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GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Vols vs. Oakland



Nov. 27, 2011


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TENNESSEE (3-2) vs. OAKLAND (3-2)
November 28, 2011   |   9:00 p.m. ET
Athletics Center Arena   |   Rochester, Mich.

VOLS HEAD TO MICHIGAN TO TAKE OAKLAND

  • Tennessee is coming off a 1-2 showing in the Maui Invitational, with losses to No. 6 Duke and No. 8 Memphis (double overtime) and a victory over host school Chaminade. The team arrived back in Knoxville around 10 p.m. ET Friday after close to 20 hours of travel (three flights; Maui to Los Angeles, to Memphis, to Knoxville), practiced twice Saturday and departed for Michigan at 3 p.m. Sunday.
  • Only once in the last seven years has Tennessee shot better than 70 percent at the free-throw line (.701 in 2005-06). The Vols are shooting .752 at the charity stripe so far this season.
  • Located in Rochester, Mich., Oakland University is about a 30-minute drive north of Detroit.
  • After setting a Summit League record with 2,992 points and finishing No. 2 in the country in scoring last season (85.5 ppg), Oakland is averaging 73.0 ppg this season. The Vols allow 72.2 ppg.
  • Only once in the last seven years has Tennessee shot better than 70 percent at the free-throw line (.701 in 2005-06). The Vols are shooting .752 at the charity stripe so far this season.
  • Tennessee players are responsible for the top two individual scoring performances by SEC players so far this season. Jeronne Maymon scored 32 points vs. No. 8 Memphis (11/22/11), and Trae Golden dropped 29 points on UNC Greensboro (11/11/11).
  • Junior forward Jeronne Maymon has recorded double-doubles in three of UT's last four games and is averaging 14.4 points and 9.4 rebounds in 24.0 minutes per game this season. He started Wednesday vs. Chaminade but played just two minutes due to a right leg injury.
  • Maymon gave a gutsy 32-point, 20-rebound effort in Tennessee's 99-97 loss to No. 8 Memphis last Tuesday in Maui.

The Oakland Series

  • Last season's meeting in Knoxville was the first meeting in the series, and the Grizzlies defeated the previously unbeaten and seventh-ranked Vols 89-82 on Dec. 14, 2010 ... The Vols are 0-1 all-time against current members of the Summit League, but Cuonzo Martin is 1-0 vs. Summit League teams, having beaten Oral Roberts at Missouri State.

On This Date: Nov. 28

  • Tennessee is 6-3 all-time on Nov. 28 and is riding a three-game win streak on this date ... The Vols' last game on this date was a 90-78 victory over 21stranked Georgetown at the 2008 Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. ... Then a redshirt freshman, Cameron Tatum drained five 3-pointers in the final five minutes of that game.

Vols On Pace For Close To 300 3-Pointers

  • Though the season is young, Tennessee is on pace to make the third-most 3-pointers in program history ... Through five games, the Vols average 9.6 3-pointers made per game ... At that rate, UT's 31-game regular-season total projects out to 297 ... The Vols made a record 327 treys in 2006- 07 and followed that with 312 in 2007-08 ... No other UT teams have made more than 300 ... Chris Lofton, the SEC's all-time 3-point king, played for each of those top-two 3-point shooting teams.

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