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Vol Hoops Central: Auburn



March 4, 2013


TENNESSEE at AUBURN
March 6, 2013   |   9 p.m. ET
Auburn Arena   |   Auburn, Ala.

ABOUT WEDNESDAY'S MATCHUP AT AUBURN
  • When these teams met last season in Knoxville, Tennessee held the Tigers to just 49 points while logging the 1,500th win in program history.
  • Tennessee is just 3-9 in its last dozen trips to Auburn, with the victories coming in 2001, 2003 and 2011.
  • 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.

McRAE AN SEC PLAYER OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE
  • Over the last five games, SEC Player of the Year candidate Jordan McRae may be the hottest player in America.
  • In those contests, he is shooting .535 from the field, .636 from 3-point range (21-for-33) and .840 at the foul line while averaging 26.8 points and 6.0 rebounds.
  • Among players from the six "major" conferences, McRae's 19.4 points in league games rank tied for fifth in the nation.
  • Extremely efficient offensively, McRae's 1.38 points per FG attempt in league play rank second among the SEC's top-four scorers.
  • In SEC play, he has two games with 30+ points, five games with 25+ points, eight games with 20+ points.


MARTIN THREE WINS SHY OF 100
  • In his fifth season as a head coach, Cuonzo Martin has 97 career victories to his credit.
  • Tennessee's 20th win of the season would also be Martin's 100th as a head coach.


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