Vol Hoops Central: Ole Miss

Jan. 8, 2013

Jan. 9, 2013   |   8 p.m. ET
Thompson-Boling Arena   |   Knoxville, Tenn.

  • 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





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