Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt Preview: By The Numbers

Once again, thanks to lll Adidas for these numbers. He will soon be joining the UT VOLS FOOTBALL staff himself so leave him some welcoming comments.
By The Numbers
1 - UT is ranked #1 in both the Coaches Poll and AP Poll as of (2-25-08) First time in School History.
2 - Vanderbilt is 2 wins shy of matching the school's regular-season best, set in 1992-93.
3 - Tennessee has lost 3 of its last 4 visits to Vanderbilt. ( Coach Bruce Pearl's record (4-3) for UT against Vandy in favor of the Volunteers)
4 - 4 different Vols have earned SEC Player of the Week honors this season: J.P. Prince (Dec. 24), JaJuan Smith (Jan. 14), Chris Lofton (Feb. 11) and Tyler Smith (Feb. 25). Additionally, Brian Williams was named freshman of the week Dec. 17.
5 - (3 of the last 4 UT) - Vandy matchups @ Vanderbilt have been decided by 5 or fewer points.
6 - The Commodores are (6-13) all-time against No. 1 teams. (Tennessee is the 6th SEC team to be ranked #1)
7 - Pearl’s squads have achieved No. 1 national rankings in 7 of his 16 seasons as a head coach.
8 - UT has 8 players averaging at least 16 minutes per game, and 12 averaging 10.6 minutes per game.
9.19 - UT leads the SEC with 9.19 3-pointers made per game on the year
10 - JaJuan Smith, who is averaging 14.1 points had 10 rebounds against Memphis, helping the Vols to become ranked #1 for the first time in the program's 99-year history. UT is also averaging 10 steals per game.
13 - 13 Vols have made a 3-pointer this season
15 - Pearl’s teams have led their league in scoring 15 of his 16 years as a head coach.
16 - The Vols tied the school record for 3 pt shots made in a game with 16 twice this season. Middle Tennessee State - (11/20/07) & Texas (11/24/07)
16.9 - Tennessee has out-rebounded each of its last 9 opponents and owns a +6.3 rebounding advantage during those games. The Vols are averaging 16.9 offensive rebounds during the stretch.
17 - The Commodores have won 17 straight home games and 30 of their last 31.
18 - Vanderbilt is ranked 18th AP and 14th USA Today Poll.
18.1- Vandy's Assists per game 18.1 apg / 9th in the Nation
18.9 - UT Assists per game: 18.9 apg / 1st in the Nation
19.3 - Vanderbilt's Shan Foster is 2nd in the SEC in scoring with 19.3 points per game and is the conference's leading 3-pt shooter at 44.9 percent.
19.4 - Tennessee has forced an average of 19.4 turnovers off an SEC-best 10.0 steals per game this year.
22.8 - Tennessee is averaging 22.8 points per game off turnovers this season (615 points in 27 games).
23-4 - Vanderbilt has 23 WINS and 4 LOSSES this year.
25-2 - UT’s 25-2 start is the best 27-game start in school history, breaking the previous best mark of 22-5 in 1999-2000. Tennessee also reached 20 wins faster than any team in school history.
25.5 - The Vols are averaging 25.5 3-pt shots per game this season
26.7 - Tennessee’s last 13 opponents have combined to shoot 71-of-266 (26.7 percent) from 3-point range. Vanderbilt entered its Jan. 17 game against the Vols as the SEC’s top 3-point shooting team but made just 3-of-21
39.4 - Vandy's Rebounds per Game
39.6 % - (688 of 1,738) of the Vols’ shots have been from 3-point range
40.6 % - Vanderbilt leads the SEC in 3-point shooting accuracy (.406)
41 - UT's Rebounds per Game
49 - At Nashville: VANDY leads the series 49-35
50 - Tennessee’s 50 3-pt attempts against North Carolina A&T (11/27/07) shattered the school record of 37 (3rd most in SEC history)
53 - Tennessee is the 53rd school to hold the No. 1 ranking since the poll began for the 1948-49 season.
64.5 - UT's FT %
71- Bruce Pearl’s 71 wins in his first 3 years at Tennessee are the most by a Tennessee coach in his first 3 seasons in Knoxville.
73.1- Vandy's FT %
80 - UT is 47-4 when scoring 80 or more points under the direction of Bruce Pearl.
81 - Vanderbilt is 2nd in the SEC with 81 points and 8.93 3ptrs per game
83.3 - UT leads the SEC with 83.3 points per game and ranks 6th Nationally
89 - Chris Lofton has made 89 3-pointers this season. He holds Tennessee career records for 3-ptrs (402), attempted (944) and % (.426).
106 - Series: UT leads 106-66
290 - VANDY : Kevin Stallings' Coaching Record: 290-175 (15th yr)
346 - The Vols have made at least one 3-pointer in 346 consecutive games.
388 - UT : Bruce Pearl's Coaching Record: 388-105 (16th yr)
402 - Chris Lofton is the SEC’s career leader with 402 3-pointers. (5th all time Div. 1 3pt NCAA record)
1967 - Tennessee is trying to Win its 1st outright SEC regular-season title since 1967
1982 - The men's program hasn't outranked the women's program in the AP poll since January 1982, the same year the NCAA started its women's tournament. The men were ranked 15th midway through a 21-10 season under coach Don DeVoe while the women were briefly unranked.
2000 - Chris Lofton needs 21 points to become the 6th Vol to score 2,000 career points ... The senior has scored 1,979 points in 119 career games ... He would become the 1st Vol to reach the milestone since Allan Houston (1989-93)
14,316 - Fans across Middle Tennessee have helped Vandy's Memorial Gymnasium (capacity 14,316) rank among the NCAA’s Top 30 attendance leaders 23 times since 1977.

1 comment:

VolHeardRoundtheWorld said...

Just couldn't pull it out! :(
Nice list though and looking forward to your posts

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