Postgame Notes: Vols 76, Vandy 38

March 1, 2014

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• 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.


• 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.


• 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    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.


    • 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.


    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.


    • 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).


    • 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.


    • 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


    • 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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