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Vol Hoops Central: at Missouri



Feb. 13, 2014


 

TENNESSEE at Missouri
Feb. 15, 2014   |   4 p.m. ET
Mizzou Arena   |   Columbia, Mo.

ITEMS OF NOTE
  • Tennessee owns a 15-5 record during the month of February under head coach Cuonzo Martin.
  • According to ESPN's InsideRPI, Tennessee owns an RPI of No. 50 and has the eighth toughest strength-of-schedule (as of Feb. 13).
  • The Volunteers are 7-1 in games immediately following a loss this season.
  • Missouri is one of only three SEC programs that has a winning record against Tennessee (Alabama and Kentucky are the others). But a win by UT on Saturday would even the all-time series at 4-4.
  • Missouri starting forward Jonathan Williams III is a true freshman from Memphis, Tenn. He graduated from Southwind High School. Vols junior Jarnell Stokes is also a Southwind graduate, but he did play basketball there (graduated early, enrolled at UT in January 2012)


  • All-SEC candidate Jarnell Stokes is the only player in the conference averaging a double-double in league play (14.6 ppg, 11.6 rpg).
  • Jarnell Stokes has 14 double-doubles this season and 32 in his career (both lead the SEC).
  • Jarnell Stokes ranks fifth nationally in offensive rebounding, with 4.25 orpg.
  • In UT's last five games, junior wing Josh Richardson is 12-of-24 from 3-point range (.500) and is averaging 12.2 points.
  • Also in the last five games, All-SEC candidate Jordan McRae is 22-of-41 from 3-point range (.537) and is averaging a team-best 21.8 points.

LAST TIME vs. MISSOURI...
  • Tennessee won for the eighth time in nine games and locked up the fifth seed in the SEC Tournament with a 64-62 win over Missouri Saturday on Senior Day in Knoxville March 9, 2013.
  • After scoring just one point in the first half, SEC Player of the Year Candidate Jordan McRae scored 14 in the second half (marking his eighth game in a row in double-figures), to finish with 15 points.
  • Jarnell Stokes scored 13 points and had 13 rebounds for his 14th double-double of the season.
  • Trae Golden had 12 points. Josh Richardson tallied 11 points for his best scoring game in more than a month.


  • An even first half saw the teams deadlocked at 29 at halftime. Tennessee received some early offense from an unlikely source -- redshirt freshman Quinton Chievous, who tallied seven points in 11 minutes of action. Chievous' father, Derrick is the all-time leading scorer at Missouri.
  • Mizzou took a 50-42 lead -- its largest of the game -- on a layup by Keion Bell with 9:57 left in the second half
  • The Vols rallied back to take a 54-53 lead on a tip-in by McRae with 5:36 left in the half. Golden knocked down a 3-pointer with 3:55 left to give the Vols a 58-53 lead.
  • Missouri was led by Laurence Bowers, who scored a game-high 20. The Tigers' leading scorer, Phil Pressey, was held to 10. The Tigers entered the game as the only team in the nation with six double-figure scorers. On this day, only two scored 10 or more.

TENNESSEE-MISSOURI CONNECTIONS
  • Tennessee redshirt sophomore Quinton Chievous is the son of Missouri's all-time leading scorer, Derrick Chievous, who was selected by Houston with the 16th pick in the 1988 NBA Draft and played three seasons in the league.
  • Derrick "Band Aid" Chievous scored 2,580 points for the Tigers from 1985-88.
  • Derrick's 18 points against Tennessee on Dec. 14, 1985, are tied for the sixth-most points by a Tiger in the UT-Missouri series.
  • When Cuonzo Martin was a senior at Purdue, the Boilermakers lost a neutral-site game to Missouri, 69-66, at the Great Eight event in Auburn Hills, Mich., on Nov. 30, 1994.
  • Cuonzo Martin's final game as Missouri State's head coach was an 81-72 loss to Frank Haith's Miami (Fla.) team in the second round of the 2011 NIT in Coral Gables, Fla., on March 21, 2011.

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