The Volunteers, who lost at Vanderbilt 65-47 while shooting only 35.3 per- cent from the field and 1-of-10 from 3-point range on Tuesday, upset No. 13 UConn 60-57 last Saturday in Knoxville behind 16 points and 12 rebounds from freshman Jarnell Stokes in just his third college game after enrolling early from Memphis Southwind High School ... like Auburn, the Vols have lost five of their last seven games but the three losses prior to the Vanderbilt blowout at Mississippi State, to No. 2 Kentucky and at Georgia in overtime were by a combined 11 points (3.7) ... Tennessee defeated Florida 67-56 in its SEC opener in Thompson-Boling Arena for its lone league win ... Trae Golden averages a team-high 13.2 points and leads the SEC with 5.0 assists while shooting 36.0 percent from 3-point range ... Jerome Mayman averages 11.6 points and 7.7 rebounds while shoot- ing 55.9 percent from the floor ... Stokes averages 10.5 points and a team-high 8.5 rebounds while shooting 58.6 percent from the floor ... Cameron Tatum chips in 9.1 points and shoots 40.0 percent from 3-point range ... Jordan McRae averages 8.6 points and shoots 35.6 from 3-point range ... Tennessee ranks fourth in the SEC shooting 36.1 percent from 3-point range ... 35 percent of Tennessee's field goat attempts are from 3-point range (402 attempted 3s of 1138 total attempted field goals).
This is the 108th meeting between the Tigers and Volunteers with Tennessee holding a 70-37 advantage.
Tennessee has a 6-4 record over Au- burn in the last 10 games in the series.
Tennessee holds a 43-7 series lead in Knoxville, including 13-2 in Thompson- Boling Arena. The Tigers have lost six straight in Knoxville to the Vols and nine of their last 10 games, defeating the Vol- unteers 74-69 in 1998.
The Tigers have a 26-21 series lead in Auburn. The Tigers have won nine of the last 12 games played in the series in Auburn and 13 of the last 17.
Tennessee has an 8-3 edge in SEC Tournament games, including a 6-4 edge at neutral sites. The Tigers are 3-4 against the Vols since the SEC Tournament was reinstituted in 1979.
Tony Barbee vs. Tennessee
Auburn head coach Tony Barbee is 0-1 coaching against Tennessee while Vols coach Cuonzo Martin is 1-0 facing
Auburn. Martin, who is facing the Tigers for the first time as Tennessee's head coach, defeated Auburn while he was at Missouri State when the Bears defeated the Tigers 73-62 in the 2009-10 season opener in Springfield, Mo.
A Very Rocky Top
Auburn has lost six straight games to Tennessee in Knoxville by an average of 21.5 points per game (129) since defeat- ing the Vols 74-69 on Jan. 7, 1998, in Thompson-Boling Arena.
During this six-game stretch, Tennes- see was ranked in the top 11 in the country four different times.
Here is a listing of Auburn's last six games in Knoxville:
- 2010: #9 Tennessee 81, Auburn 55
- 2008: #2 Tennessee 89, Auburn 70
- 2006: #8 Tennessee 105, Auburn 89
- 2004: Tennessee 75, Auburn 69
- 2002: Tennessee 82, Auburn 59
- 2000: #11 Tennessee 105, #7 Auburn 76
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