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Postgame Notes: Tennessee 84, Tennessee Tech 63

Dec. 7, 2013

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THE GAME

  • The Vols extend their winning streak at Thompson-Boling Arena to four games with the 84-63 victory over Tennessee Tech.
  • UT improves to 2-0 this season vs. in-state opponents and have now won four in a row against teams from the Volunteer State.
  • The Volunteers improve to 21-1 all-time against the Golden Eagles.
  • Tennessee is now 51-2 all-time against current members of the Ohio Valley Conference. Head coach Cuonzo Martin improves to 4-1 against current OVC members.

FOR STARTERS

  • Today's starters: G Antonio Barton, G Jordan McRae, G Josh Richardson, F A.J. Davis, F Jarnell Stokes.
  • Stokes made his 50th straight start, Richardson his 41st and McRae his 40th.
  • A native of Buford, Ga., Davis made his first career start on Saturday.
  • Barton scored the first points of the game - slashing through the lane for a contested layup just 22 seconds into the contest.

STOKES' DOUBLE-DOUBLE STREAK

  • Junior forward Jarnell Stokes recorded his fourth consecutive double-double and fifth overall this season with 19 points and 13 boards.
  • With his 10th rebound, Stokes earned the double-double with 18:15 remaining in the second half.
  • The Memphis native now has 23 career double-doubles in 58 games and has scored 10 or more points 36 times.
  • With 23, Stokes is the Southeastern Conference's active leader in career double-doubles and he currently ranks second in the league this season with five.

SECOND HALF START

  • Leading by one at the break, the Vols used a dominating 22-1 run to take a commanding 63-43 lead on the Golden Eagles.
  • Tennessee held Tennessee Tech without a field goal for 7:37 (18:57-11:20) during the stretch.
  • Jordan McRae and Josh Richardson scored five points each during the run.

WINDICATORS...

  • Tennessee made good on two of its windicators on Saturday afternoon:
  • The Vols are 13-1 during Jarnell Stokes' career when he makes six or more field goals. Stokes was 8-of-14 from the field on Saturday.
  • The Vols are 23-3 under Martin when they score at least 80 points.

SPECIALTY STATS

  • Thanks to another dominating performance on the offensive board - the Vols outrebounded TTU 18-8 on the offensive end - UT owned the game down low, holding commanding advantages in points in the paint (48-26) and second chance points (20-8).
  • Tennessee also held a 13-4 advantage in points off turnovers and a 24-20 edge in points off the bench.

DOUBLE-FIGURE FELLAS

  • The Big Orange had four players score in double figures for just the second time this season. Junior forward Jarnell Stokes led the way with 19 points, while Jordan McRae added 16.
  • Josh Richardson and Jeronne Maymon both put down 13 points. It was a season high for Richardson.
  • Four Vols also reached double figures in a 74-65 win over USC Upstate on November 16.

80 POINTS ON OFFENSE, 70 ON DEFENSE

  • With 86 points tonight, Cuonzo Martin coached teams improve to 22-3 when hitting the 80-point mark.
  • Allowing just 63 points to the Golden Eagles, UT has now held 32 of its last 41 opponents under 70 dating through last season.

VOLS DUNK TALLY (2)

  • Senior guard Jordan McRae put down the first dunk of the game for the Vols, a one-handed tomahawk slam after driving on the baseline with 17:04 to go in the second half.
  • Freshman A.J. Davis recorded the Vols only other dunk of the game - a huge left-handed slam on a drive down the paint with 1:40 to go in the game.

HALFTIME HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Vols led Tennessee Tech 42-41 at the midway point.
  • Tennessee shot 47.2 percent from the field and held big advantages in points in the paint (28-12) and second-chance points (10-4).
  • The Vols had four players score seven points or more in the opening half, with Jarnell Stokes' 11 leading the way. Stokes added nine boards in the period.
  • Jeronne Maymon (9), Josh Richardson (8), Jordan McRae (7), Antonio Barton (4) and Armani Moore (2) all got into the scorebook in the half.

HALFTIME LEAD BODES WELL FOR UT

  • With a 42-41 lead at the half today, Tennessee improves to 33-6 (.846) under Cuonzo Martin when leading at the halfway point.

UP NEXT

  • Tennessee plays its second true road game of the season when it face No. 11 Wichita State at the INTRUST Bank Arena in downtown Wichita, Kan.
  • Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
  • The Shockers lost to the Volunteers in Knoxville last season but finished the year with a flurry, advancing all the way to the Final Four.


 

 

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