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Hulk smash Buckeyes: Tennessee Volunteers v. Ohio State Buckeyes open game thread

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January 19, 2008, 3:30 EST
TV: CBS
Radio: Vol Network
XM Radio: 201
Phone Broadcast: TeamLine
Live Stats: UTSports

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15-1 (overall)
3-0 (SEC)
No. 6 (AP)
No. 7 (USA Today)

12-5 (overall)
3-2 (Big Ten)
NR (AP)
NR (USA Today)

Tennessee
Ht.
Wt.
Yr.
PPG
RPG
APG
F 1 Tyler Smith
6-7
215
So.
13.4
5.8
3.6
F 4 Wayne Chism
6-9
242
So.
9.1
5.9
1.1
G 5 Chris Lofton
6-2
200
Sr.
13.4
3.3
2.3
G 2 JaJuan Smith
6-2
195
Sr.
14.8
3.1
2.7
G 15 Jordan Howell
6-2
200
So.
7.2
1.4
3.0
Ohio State
Ht.
Wt.
Yr.
PPG
RPG
APG
F 21 Evan Turner
6-6
200
Fr.
7.0
3.0
1.9
F 45 Othello Hunter
6-8
225
Sr.
9.2
5.9
0.8
C 31 Kosta Koufos
7-0
265
Fr.
13.8
6.9
0.5
G 14 Jamar Butler
6-1
195
Sr.
15.1
3.9
6.2
G 23 David Lighty
6-5
215
So.
9.4
4.2
2.7

Well, there's no more Oden and no more Conley, but a little revenge for knocking us out of the Big Dance last year is still in order. We played them twice last year and lost by a grand total of three points. Let's multiply that by ten and return the favor this afternoon, whadayasay?

Expect a huge standing ovation, even from me in my living room, for Duke Crews if he gets into the game this afternoon. It's improbable, since he's not even been practicing for a long time, but I could see Pearl getting him some token time just for show. Pearl's like that. And I love it.

Didja know:

  • that Bruce Pearl's winning percentage of 78.4 ranks third nationally?
  • that with all of the high-powered scoring machines we have on the team, former walk-on JaJuan Smith leads everyone with 14.8 points per game?
  • that the Vols have scored 404 points in 16 games just on turnovers?
  • that the Vols are 38-2 at home since the beginning of the 2005-06 season?

Okay, then. Now you know.

Go Vols! Hulk smash Buckeyes!