Jan. 8, 2013
TENNESSEE VS. OLE MISS
Jan. 9, 2013 | 8 p.m. ET
Thompson-Boling Arena | Knoxville, Tenn.
GAME PREVIEW: OLE MISS
- This is the final contest of a six-game homestand for Tennessee that began Dec. 13
- The Volunteers are 6-1 at home this season and own a 21-5 home record under second-year head coach Cuonzo Martin.
- In home games, UT owns a +10.6 ppg scoring margin and a +6.1 rebounding margin.
- Tennessee has won 11 straight home games against Ole Miss, dating to 1992. The Rebels' last (and only) win in Thompson-Boling Arena was a 93-88 victory on Feb. 27, 1991.
- When these teams met in Knoxville last February, UT posted a 73-60 victory as five Vols scored in double figures. Ole Miss started the game on a 15-2 run.
- The Vols have won the last three regular-season meetings in this series.
- Ole Miss is 2-1 in true road games this season, with wins at Loyola Marymount and Hawaii and a loss at Middle Tennessee.
- Ole Miss makes 7.3 3-pointers per game, but the Vols are allowing only 3.8 3-pointers per game.
- Senior forward Kenny Hall is coming off his third career double-double (13 pts, 11 rebs) and is averaging 9.3 rpg in UT's last three games.
- Tennessee's bench has outscored the opponents' bench in 10 of 12 games this season. Junior Jordan McRae's 11.6 ppg are a big reason why.
- The Vols are 7-2 when they attempt as many or more free throws than their opponent.
- By surrendering 85 points to Memphis last Friday, the Vols allowed an opponent to reach the 70-point mark for the first time all season.
Complete Game Notes