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Gameday Central
vs. Mississippi State
Feb. 26, 2011
Thompson-Boling Arena
6 p.m. ET
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Soles4Souls

  • Soles4Souls, Inc., has committed to collect and distribute 11 million shoes in 2011 to people living in extreme poverty and recovering from natural disasters through its "11 IN 11" campaign. Donate a pair of gently-worn shoes at Saturday's game vs. Mississippi State and receive a voucher for two tickets to a 2011 UT baseball game of your choice!



Domino's Pizza Package

  • To purchase a Domino's Pizza Package, please contact the Athletic Ticket Office at 865-656-1200. A Domino's Pizza Package provides you with a 300 level reserved ticket to the game, a personal pizza and a drink. A minimum purchase of 3 is required. .


Vols on TV

  • The game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Brad Nessler calls the action, while Jimmy Dykes provides analysis. Tim Sullivan is the producer. Knoxville-area viewers can find ESPN on Comcast Ch. 32 (HD 403), Knology Ch. 29 (HD 981), DirecTV Ch. 206 (SD & HD) and Dish Network Ch. 140 (SD & HD).


Quick Notes

·Tennessee is 5-1 against Mississippi State during the Bruce Pearl era (5-0 in the regular season). During that time, the Vols outscore the Bulldogs by 9.0 points per game, on average (78.8 to 69.8 ppg).

·The Vols' bench has outscored the opponents' bench in 12 of 13 league games this season (all but Alabama). The Tennessee bench averages 22.2 ppg in SEC play.

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Gameday Feature: Brian Williams Embraces Spotlight, Sixth Man Role

"Brian Williams throws it up at the buzzer! Good! Let's see if it counts. Brian Williams, falling backwards, threw up the missed shot and it went in! Let's see if it got in before the buzzer went off. And they count it! They count it! Tennessee wins! Brian Williams shot at the buzzer wins it for the Volunteers as Tennessee takes it tonight over the Georgia Bulldogs on the road 59-57!"

The Voice of the Vols, Bob Kesling, probably never imagined he would be making the above call on that January night in Athens, Ga. Not for Brian Williams, anyways. Those calls are generally reserved for the Kobe Bryant's and Dirk Nowitzki's of the world, both of which have made a living off of them in the NBA. Fitting then, that the lighthearted Williams compared himself to both after draining the game-winning buzzer-beater to lift the Vols to their first SEC road win in 2010-11.

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