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Postgame Notes: Vols 82, Auburn 54

March 5, 2014

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THE BASICS

• Tennessee is now 19-11 overall and 10-7 in the Southeastern Conference, while Auburn is now 13-15 overall and 5-12 in SEC play.
• Tennessee leads the all-time series 73-37, dating to the start of the series in 1927.
• Tennessee was now won seven consecutive games in the series including this year's earlier meeting, 78-67, in Knoxville.
• The Vols trail the series for games at Auburn, 26-24. But Tennessee is a perfect 3-0 at the recently-built Auburn Arena.
Cuonzo Martin is now a perfect 4-0 against Auburn.
• No player on the Tennessee roster has ever lost to Auburn.

LOPSIDED WINS!

• On the heels of a dominating 38-point win over Vanderbilt last Saturday, Tennessee's win by 28 points, gave the Vols consecutive conference wins by 66 points. The two-game margin of victory, is the largest in a pair of conference games since also winning by 66 in back-to-back games in 1965. Tennessee beat Mississippi State 77-57 on Feb. 6, 1965 and Ole Miss, 96-50 at Ole Miss on Feb. 8, 1965.

WINNING WAYS

• With its 19th victory of the season, the Vols have now won 19 or more games in each of the last nine seasons.
• Tennessee has now won 10 or more SEC games for the third consecutive season and eighth time in nine years.

SENIOR DAY SUCCESS

• Tennessee has beaten Auburn on its Senior Day in back-to-back seasons. The Vols posted an 82-75 win at Auburn last season.
• Wednesday's win at Auburn marked the ninth consecutive road Senior Day in which the Vols spoiled the event for its foes' seniors. Dating to 2006, Tennessee has won each of its last nine regular-season road finales.

March 5, 2013 at Auburn UT won 82-54
March 6, 2013 at Auburn UT won, 82-75
Feb. 29, 2012 at LSU UT won, 74-69 (OT)
March 3, 2011 at South Carolina UT won, 73-69
March 6, 2010 at Mississippi State UT won 75-59
March 5, 2009 at South Carolina UT won, 86-70
March 5, 2008 at Florida UT won, 89-86
March 3, 2007 at Georgia UT won, 71-65
March 4, 2006 at Vanderbilt UT won, 68-59

 

 

FOR STARTERS

• Martin started guard Jordan McRae, guard Josh Richardson, guard Antonio Barton, forward Jeronne Maymon, forward Jarnell Stokes for the third game in a row
• Tennessee is now 13-6 with that starting line-up.

  • Antonio Barton started for the third game in a row after coming off the bench for eight games in a row. He made his 21st start of the season, in his only season as a Vol.
    • Stokes made his 72nd consecutive start, dating to February of 2012. He has started 77 of his 80 career games.
    • McRae has started all 30 games this season along with Stokes. In his career, McRae has 67 starts. • Jeronne Maymon's layup opened the scoring, 57 seconds into the game.

    DEFENSE!

    • The Tennessee defense held Auburn to just 54 points on the night, the 49th time in the last 61 games that the Vols have held their opponent to under-70 points dating to last season.
    • The Vols held Auburn to just 37.7 percent from the floor, limiting Auburn to 20-of-53.
    • Tennessee held Vanderbilt to 22.4 percent from the floor.
    • Over the last two games, the Vols' defense has held foes to an average of 46 points and 31-of-102 from the floor (30.4) and 9-of-31 (29.0) from 3-point range.
    • The Vols limited Auburn to 20 first-half points, marking the second game in a row, UT held its foe to 20 or fewer first-half points. Vanderbilt had 18 last Saturday.

