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Gameday Central
vs. Kentucky
March 6, 2011
Thompson-Boling Arena
Noon ET
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Vote for Scotty

  • In the Vols' home win over South Carolina, junior Scotty Hopson posterized a Gamecock defender en route to a SportsCenter-highlight dunk. That slam is now up for CBS Dunk of the Year. Scotty needs your help to win, though! Vote for Scotty here.


Vols on TV

  • The game will be televised nationally on CBS. Kevin Harlan calls the action, while Reggie Miller provides analysis. Ross Schneiderman is the producer. Knoxville-area viewers can find CBS on Comcast Ch. 5 (HD 433), Knology Ch. 5 (HD 902), DirecTV Ch. 9 (SD & HD) and Dish Network Ch. 8 (SD & HD).


Quick Notes

·Sunday marks the final game in Thompson-Boling Arena for six Tennessee seniors. Each will be honored during a pregame ceremony. The group has played a role in 98 UT wins.

·UT will retire Louisville, Ky., native Allan Houston's (1990-93) No. 20 Sunday during a halftime ceremony. Hiss 2,801 career points are a UT record and rank second in SEC history.

·Sunday's Tennessee-Kentucky game will mark the 212th all-time meeting between the two schools.

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Gameday Feature: Starpower: Hopson the glue for Vols

You could envision it right there, hanging on your wall. It was like those trademark Michael Jordan, arm extended, tongue hanging out, eyes focused, cameras flashing, defenders watching, slow motion type of dunks that lives forever on a poster. Only the numbers were reversed.

No. 32. It's just below the sewn "Tennessee" that stretches across this year's media guide. That's Scotty's jersey. And it was Scotty's jersey that soared over top of South Carolina's Brian Richardson. All 6-foot-4 of the freshman was engulfed by Scotty's acrobatics as Tennessee's star sprinted to the rim, lifted his right hand a la Jordan and elevated into the sky and over Richardson for a dunk.

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