Postgame Notes: #12/8 Wichita State 70, Tennessee 61

Dec. 14, 2013

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  • With the 70-61 loss, Tennessee drops to 6-3 on the season. The Vols also started 6-3 last season.
  • The Vols are still in search of their first true road victory of the season.
  • The Volunteers were unable to hand Wichita State its first loss of the season for the second year in row. The Shockers are now 10-0 for the first time in program history.
  • Wichita State now leads the all-time series by a 3-1 margin.
  • Tennessee has a 5-8 all-time record against current members of the Missouri Valley Conference.
  • The Vols were unable to register the second road win in the nation over a current Top 15 team this season.
  • Jarnell Stokes' nation-leading double-double streak of four games came to an end today.


  • Today's starters: G Antonio Barton, G Jordan McRae, G Josh Richardson, F Jeronne Maymon, F Jarnell Stokes.
  • This lineup falls to 5-2 on the season.
  • Stokes made his 51st straight start, Richardson his 42nd and McRae his 41st. It's Maymon's 40th career start.
  • McRae netted then Vols' first points of the game, a 3-pointer from the left wing just 55 seconds into the contest.


  • With a season-high 26 points against the Shockers, senior Jordan McRae becomes Tennessee's 45th all-time member of the 1,000-point club.
  • The Vols' wing joined the elite club with a pair of free throws with 6:50 remaining in the contest.
  • McRae's career points total (1,005) ranks third among active SEC players. Only Trevor Releford (1,299) of Alabama and Andre Stringer (1,037) of LSU have scored more.
  • Former Vol center Gene Tormohlen (1956-59) is next on the UT list with 1,020 points.
  • The 26-point outing was McRae's fifth 20-point performance of the season and the 17th of his career. It was also the 25th time he's led the Vols in scoring, six coming this year.


  • Under third-year head coach Cuonzo Martin, Tennessee is now 6-9 vs. AP ranked teams.
  • The Vols went 3-6 with wins over No. 13 Florida, No. 13 UConn and No. 8 Florida in 2011-12, and 3-2 with victories over No. 23 Wichita State, No. 25 Kentucky and No. 8 Florida last season.


  • The Vols shot 15-of-24 (.625) from the free throw line on Saturday.
  • In Tennessee's three losses this season, the Vols are shooting .549 (45-of-82) from the foul line. In UT's six wins, the Vols are shooting .737 (126-of-171) at the charity stripe.


  • With one directly before the conclusion of the first half, the Vols have now forced four 5-second calls this season.
  • UT also forced Wichita State into a shot-clock violation in the opening period, the Vols' fourth of the season.


  • Both teams came out swinging, with Tennessee going 5-of-7 from the floor to start and Wichita State hitting 7-of-8 shots to start.
  • Things slowed down in the second half of the opening 20 minutes, leading to a 26-25 halftime lead for the Volunteers.
  • The Shockers' 25 points were the fewest first-half points of the season for a Tennessee opponent.
  • Jordan McRae led all players with 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting.
  • UT got production from its freshmen in the first half, with A.J. Davis scoring six points and Darius Thompson added three. The dup also combined for five rebounds in the half.


  • Holding the Shockers to just 25 points at the half today, Tennessee has now held its opponent to fewer than 30 first-half points in 38 of the 76 games under Coach Martin.


  • Tennessee returns home to host NC State Dec. 18 at Thompson-Boling Arena (7 p.m. ET, ESPNU).
  • The Vols trail the all-time series with the Wolfpack 5-3, dating to 1929.
  • The Vols have already beaten one ACC team this season (Wake Forest), and Tennessee also hosts Virginia on Dec. 30.





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