Friday, March 7, 2008

Tennessee vs. South Carolina Preview: By The Numbers

By The Numbers

1 - Tennessee ranked 1st in SEC and 1st in RPI.
2- The Vols Strength of Schedule (2nd toughest in the Nation)
3 - Tennessee has had 3 players Foul out all season as compared to South Carolina which has had 8 this season.
4 - The Vols are ranked 4th in the AP and USA today Coaches Poll.
5 - Bruce Pearl has a 5-3 record against SC since becoming the Vols Head Coach.
7.6 - SC Steals per Game
9.5 - The Vols Steals per Game
12.9 - SC Assists per Game
13 - SC has a 13-16 record this year.
18 - The Vols Assists per Game
27 - Vols record 27-3 this year (School record for Wins in a Season) UT leads the UT-SC Series 27-23.
31 -The Vols currently have a 31-game homecourt winning streak.
40.6 - The Vols average 40.6 rebounds per game as compared to SC which averages 36.9
41 - Tennessee won its first outright Southeastern Conference regular season title in 41 years by defeating Florida 89-86. Tennessee won shared SEC titles in 1972, 1977, 1982 and 2000, but hasn't had a championship to itself since 1966-67.
44-2 - Tennessee is 44-2 at Thompson-Boling Arena since the start of the 2005-06 season.
59.3 - Dave Odom's Winning %.Overall: 3 teams, 22 seasons, 404-277 (59.3%)
70.4 - SC averages 70.4 % From the stripe as compared to the Vols 65.2%
72.2 - South Carolina is averaging 72.2 points per game
78.6 - Bruce Pearl's Winning %. Overall: 3 teams, 16 seasons, 390-106 (78.6%)
80-56 - Tennessee Won the first meeting against SC this year 80-56.
82.3 - The Vols are averaging 82.3 Points per Game
413 - Chris Lofton is 3rd in NCAA all time career 3ptrs at 413 He trails Keydren Clark St. Peter's 435 and J.J. Redick Duke 457
21,628 - Number of fans in attendance at Thompson Bowling Arena for the last game (Kentucky)

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