With the win/loss Georgetown now leads the all-time series, 2-1.
Both previous meetings in this series took place in the last 10 years. In the first round of the 2003 NIT, the Vols hosted Georgetown, and the Hoyas advanced with a 70-60 victory. 12th-ranked Tennessee evened the series at the 2008 Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla., defeating the 21st-ranked Hoyas 90-78 in the semifinals.
Since the 2007-08 season, Tennessee owns a 7-3 record against current members of the Big East Conference.
SEC/BIG EAST CHALLENGE HISTORY
Tennessee is now 2-2 in the five-year history of this event - initially known as the SEC/Big East Invitational. The Vols lost at home to Pit last season after beating third-ranked Pitt two years ago in Pittsburgh, Pa. UT's only other previous appearance in the event resulted in an 80-68 win over 24th-ranked Marquette in Nashville, Tenn., in 2009 (UT was not in the event in 2010).
Junior Trae Golden netted the game's first basket of the game, on a layup, 2:07 into the action.
Yemi Makanjuola was the first substitution in for Tennessee, 17:34 left the action, in the first half.
LOW SCORING NOTES
The game with 73 combined points were the fewest in a game involving Tennessee since the Vols beat Division III Ohio Northern, 40-33 on Nov. 25, 1983 -- that game also had 73 total points..
The last game versus a Division I team with fewer than 73 points was the famous 11-6 win by the Vols over Temple on Dec. 15, 1973.
The 37 points by Georgetown were the fewest by an opponent since Ohio Northern had 33 in that 1983 game and the fewest by a Division I foe since Temple had six in 1973.
The Vols' 36 points were the second lowest for the Vols in the shot-clock era. The last time Tennessee scored less was in a 43-35 loss to Auburn on Jan. 15, 1997.
Tennessee held Georgetown without a field goal for the final 10:17 of the first half as the Vols held the Hoyas to 27.3 percent from the floor in the first half.
The Vols posted their 10th stretch of holding an opponent scoreless for five or more minutes when UT blanked Georgetown for (10:17 - ) in the first half.
Tennessee's defensive effort of keeping Georgetown off the board for ... was the third time this season of holding a foe scoreless for more than six minutes.
- 6:20 scoreless by Kennesaw State (11/9/12)
- 6:19 scoreless by Georgetown (11/30/12)
- 6:10 scoreless by Oakland (11/26/12)
Tennessee held an opponent to 16 points or fewer in the first half for the second game in a row as Oakland scored 15 in the Vols' last game.
DOUBLE-FIGURE SCORERS: NOT
Not one player scored in double-figures for the entire game on either side.
Junior guard Trae Golden had a career-high eight rebounds including six in the first half, which tied his previous best. Golden had grabbed his former best of six on three occasions, all in 2011-12.
AGAINST RANKED TEAMS
The Vols faced their first ranked opponent of the season.
Last season, Tennessee won three games against ranked teams, as the Vols took down a ranked Florida team twice, when the Gators were ranked 13th and 8th. UT also beat No. 13 UConn on Jan. 21, 2012.
TAKE THE CHARGE
Tennessee has now drawn 10 charges through the first six games of the season. Sophomore Yemi Makanjuola drew his second charge of the season and ninth of his career late in the first half.
The Vols continue play in the Mid-Atlantic Region at Virginia of the ACC on Wednesday at 7 p.m. That game will air on ESPN3 and be available on UTSports.com. The Vol Network carries the game over the airwaves.