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TENNESSEE POSTGAME NOTES



March 9, 2007

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Tennessee Notes

  • Tennessee is 22-10 overall and ended a four-game win streak.
  • Chris Lofton, the SEC's scoring leader, paced Tennessee with 21 points.
  • Lofton had three three-pointers, becoming the third player in SEC history to reach 300 treys in a career. Lofton also reached the 1,500-point mark in his career and has 1,503 points as a Volunteer.
  • Allan Houston (1990-93) was recognized at halftime as the Chick-fil-A "SEC Legend" for Tennessee. Houston is Tennessee's alltime leading scorer and a four-time first-team All-SEC selection.

Game Notes

  • All-Time Series: Tennessee now leads 55-42
  • SEC Tournament: Tennessee leads 6-3
  • Season Series: On Feb. 6, Tennessee defeated LSU 70-67 in Knoxville
  • Tennessee's Chris Lofton scored the first seven points of the game. However, Lofton was the only Volunteer to score until Dane Bradshaw sank a free throw at the 10:43 mark and the only Vol to make a basket until the 7:23 mark when Ryan Childress hit a three-pointer. Tennessee got hot late in the first half and claimed a 27-25 lead at halftime.
  • The teams battled back and forth in the second half, with a tip-in by Chris Lofton with 12 seconds left sending the game to overtime. Glen Davis tallied seven points, eight rebounds, and an assist in the extra period. Tasmin Mitchell put LSU ahead for good, 68- 66, with a three-pointer at the 3:15 mark.
  • This is the first overtime game in the SEC Tournament since Kentucky downed LSU, 79-78, in the 2005 semifinals. It is the first overtime in a first-round game since 1997 when Vanderbilt outlasted Mississippi State, 73-67.
  • LSU won despite a season-high 23 turnovers. The Tigers overcame the miscues by shooting 53.1 percent from the field.
  • LSU advances to play Ole Miss on Friday at 9:45 p.m.
  • Attendance at the Thursday night session was 14,574.

 

 

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