Tennessee Defeats Southeastern All-Stars 114-71 in Final Exhibition

Nov. 14, 2003

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KNOXVILLE -- Brandon Crump's 19 points led four Tennessee players in double-figures as the Vols raced past the Southeastern All-Stars 114-71 in the team's final exhibition of the season Friday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee's 114 points are the most ever for the Vols in an exhibition, topping the previous mark from a 112-85 win over the African All-Stars in a game played in Madrid, Spain in 1976.

The Vols, who scored 110 points in their first exhibition last week, average 112.0 in their two exhibition games at Thompson-Boling Arena this month. Including the two earlier exhibitions in the Dominican Republic, UT averaged 102.8 points in exhibition play entering the 2003-04 campaign.

Scooter McFadgon (17 points), Stanley Asumnu (14) and Jemere Hendrix (12) joined Crump in double scoring figures for the Vols. Crump was the game's high rebounder with 14.

Former Idaho standout Marvin Ricks led the Southeastern All-Stars with 27 points, connecting on 9-of-15 from the field, including 6-of-10 from three-point range.

The Vols dished out 28 assists and 13 UT players scored in the game.

By halftime, Tennessee had opened a 56-34 lead against the outmatched All-Stars. The Vols broke open a tight game early in the first half with an 8-0 run capped by a Jemere Hendrix dunk to give UT an 18-10 advantage with 13:39 remaining.

Asumnu, who had 12 first half points off the bench, put the Vols up 44-24 on a three-pointer with 3:41 to play. Dane Bradshaw finished off the half with five points in the final seconds on a layup and a three-pointer at the buzzer.

As in the first exhibiton, tonight's game featured a 20-foot, 6.25-inch three-point line (nine inches farther back than the college 19'-9'' line) in an experiment by the NCAA Basketball Rules Committee.



Tennessee opens regular season play Nov. 21 against Wofford at Thompson-Boling Arena in a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.


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