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10 SEC Championships » 25 All-Americans » 43 NBA DRAFT Picks » NATION’S HIGHEST-SCORING COACHING STAFF TENNESSEE (5-3) vs. PRESBYTERIAN (2-8) DEC. 18 » THOMPSON-BOLING arena » KNOXVILLE, TENN. GAME 9 THE MATCHUP TENNESSEE 5-3, 0-0 SEC NR / NR Cuonzo Martin 24-18 (2nd yr) 85-59 (5th yr) vs PRESBYTERIAN Record 2-8, 0-0 Big South Ranking NR / NR Head Coach Gregg Nibert Record at School 362-292 (24th yr) Career Record Same Website INSIDE THE SERIES Overall: No meetings In Knoxville: No meetings In Wichita: No meetings Neutral Sites: No meetings Current Streak: No meetings Last Meeting: N/A Martin vs. Nibert: No meetings A TENNESSEE WIN WOULD...  Extend UT’s active home win streak to four games  Be UT’s 299th all-time win at Thompson-Boling Arena  Make the Vols 2-0 in their current six-game homestand  Improve UT’s record to 26-4 (.867) all-time against current members of the Big South Conference  Be UT’s 72nd win during the careers of four-year seniors Kenny Hall and Skylar McBee ITEMS OF NOTE ¢ This is the second contest of a six-game homestand for Tennessee that began Dec. 13 and stretches through Jan. 9. ¢ Presbyterian College, located in Clinton, S.C., is in its first year of full Division I certification and is eligible for the Big South Conference Tournament and all postseason possibilities for the first time. ¢ The nickname “Blue Hose” began in the early 1900s, when sportswriters referred to Presbyterian College athletic teams as the “Blue Stockings” because of the blue socks they wore. Writers often shortened “stockings” to “hose” in newspaper headlines. ¢ Former UT graduate manager Brooks Savage is in his first season as an assistant coach at Presbyterian. His last year at UT was 2009-10. ¢ The Tennessee basketball program’s threeyear OUTLIVE initiative to raise funds for cancer awareness and the UT Medical Center Cancer Institute was Savage’s idea, as he was inspired by former Vol Chris Lofton’s successful bout with the disease. OUTLIVE lasted from 2009-11. ¢ Tennessee is receiving 18.4 ppg from its bench, and the Vols’ bench has outscored the opponents’ bench in seven straight games. ¢ The Vols score 29.8 ppg in the paint this season. That’s 47.8 percent of the team’s total scoring. ¢ The Vols’ 3-point field-goal defense of .248 is second in the SEC and ranks 13th nationally. Tennessee’s opponents are making an average of just 3.5 3-pointers per game. ¢ Tennessee has used the same starting lineup in all eight games it has played this season. PROBABLE STARTERS Tennessee G 11 Trae Golden G 13 Skylar McBee G 1 Josh Richardson F 5 Jarnell Stokes F 20 Kenny Hall Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown PPG RPG OTHER 6-2 205 Jr. Powder Springs, Ga. 13.3 3.5 4.6 apg 6-3 195 Sr. Rutledge, Tenn. 6.4 1.3 .325 3FG% 6-6 188 So. Edmond, Okla. 6.4 4.9 1.0 spg 6-8 270 So. Memphis, Tenn. 11.1 7.8 1.1 spg 6-9 230 Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga. 6.9 5.8 .541 FG% Presbyterian G 33 Eric Washington G 21 Jordan Downing G 24 Khalid Mutakabbir F 20 Ryan McTavish C 13 William Truss Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown 5-10 173 So. Columbia, S.C. 6-5 200 RS-So. Huntersville, N.C. 6-4 190 Sr. Suwanee, Ga. 6-5 202 So. Mt. Airy, Md. 6-7 257 So. Birmingham, Ala. PPG RPG OTHER 7.3 3.3 7.3 apg 11.0 3.8 2.0 apg 14.7 3.2 3.7 apg 6.4 4.7 0.8 spg 7.1 5.8 .551 FG% THE RECORD 2012-13 » SCHEDULE & RECORD Overall Record: 5-3 SEC 0-0 Non-conference 5-3 Home 3-0 Away 0-2 NEUTRAL 2-1 „ THE SCHEDULE DATE OPPONENT (TV) TIME/RESULT N9 Kennesaw State (FSS) W 76-67 N15 1-UNC Asheville (ESPNU)^ W 75-68 N16 1-Oklahoma State (ESPNU)^ L 62-45 N18 1-UMass (ESPNU)^ W 83-69 N26 Oakland (FSS) W 77-50 N30 2-at No. 20 Georgetown (ESPN)^ L 37-36 D5 at Virginia (ESPN3)^ L 46-38 D13 No. 23 Wichita State (FSS) W 69-60 D18 Presbyterian (SS) 7 p.m. D21 Western Carolina (FSS) 7 p.m. D29 Xavier (ESPNU)^ 6 p.m. J4 Memphis (ESPN2)^ 8 p.m. J9 Ole Miss* (SEC Network) 8 p.m. J12 at Alabama* (ESPN2)^ 1 p.m. J15 at Kentucky* (ESPN)^ 7 p.m J19 Mississippi State* (SEC Network) 4 p.m. J24 at Ole Miss* (ESPN/ESPN2)^ 7 p.m. J26 Alabama* (ESPN2)^ 2 p.m. J29 Vanderbilt* (ESPNU)^ 7 p.m. F2 at Arkansas* (ESPN2)^ 4 p.m. F6 Georgia* (SEC Network) 8 p.m. F10 at South Carolina* (FSS) 1 p.m. F13 at Vanderbilt* (SEC Network) 8 p.m. F16 Kentucky* (CBS) 1 p.m. F19 LSU* (ESPNU)^ 7 p.m. F23 at Texas A&M* (SEC Network) 4 p.m. F26 Florida* (ESPN)^ 9 p.m. M2 at Georgia* (SEC Network) 1:30 p.m. M6 at Auburn* (CSS) 9 p.m. M9 Missouri* (ESPN/ESPN2) 4 p.m. M13-17 SEC Tournament Schedule Key 1-Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamón, Puerto Rico); 2-SEC/Big East Challenge (Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.); *Southeastern Conference Game; CSS-Comcast Sports Southeast; FSS-FOX Sports South; SS-SportSouth; ^-Available through the WatchESPN app on smartphones and tablets All Times Eastern; Opponent Rankings are AP EXPERIENCE THE ACTION TELEVISION  SportsSouth  Randy Smith (PxP)  Bill Justus (analyst)  Bill Cochran (producer) RADIO  Vol Network  Bob Kesling (PxP)  Bert Bertelkamp (analyst) SATELLITE RADIO  Sirius  None  XM  None TICKETS   1-800-332-VOLS (8657) 2012-13 TENNESSEE BASKETBALL » UTSPORTS.COM » @VOL_HOOPS

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