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Postgame Notes



Dec. 30, 2003

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Records
* Tennessee improves to 7-1, while UNC-Asheville falls to 2-9
* Vols are now 7-0 at home this season
* UT has won its last four games
* Vols have won 54 of its last 57 non-conference games at Thompson-Boling Arena
* UT has an 84-16 mark at home since the 1997-98 season

Series Notebook
* Tennessee leads the all-time series 4-0 that dates back to 1997 ... All games in the series have been played in Knoxville
* UT won the last meeting 85-59 at Thompson-Boling Arena (11/30/2000)
* Vols have a 10-0 all-time mark against schools that currently comprise the Big South Conference

Crump Leads Vols With 22 Points, 11 Rebounds
* Led Vols with 22 points today on 10-of-15 FG shooting
* Recorded third double-double of season ... Sixth double-double of career
* Equaled career-high with 11 rebounds (previous: 4 times, last: vs. Tenn. State, 11/28/03)
* Fourth 20-point game this season and fourth of career ... Scored 20 or more points last three games
* Scored 20 or more points in 4 of last 5 games
* Tallied double figures in 7 of the Vols' 8 games this season and 33rd time in his career

McFadgon Returns With 18 Points
* Scored 18 points in first game since Dec. 20 vs. Georgia State
* Connected on 8-of-9 from FT line
* Sixth game this season he's scored double figures
* Entered game as Vols' leading scorer (17.8 ppg)
* Missed last game vs. Tennessee Tech Dec. 22 with shoulder injury

Watson Dishes Out 8 Assists, Scores 13
* Scored 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting from the field (3-of-5 from 3-point distance)
* Sixth game this season of scoring double figures (20th career)
* Dished out a team-high 8 assists--one shy of career-high
* Played season-high 36 mintues

Quickly...
* UT head coach Buzz Peterson is a native of Asheville, N.C. and was a ball boy for the Bulldogs growing up
* Jemere Hendrix equaled his career-high with 11 rebounds tonight
* Vols have scored 40 or more points by halftime in five games this season
* Vols outscored UNCA at the FT line tonight 15-5 ... UT has outscored its last four opponents at the FT line 73-23
* Three UT players (Crump, McFadgon, Watson) played 30 or minutes tonight
* Four Vols scored double-figures tonight (Crump-22, McFadgon-18, Watson-13, Asumnu-12)
* Tennessee recorded a season-high 12 steals
* Vols shot 50 percent in second half (15-of-30)


 

 

Next Game
* Tennessee travels to Massachusetts Saturday 5:30 p.m. (EST) tipoff ... ESPN will broadcast the game nationally
* UT leads the series 1-0 vs. UMass ... The Vols defeated the Minutemen 71-45 last season at Thompson-Boling Arena
* Vols are 0-1 on the road this season ... Lost 77-62 at Nebraska Dec. 13

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