
* AU's last win in Knoxville was by a 74-69 count in 1997-98
* The two teams split the season series a year ago ... UT won at Auburn 60-57, AU beat UT 66-53 at SEC Tourney
* Ten of the last 15 UT-AU games have been decided by 8 points or less

McFadgon Leads Vols With 23 Points
* Scored 21 points, connecting on 8-of-12 from the field, including 5-of-8 from three-point range
* Tallied Vols' last 9 points tonight in the final minutes
* Connected on 13-of-13 free throws tonight ... (previous best: 13-of-13 vs. Kentucky, 1/20)
* Hit 6-of-6 from free throw in the final minute
* Now shooting 92.5 percent 124-of-134) from the free throw line this season to lead the SEC
* Scored double-figures in 21 games this season, including 11 games of 20 points or more
* Entered the game ranked third in the SEC in scoring, averaging 18.1 ppg
* Gave UT a 69-66 lead with 1:19 remaining on a 3-pointer
* Put Vols up 71-66 with two free throws at the 38.6 mark

Watson Scores 16 Points; Leads Vols in Rebounding
* Scored 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field
* Connected on 5-of-9 from the field (2-of-4 from three-point range)
* Paced Vols with 6 rebounds--all on the defensive end
* 20th game this season of scoring double-figures ... 33rd time in his career


 

 

Crump Scores 10
* Scored 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting from the field
* Pulled down 4 rebounds
* Scored double figures in 19 of the last 20 games
* Tallied double figures in 23 of the Vols' 25 games this season and 49 times in his UT career

Wingate Scores Career-High
* Scored career-high 9 points tonight (previous: 8, twice--last vs. Florida 1/31)
* Connected on 3-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from the FT line tonight
* Played career-high 27 minutes (previous: 26 vs. Kentucky 2/25)

Quickly...
* Vols are now 8-3 when McFadgon scores 20 or more points this season
* UT hit 24-of-28 (.857), outscoring Auburn 24-17 at the FT line tonight
* Freshman guard Dane Bradshaw made his first career start tonight
* Auburn missed 6 of its first 7 shots from the field ... UT hit 5 of its first 7 field goal attempts
* Auburn took its first lead of the game (37-36) with 15:26 remaining
* Auburn outrebounded the Vols 43-32 ... UT is 3-6 when being outrebounded this season
* UT led 34-29 at halftime ... Vols are now 12-2 this season when leading at the half (35-12 under Peterson)
* Vols now 12-1 this season when scoring 70 points or more ... 8-0 when scoring 80 points or more

Next Game
* Tennessee plays at Vanderbilt Wednesday in 8 p.m. (EST) tipoff
* UT won the season's first meeting 76-66 at Knoxville Jan. 14
* UT leads the all-time series 102-62, but trail 46-34 in games played in Nashville
* Vols have won five of the last six meetings, including the past three games in the series

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