March 6, 2013
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The Vols lead the all-time series with the Tigers, 72-37.
Tennessee has closed the margin for games at Auburn to 26-23 in the Tigers advantage
The Vols have won five consecutive games in the series, including the last two at Auburn.
Tennessee is now 4-9 in its last 13 games at Auburn with wins coming in 2001, 2003, 2011 and 2013.
With the win, the Vols have won at least 10 conference games for the seventh time in the last 10 years.
McRAE CONTINUES TO SCORE
SEC Player of the Year Candidate Jordan McRae tallied 21 points for his seventh consecutive game in in double-figures and 21st overall this season.
Over the last five game, McRae is averaging 28.0 while shooting 45-of-90 (50 percent) from the floor including 22-of-38 from 3-point range.
McRae has scored 20 or more points in each of the last five games including 30 in two of the quintet. For the season, McRae has 10 games of 20-plus points.
STOKES' DOUBLE-DOUBLE STRETCH
Sophomore Jarnell Stokes posted his 13th double-double of the season including 10 of the last 14 games with 11 points and 12 rebounds vs. Auburn.
Stokes' 13 double-doubles are the most by a Vol since Ian Lockhart had 14 in 1989-90.
Stokes has scored in double-figures in 18 games this season and 26 in his career.
Stokes has grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 15 gams this season including 11 of the last 12 games.
GOLDEN REGAINS SCORING TOUCH
After a pair of games in single-digits, Trae Golden returned to the double-figure column with 21 points at Auburn.
Golden had five games in a row with 10-plus after returning from injury prior to tallying a total of 12 in his last two games.
For the season, Golden has 16 games in double-figures.
Golden has five games with 20-plus points.
MORE FROM MOORE
Freshman Armani Moore tallied seven points. His career-high coming into the game was eight, set vs. Kentucky (2/16/13).
Moore had not scored a point in his previous three games and had just three points total on his last four games, coming after that eight-point effort vs. the Wildcats.
Tennessee made its first three 3-pointers of the game and shot 7-of-20 in the game.
Over its last six games, the Vols are shooting 47-of-104 from 3-point range with McRae at 23-of-36 and Skylar McBee at 10-of-26.
The first four 3-pointers came from four different players including the fourth of the season by freshman Armani Moore (4-of-11).
McBEE MOVES UP LISTS
Skylar McBee played in his 127 career game with the Vols. He is now tied for sixth in career games played. Vincent Yarbrough, Tony White and Michael Brooks also played in 127 games.
Next on the list at 128 are Chris Lofton and Allan Houston.
With one 3-pointer, McBee is now one shy (155) of Cameron Tatum for 10th in career made 3-pointers (156). Ninth on the list is current Brooklyn Net C.J. Watson with 165.
DUNK YOU VERY MUCH!
The Vols rocked the rim for six slam dunks with two each from Kenny Hall and Jordan McRae. Jarnll Stokes and Josh Richardson each added one slam.
Hall leads the Vols with 20 dunks. Stokes is second with 17 while McRae is third with 13. Richardson has six slams.
TAKE THE CHARGE!
The Vols drew their 48th and 49th charges of the season as Josh Richardson gave up his body for the fourth time this season in tee first season and Jordan McRae drew a charge for the fourth time.