    STOKES' MILESTONE NIGHT

    • Junior forward Jarnell Stokes became the 45th player in the Vols 1,000-point club with 20 in the game giving him 1,007 in his career. Jordan McRae is currently a member of the club with 1,402, standing 20th all-time. • Stokes scored his 1,000th career point on a free throw with 9:34 left in the game, that put the Vols up 63-38. • Stokes helped the Vols offensively with 20 points.
    • He now has 36 career double-doubles during his UT career (80 games), including an SEC-best 18 this season.
    • His 36 career double-doubles, which lead all active SEC players, rank fourth all-time in the UT record books. No. 3 on the list of Gene Tormohlen, who had 50.
    • His 18 double-doubles are the third-most in the nation.
    • Stokes has posted a double-double in 11 of UT's last 15 games.
    • The junior bigman was 8-of-10 from the field and 4-of-5 from the free throw line. • Stokes has scored in double-figures 12 games in a row.

    STOKES DISHES CAREER-BEST

    • Stokes posted a career-high seven assists. His previous career-high was five vs. Kennesaw State in the 2012-13 season opener.

    STOKES ADDS TO O-BOARD RECORD

    Jarnell Stokes continued to add to his Tennessee career leading total of offensive rebounds with three in the game. Stokes now has 308 in his career. Second on the list is Wayne Chism (302).
    • Stokes fourth in the nation averaging 4.3 offensive rebounds per game.

    McRAE CONTINUES TO SCORE

    • Senior guard Jordan McRae finished with 13 points.

    • It's McRae's 26th double-digit performance of the season and his 10th in 11 games.
    • McRae has scored in double-figures in 63 of his 107 career games.
    • McRae is now 20th on the Tennessee career scoring list at 1,402 career points. Next on the list at No. 19 is Jimmy England (1,407) while No. 18 is Stevie Hamer (1,418).

    McRAE ON 3-POINTERS LIST

    • With three 3-pointers in the game, Jordan McRae now has 173 to move to eighth in career 3-pointers. He moved past Greg Bell, who had 171 from 1987-91. Next on the list with 179 is No. 7 Vincent Yarbrough (1988-2002)

    BARTON CONTINUES HOT STRETCH

    • Coming off a season-high 21 points vs. Vanderbilt, Antonio Barton continued his hot stretch with 14 points.
    • Since being re-inserted in the starting lineup, Barton is averaging 13.0 points per game over the last three games.
    • Barton knocked down 4-of-8 from 3-point range not he heels of a 5-of-7 3-point shooting day vs. Vanderbilt, making him 9-of-17 (52.9).
    • The Vols are now 6-0 when he makes at least three 3-pointers and 14-3 when he mades at least triple.

    BIG BIRTHDAY EVE

    Jeronne Maymon scored in double-figures for the 13th time this season with 13 and 39th time in his career. The game came on the heels of his 23rd birthday.

    SECOND TIME AROUND

    • Under third-year head coach Cuonzo Martin, Tennessee is 9-5 in in rematch games including a 2-2 mark this season.
    • Under second-year head coach Cuonzo Martin, Tennessee is 45-10 (.818) in games it led at halftime.

    WIN-DICATORS...

    • Tennessee is 15-1 this season when it shoots a better percentage than its opponent.
    • UT is 24-0 under head coach Cuonzo Martin when it shoots at least 50 percent from the field.
    • The Vols are 29-3 under coach Cuonzo Martin when they score at least 80 points.
    • The Vols are 32-3 under coach Cuonzo Martin when they lead by at least seven at halftime.

    11th WIRE-TO-WIRE WIN

    * After jumping out to a 10-0 lead, the Vols recorded their 16th wire-to-wire win under third-year head coach Cuonzo Martin.
    * Its the fourth road wire-to-wire win under Martin and second this season, with the other coming at Alabama.
    * It's the 11th time this season UT has had a wire-to-wire win.
    *

    Wire-to-Wire Wins Under Martin
    Date, Opponent, Score
    • March 5, 2014: at Auburn, 82-54
    • 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

    • Tennessee closes the regular season on Saturday as Missouri comes to Thompson-Boling Arena. That game airs on ESPN at 4 p.m.

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