Postgame Notes

Dec. 17, 2003

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* Tennessee improves to 4-1, while The Citadel falls to 2-6
* Vols have won 51 of its last 54 non-conference games at Thompson-Boling Arena
* UT has an 81-16 mark at home since the 1997-98 season
* First of Vols' four games in a 10-day period-all at home ... UT's 7 of first 8 games at home this season

Series Notebook
* Tennessee leads the all-time series 3-0 that dates back to 1949 ... First meeting since Dec. 17, 1962 (41 years to the day)
* Both previous meetings were played in Knoxville ... Tonight's game is the first between the two schools at Thompson-Boling
* Vols have a 79-12 all-time mark against schools that currently comprise the Southern Conference

McFadgon Back on Track
* Connected on 6-of-8 from field, including 3-of-3 from three-point range
* Ended game with 15 points after scoring 10 in the first half ... Played just 6 minutes in second half
* Bounced back from a 3-of-22 shooting performance at Nebraska

Watson Equals Career Assist High
* Equaled career-high with 9 assists tonight ... Also had 9 vs. Georgia last season (2/8/03)
* Equaled season scoring high with 16 points on 6-of-8 FG shooting, including 2-of-4 from long range ... Had 16 vs. Texas A&M
* Had just 1 turnover in 28 minutes

Asumnu Equals Career-High
* Equaled career-high with 12 points tonight ... Also had 12 points vs. Texas A&M 12/3/2003)
* Connected on 5-of-7 from the field
* Five field goals tonight is a career-high (previous: 4 vs. Texas A&M, 12/3/2003)
* Scored double figures in three of the Vols five games this season

Vols Win Battle of Boards
* Pulled down season-high 57 rebounds tonight (previous: 50 vs. Nebraska, 12/13)
* UT has outrebounded four of its five opponents this season ... Texas A&M (40-38) is the only team to outrebound UT
* Outrebounded the Bulldogs 57-26 ... Had a 22-7 advantage at halftime
* The Citadel's 26 rebounds are an opponent season-low (previous: 29 by Wofford, 11/21)



* UT assistant coach Ed Conroy played for The Citadel (1985-89)
* UT head coach Buzz Peterson coached under current Citadel athletics director Les Robinson at N.C. State and ETSU
* After shooting a season-low 28 percent Saturday at Nebraska, the Vols opened tonight's game hitting 5 of their first 7 shots from the field
* The Citadel's 17 points at the half is an opponent season-low (previous: 25 vs. Tennessee State, 11/28)
* UT's 51 halftime points are the most for the Vols this season (previous: 45 vs. Texas A&M, 12/3)
* Boomer Herndon's 10 points is a career-high (previous: 5 vs. UMass, 2/5/03)
* The Citadel's 49 points are the fewest for a UT opponent this season ... 49 points equals fewest since Vols held Miss. State to 49 in a 59-49 win last season (3/5/2003)
* Vols had five players in double-figures and recorded a season-high 26 assists (previous: 25 vs. Texas A&M, 12/3/03)
* Tennessee's 50-point win tonight is the largest margin of victory for the Vols since a 121-42 victory over Mexico Jan. 24, 1966 in Knoxville
* Tonight's margin is only the fifth time in school history that the Vols defeated an opponent by 50 points or more

Next Game
* Tennessee continues its four-game homestand vs. Georgia State Saturday in a 2 p.m. (EST) tipoff ... Televised by CSS
* UT leads the series vs. GSU 3-1 ... The Vols won the last meeting 70-53 Dec. 1, 1996



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