Vol Hoops Central: Alabama

Jan. 25, 2013

Jan. 26, 2013   |   2 p.m. ET
Thompson-Boling Arena   |   Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Tennessee looks to snap Alabama's three-game win streak in the series while also starting a home winning streak of its own Saturday.
  • Tennessee currently ranks seventh nationally in average home attendance (16,686).
  • UT head coach Cuonzo Martin and his staff will wear "Suits and Sneakers" Saturday as part of the NABC's Coaches vs. Cancer weekend.
  • A cancer survivor, Martin had his professional playing career cut short due to a bout with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He received his last treatment April 20, 1998, and is now in full remission.

  • Alabama is riding a four-game win streak that includes victories over Tennessee, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Kentucky. •
  • Alabama won this season's first meeting, posting a 68-65 victory in Tuscaloosa Jan. 12. The Vols lost despite a 40-25 edge in rebounding. •
  • Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Dave Hart graduated from Alabama in 1971 and was a two-year basketball letterman for the Tide. See note on Page 3 for more. •
  • In SEC play, Vols junior Jordan McRae ranks second in the league in scoring (21.6 ppg) and fifth in field-goal percentage (.493). •
  • Despite losing Thursday at No. 23 Ole Miss, the Vols held the high-powered Rebels' offense without a field goal for 9:59 in the first half.

Complete Game Notes





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