Nov. 14, 2003
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.
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.