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Vol Hoops Central: at Auburn



March 3, 2014


 

TENNESSEE at AUBURN
March 5, 2014   |   8 p.m. ET
Auburn Arena   |   Auburn, Ala.

ITEMS OF NOTE
  • Tennessee is tied with Arkansas for fourth place in the SEC with two games left to play.
  • According to ESPN's InsideRPI, Tennessee owns an RPI of No. 48 and has the 13th toughest strength-of-schedule (as of March 3).
  • No player on the Tennessee roster has ever lost to Auburn.
  • The Vols own a perfect 2-0 record at Auburn Arena, which opened for the 2010-11 season.
  • Four of Auburn's five SEC wins have come at Auburn Arena, and the Tigers' lineup boasts two of the top-seven scorers in league play in guards Chris Denson (20.4 ppg, second) and KT Harrell (17.9 ppg, seventh).


LAST MEETING WITH AUBURN...
  • Tennessee knocked off Auburn, 78-67, in a game the Vols never trailed as all five starters scored in double-figures Jan. 15 in Knoxville.
  • Jordan McRae (21) and Josh Richardson (15) led the UT scoring parade.
  • Vols junior Jarnell Stokes tallied 14 points and 14 rebounds.
  • The Vols shot an impressive 51.0 from the floor and out-rebounded Auburn 42-28.
  • Richardson was the story of the first half, as he converted 6-of-8 shots from the floor for 13 points to lead all scorers over the first 20 minutes.


  • Tennessee led 33-28 at halftime.
  • Auburn continued to hang around early in the second half, closing the gap to as few as two points. But, the Vols used a 9-2 burst to pull ahead by 11 at 50-39 on a nifty under-handed layup by freshman Darius Thompson with 13:36 left in the game.
  • Chris Denson led the Tigers with 24 points, while KT Harrell finished with 15.
  • It was UT's sixth consecutive win over Auburn.

MANY ONCE-PROLIFIC SCORERS WEARING SUITS ON THE BENCH
  • Wednesday's game matches the highest and fourth-highest-scoring coaching staffs in America.
  • Tennessee's four full-time coaches scored 5,381 Division I points during their playing days. No other staff in the country scored more than that.
  • Auburn's coaches rank fourth among all Division I staffs with 4,373 college points to their credit.
  • The two staffs combine to boast five 1,000-point scorers (UT assistant Kent Williams scored more than 2,000 points in college).

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