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Postgame Notes: #8 Memphis 99, Vols 97



Nov. 22, 2011

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By The Numbers
1: After not making a 3-pointer for the first time in 461 games, in the loss to Duke on Monday, the Vols started a new streak of 1 game, on Tuesday, making 7 treys.

2: The Vols played their first double overtime game in more than a decade, since Jan. 27, 2001 a loss at Georgia (77-75)

16: Jeronne Maymon's 16 made free throws were the fifth-most by a Vol in a game and most since Tony White (18) in 1987.

20: Jeronne Maymon became the first Vol since Steve Hamer to have 20 rebounds in a game. Hamer had 21 on 3/7/1996.

32: Jeronne Maymon's career-high 32 points were more than double his previous career-high of 15 points set in this season's opener.

To Note

MAYMON THE MONSTER
- Jeronne Maymon became the first Vol since Steve Hamer in 1996 to have a 30-point, 20-rebound game as he posted 32 points and 20 rebounds. Hamer had 31 points and 21 rebounds against Alabama in the SEC Tournament on March 7, 1996.

- In major college basketball, the last three players to most 30-20 games were: Blake Griffin with Oklahoma, Michael Beasley with Kansas State and Kevin Durant with Texas.

- Maymon netted a career-high 32 points, more than doubling his former mark of 15 vs. UNC Greensboro (11/11) in the season-opener.

- Maymon has scored in double-figures in all four games this season and is second to Golden in scoring average 18.0 after tallying 32 vs. Memphis. Last season, Maymon had just one game with double-figure points.

- Maymon's 32 points were the most by a Vol since Scotty Hopson dropped 32 vs. Georgia last season (2/19/11).

DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE
- Maymon's 20 rebounds set a Maui Invitational record. The previous record of 19 was accomplished three times, most recently by Nick Collison on Kansas against Seton Hall in 2001.

- Maymon's 20 rebounds were the most by a Vol since Steve Hamer had 21 vs. Alabama on March 7, 1996.

- The 20 rebounds tie for the 34th-most ever in a game in Tennessee history.

- Maymon also had his third consecutive double-double with the 20 rebounds, which was a career-high for the second game in a row. He corralled 12 vs. Duke on Monday.

FREE THROW ANNALS
- Maymon made a career-high 16-of-17 from the free-throw line. His 16 made free throws is now fifth on the all-time list for makes in a game in UT history. He passed the mark of 15 makes which was done by the following: Ron Slay (1/4/03), Allan Houston (1/21/92), Ernie Grunfeld (1/15/77), Danny Schultz (2/15/64), Glenn Campbell (2/1/60) and Carl Widseth (1/14/56) all made 15 free throws in a game.

OVERTIME, OVERTIME
- The Vols played first double-overtime game since Jan. 27, 2001, a 77-75 loss to Georgia. All-time Tennessee has played 22 double-overtime games and is now 8-14 in them. UT's last double-overtime win came on Jan. 6, 2001 at Auburn, 96-88.

- The Vols are 3-0 all-time in triple-overtime games.

GOLDEN NUGGET
- Sophomore Trae Golden continued to score in double-figures as he finished with 14 points. In all four games this season Golden has scored in double-figures after never scoring more than eight in his freshman season last year. Golden had 12 alone in the first half vs. Memphis.

- Golden is averaging 18.3 this season to lead the Vols.

HALL OF A GAME
- Junior Kenny Hall had his best game of the young season with 11 points. It was his sixth-career game in double-figures and first since his freshman season.

NEW STREAK STARTED
- After seeing its streak of 461 consecutive games with a made 3-pointer end against Duke (0-for-8) on Monday night, the Vols started a new streak with a made 3-pointer as No. 1 Josh Richardson canned a 3-pointer 2:06 into the game. Tennessee finished 7-of-21 from trifecta land.

WHISTLE HAPPY
- There were 53 fouls called in the game. The Vols were shooting in the bonus just 3:55 into the game as the Tigers were whistled for seven fouls before the first media timeout and 10 fouls with more than 11 minutes left in the first half.

TAKING CHARITY
- Tennessee was once against solid at the free throw line, making 30-of-37 in the game for 81.1 percent. For the season, the Vols are now shooting 76 percent from the charity stripe, making 78-of-103. Tennessee shot 19-of-24 against Duke in the Maui opener.

SERIES SYNOPSIS
- The Vols now lead the all-time series with Memphis 14-9 and will play again this season on Jan. 4, 2012 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. Including this season, UT and UM have played in each of the last seven seasons.

- Tuesday's game between the Vols and Tigers, two schools from Tennessee, was played in Maui, Hawaii. It marked just the second time in 23 meetings that teams did not play in the Volunteer State. The first-ever meeting between the team was played in the All-College Tournament in Oklahoma City, Okla., a 72-51 UT victory. The Vols crushed the Tigers, 104-84, in last season's meeting at Thompson-Boling Arena on Jan. 21, 2011.

 

 

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