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Postgame Notes: NC State 65, Tennessee 58

Dec. 18, 2013

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THE GAME

  • With a final margin of 65-58, NC State ended Tennessee's four-game home winning streak, dropping the Volunteers to 6-4 on the season.
  • The Lady Vols are 23-12 all-time against the Longhorns.
  • Now winners of six in a row, the Wolfpack improved its all-time series record against the Vols to 6-3 and is the first Atlantic Coast Conference to hand UT a loss this season (2-1).
  • Tennessee is now 100-85 all-time against current ACC members.

FOR STARTERS

  • Today's starters: G Antonio Barton, G Jordan McRae, G Josh Richardson, F Jeronne Maymon, F Jarnell Stokes.
  • That starting lineup is now 5-3 on the season.
  • Stokes made his 52nd straight start, Richardson his 43rd and McRae his 42nd. It's Maymon's 41st career start. Barton has now started in nine of his first 10 games as a Vol.
  • Maymon scored the first bucket for the Vols, converting an and-1 layup after an offensive board at the 18:15 mark. He hit the free throw.

BIG MEN LOG DOUBLE-DOUBLES

  • Big men Jeronne Maymon and Jarnell Stokes picked up double-doubles in the same game for the second time this season (USC Upstate).
  • Finishing with 17 points and 16 boards, it's Maymon's second double-double of the season and the 11th of his career. Both were season-highs for Maymon.
  • Ten of Maymon's 16 rebounds came on the offensive end. He entered the contest averaging 3.6 offensive rebounds per game. His 10 offensive boards tie a career high. He had 10 vs. Ole Miss on March 9, 2012.
  • Stokes returned to form in the second half against the Pack, finishing with 10 points and 13 boards for his sixth double-double of the season and the 24th of his career. He now has a double-double in 24 of 60 career games.
  • Stokes is the Southeastern Conference's active leader in career double-doubles and he currently ranks second in the league this season with six.
  • The Tennessee roster now collectively boasts 36 career double-doubles between Stokes (24), Maymon (11) and Jordan McRae (1).

McRAE CLIMBING THE CHART

  • With 21 points on Wednesday night, senior guard Jordan McRae moved into 44th place on the Vols' all-time scoring list with 1,026 career points.

  • 41st, Cameron Tatum (2007-12), 1,083
  • 42nd, Bobby Croft (1967-70), 1,071
  • 43rd, Rob Jones (1982-86), 1,070
  • 44th, Jordan McRae (2010-Present), 1,026
  • 45th, Gene Tormohlen (1956-59), 1,020

VOLS CONTINUE TO OWN OFFENSIVE GLASS

  • Tennessee outrebounded the Wolfpack 20-13 on the offensive glass, with Jeronne Maymon's career-high tying 10 leading the way.
  • The Vols entered the contest ranked 11th nationally and second in the SEC in offensive rebounds per game (15.4). Tonight's performance ups the mark to 15.9 per contest.
  • Maymon and Jarnell Stokes combined for 15 offensive rebounds tonight. The duo entered the game averaging a combined 7.3 per contest.

SECOND HALF SURGE

  • After being held to just four points in the opening half, senior Jordan McRae registered 17 points in the second period to finish with a team-high 21. It was the seventh time this season he has led the Vols in scoring.
  • It's the sixth 20-point output of the season and the 18th career 20-point game for the SEC's second-leading scorer.
  • The guard knocked down three 3-pointers and hit six of his eight free throw attempts in the second half. He also added three second-half steals.

HALFTIME HELPING

  • NC State shot an even 50 percent from the field (15-for-30) and held the Vols to a 24.1 percent mark (7-for-29) en route to a 37-20 lead at the halfway point.
  • Jeronne Maymon led the Vols with 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting. Maymon and Jarnell Stokes each had five boards at the half.
  • Tennessee's 20 points tied a season low in the first half. The Vols went 0-for-9 from 3-point range in the period.

UP NEXT: MOREHEAD STATE

  • Tennessee remains at home to host Morehead State on Dec. 23 at Thompson-Boling Arena (7 p.m. ET, ESPNU).
  • The Vols lead the all-time series with the Eagles 3-0, dating to 1983. All previous meetings have taken place in Knoxville.


 

 

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