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TENNESSEE/DUKE NCAA FIRST ROUND POSTMATCH NOTES



Dec. 1, 2006

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  • This year marks the third consecutive season in which Tennessee volleyball has served as host for NCAA Tournament First and Second Round action. Entering tonight's match against No. 25 Duke, UT was a perfect 7-0 all-time in NCAA Tourney matches contested at Stokely Athletics Center in Knoxville. Tonight marked Tennessee's first home loss in NCAA Tournament play dating back to 1982.

  • UT is now 6-4 in NCAA Tournament matches under the guidance of Rob Patrick, 10-9 all-time in the NCAA Tournament in program history and 6-3 in NCAA First Round matches.

  • This marks Tennessee's ninth entry into the NCAA Tournament field in program history and fourth under the tutelage of Rob Patrick. The Lady Vols now boast a 10-9 record and have won six of its last nine NCAA Tourney matches.

  • Duke has now made 12 NCAA appearances all-time to lead all Atlantic Coast Conference schools. Florida State is second with 11 total NCAA berths. Duke was the only representative from the ACC selected into this year's field of 64 squads.

  • Duke Head Coach Jolene Nagel is now tied for fourth all-time in most NCAA appearances by a coach in ACC history by bringing the Blue Devils to the Big Dance for the fifth time in the last eight years.

  • UT is now 5-7 after losing the first game of a match during the 2006 campaign as opposed to 14-5 when taking the match opener.

  • Tennessee's victory in game two of the match was only the 19th total game lost by the Blue Devils this season and only the third game defeat over the last 10 Duke matches in 2006 (North Carolina, 3-1, and Maryland, 3-1).

  • Tennessee is now 56-32 all-time against the members of the ACC, including 9-10 against the Duke Blue Devils. Tonight marked Tennessee's second meeting against an ACC school in NCAA Tournament play after picking up a 12-15, 12-15, 15-1, 15-10, 15-8 victory in the First Round of the 1983 NCAA Tournament in Tallahassee, Fla. FSU wasn't yet a member of the ACC at the time of the match, but joined as a member of the league in 1992.

  • With the win in tonight's match, Duke advances on to meet #16-seed San Diego on an 11-match winning skein.

  • Tonight's attendance of 645 is the third largest at Stokely Athletics Center for an NCAA Tournament game after 683 fans showed for a UT match against Eastern Kentucky (Dec. 3, 2004) and 664 for UT vs. Jacksonville State (Dec. 2, 2005)...both NCAA First Round matches.

  • Tennessee's 19 wins mark its lowest victory total since a 16-11 campaign in 2001. UT completes its home slate at 10-5 in the friendly confines of Stokely Athletics Center.

 

 

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