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Postgame Notes: Vols 76, Vandy 38

March 1, 2014

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THE BASICS

• Tennessee is now 18-11 overall and 9-7 in the Southeastern Conference, while Vanderbilt is now 15-13 overall and 7-9 in SEC play.
• Tennessee leads the all-time series 114-71, dating to the start of the series in 1922.
• The 114 wins for the Vols are most for Tennessee against any opponent and the 185 meetings are the second-most of any foe. Only Kentucky (217 games) has been a foe of the Vols more often.
• The Vols are 70-17 all-time in Knoxville against Vanderbilt, which is located 182 miles west of Knoxville in Nashville.

RECORD-SETTING DAY


• Vanderbilt's 38 points are the fewest scored by an opponent in Thompson-Boling Arena history. The previous low was 40 set by ETSU in 54-40 Vols' win on Dec. 31, 1996 and equaled by MTSU in a 109-40 loss to UT on Nov. 20, 2007.

• The Tennessee win by +38 points was the largest in the 185 meetings with Vanderbilt, dating to 1922. The previous largest margin was +35, in a 56-21 Vol win on Feb. 22, 1947.

• In holding Vanderbilt to just 38 points, it was the fewest points scored by the Commodores In the series since that game in 1947, when they had 21.

FOR STARTERS

• Martin started guard Jordan McRae, guard Josh Richardson, guard Antonio Barton, forward Jeronne Maymon, forward Jarnell Stokes for the second game in a row
• Tennessee is now 12-6 with that starting line-up.

  • Antonio Barton started for the second game in a row after coming off the bench for eight games in a row. He made his 20th start of the season, in his only season as a Vol.
    • Stokes made his 70th consecutive start, dating to February of 2012. He has started 76 of his 78 career games.
    • McRae has started all 29 games this season along with Stokes. In his career, McRae has 66 starts. • Anotnio Barton opened the scoring with a 3-pointer, 20 seconds into the game.

    ELLIS' #14 JERSEY RETIRED

    • Tennessee retired the #14 jersey of the legendary Dale Ellis prior to the game. Ellis was a two-time All-American for the Vols during his career on Rocky Top from 1979-83.
    • Ellis is the fourth Vol to have his jersey number housed to the rafters joining Ernie Grunfeld (#22), Allan Houston (#20) and Bernard King (#53). Additionally, coach Ray Mears and broadcaster John Ward have 'T' banners at Thompson-Boling Arena.

    DEFENSE!

    • The Tennessee defense held Vanderbilt to just 38 points on the night, the 48th time in the last 60 games that the Vols have held their opponent to under-70 points dating to last season.
    • The 38 points were the second-fewest allowed by the Vols under Cuonzo Martin. The fewest was 37 by Georgetown, in a 37-36 win over the Vols on Nov. 30, 2012. • That game vs. Georgetown was also the last time the Vols held an opponent without a a player in double-figures.

    BARTON LIGHTS IT UP

    Antonio Barton tallied a season-high and Vol career-high with 21. His previous best was 14 accomplished three times.
    • His career-high, set while he played at Memphis, was 24 vs. Tennessee State on Jan. 2, 2011.
    • Barton knocked down a career-high tying 5-of-7 from 3-point range to equal his season-high for treys this season -- for the fourth time. He also had five in that game vs. Tennessee State while at Memphis.
    • Barton had four field goals made (4-of-6) in the second half -- equal to the entire total for Vanderbilt's team (4-of-27). • The Vols are now 6-0 when he makes at least three 3-pointers and 13-3 when he mades at least triple.

    STOKES IS DOUBLE-TROUBLE

    • Junior forward Jarnell Stokes helped the Vols offensively with 12 points and led the team on the defensive end with a game-high 11 rebounds.
    • He now has 36 career double-doubles during his UT career (79 games), including an SEC-best 17 this season.
    • His 35 career double-doubles, which lead all active SEC players, rank fourth all-time in the UT record books. He passed the late Dyron Nix, who had 34 from 1985-89. No. 3 on the list of Gene Tormohlen, who had 50.
    • His 17th double-doubles are the third-most in the nation.
    • Stokes has posted a double-double in 10 of UT's last 14 games.

    STOKES GETS OFFENSIVE BOARD RECORD

    Jarnell Stokes added two offensive rebounds to his career record with the Vols and now has 305.

    • Stokes fourth in the nation averaging 4.3 offensive rebounds per game.

    McRAE CONTINUES TO SCORE

    • Senior guard Jordan McRae finished with nine points.

    • McRae is now 20th on the Tennessee career scoring list at 1,393 career points.He passed JaJuan Smith (1,384). Next on the list at No. 19 is Jimmy England (1,407).

    McRAE ON 3-POINTERS LIST

    • With two 3-pointers in the game, Jordan McRae now has 170 to stand ninth in career 3-pointers. Greg Bell, who had 171 from 1987-91 is eighth on the list.

    CLOSING IN ON 1,000

    Jarnell Stokes is now just 13 points from becoming the 45th player in the Vols 1,000-point club with 987. Jordan McRae is currently a member of the club with 1393.

    10TH WIRE-TO-WIRE WIN

    • After jumping out to a 6-0 lead, the Vols recorded their 15th wire-to-wire win under third-year head coach Cuonzo Martin.
    • It's the 10th time this season UT has had a wire-to-wire win.

    Wire-to-Wire Wins Under Martin
    Date, Opponent, Score
    • March 1, 2014, Vanderbilt, 76-38
    • Feb. 26, 2014, at Mississippi State, 75-68
    • Feb. 8, 2014, South Carolina, 72-53
    • Feb. 1, 2014, at Alabama, 76-59
    • Jan. 29, 2014, Ole Miss, 86-70
    • Jan. 15, 2014, Auburn, 78-67
    • Jan. 4, 2014, Tusculum College, 98-51
    • Dec. 30, 2013, Virginia, 87-52
    • Nov. 22, 2013, Tennessee State, 88-67
    • Nov. 18, 2013, The Citadel, 86-60
    • Nov. 26, 2012, Oakland, 77-50
    • March 13, 2012, Savannah St., 65-51
    • Feb. 25, 2012, at South Carolina, 73-64
    • Dec. 29, 2011, The Citadel, 86-55
    • Nov. 11, 2011, UNCG, 92-63

    UP NEXT

    • The Vols play their final regular-season road game of the season on Wednesday, March 5 as Tennessee travels to Auburn. That game airs on SEC TV and can be heard on the Vol Network with an 8 p.m. ET tip.

     

     

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