Postgame Notes

Dec. 2, 2003

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* Tennessee improves to 3-0, while Texas A&M falls to 3-1
* Vols have won 50 of its last 53 non-conference games at Thompson-Boling Arena
* First time Vols have started a season 3-0 since the 2000-01 campaign when UT began 9-0

Series Notebook
* Tennessee leads the all-time series 4-1 that dates back to 1951
* UT leads 3-0 in games played in Knoxville ... Tonight's is the first meeting in Thompson-Boling Arena
* Texas A&M won the last meeting 83-66 last season at College Station
* The Vols defeated Texas A&M 70-64 in the 1985 Sugar Bowl Classic at New Orleans
* Vols have a 11-8 all-time mark against schools that currently comprise the Big 12 Conference
* Texas A&M is the Vols' first-ever opponent from the Big 12 Conference in Thompson-Boling Arena since it opened in 1987-88

Crump Scores Season-High
* Scored season-high 18 points and pulled game-high 7 rebounds (previous: 13 vs. Tennessee State, 11/28/03)
* Recorded career-best 9 field goals (previous: 8 vs. Florida, 2/15/03)
* Connected on 9-of -10 FG attempts tonight
* Pulled down team-high 7 rebounds

Bradshaw Makes Difference
* Equaled career-high with 8 points off bench and helped ignite Vols' second half rally
* Recorded career-best 4 rebounds and 17 minutes, while equaling career-highs in assists (3), steals (2)
* Had no turnovers in 18 minutes

Watson Scores Season-High
* Scored season-high 16 points on 4-of-6 FG shooting, including 3-of-4 from long range (previous: 11 vs. Wofford, 11/21/03)
* Dished out game-high six assists with no turnovers

Asumnu Records Career-Highs
* Scored career-high 12 points tonight (previous: 11 vs. Wofford, 11/21/2003)
* Tonight's 5 assists are also a career-best (previous: 4 vs. Massachusetts, 2/5/2003)
* Scored double figures in two of the Vols three games this season (11 vs. Wofford)



Century Mark
* Tennessee scored 100 points for the first time since a 104-100 overtime loss to Florida (Jan. 9, 2001)
* UT's 108 points tonight are the most for the Vols since a 110-83 win over Georgia (Feb. 9, 2000)

* For the second game in a row, UT hit a buzzer-beating shot just before halftime ... Justin Albrecht had a putback to give UT a 45-44 advantage tonight ... Dane Bradshaw canned a three-pointer at the buzzer vs. Tennessee State
* Vols opened the second half on a 13-2 run to lead 58-46 with 16:23 remaining
* Texas A&M had 19 offensive rebounds, 10 in the first half ... Aggies outrebounded the Vols 40-38
* Freshman Major Wingate had a career-best 5 points tonight--all in the first half
* UT has had a minimum 4 players scored double-figures in each of the three games this season
* Vols had a season-low 7 turnovers (previous: 16 vs. Tennessee State, 11/28/03)
* UT had just one turnover in second half ... Vols went final 18 minutes without a turnover

Next Game
* Tennessee plays its first road game of the season Dec. 13 at Nebraska in a 3 p.m. (EST) tipoff ... Televised by SEC-TV (FOX)
* This year's UT-Nebraska game will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools



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