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NO. 2 TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS V. NO. 1 MEMPHIS TIGERS: OPEN GAME THREAD

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February 23, 2008, 9:00 EST
TV: ESPN
Radio: Vol Network
XM Radio: 201
Phone Broadcast: TeamLine
Live Stats: Go Tigers Go

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24-2 (overall)
11-1 (SEC)
No. 2 (AP)
No. 2 (USA Today)

26-0 (overall)
12-0 (CUSA)
No. 1 (AP)
No. 1 (USA Today)

Jackson the Mule says . . .
Tennessee
Ht.
Wt.
Yr.
PPG
RPG
APG
Jackson the Mule
F
1 Tyler Smith
6-7
215
So.
13.4
6.5
3.7
F
4 Wayne Chism
6-9
242
So.
9.2
6.0
1.2
G
5 Chris Lofton
6-2
200
Sr.
15.4
3.3
2.0
G
2 JaJuan Smith
6-2
195
Sr.
14.3
3.2
2.5
G
12 Ramar Smith
6-2
200
So.
8.3
2.4
3.2
Memphis
Ht.
Wt.
Yr.
PPG
RPG
APG
F
2 Robert Dozier
6-9
215
Jr.
10.1
7.2
1.2
F
3 Joey Dorsey
6-9
265
Sr.
7.4
10.5
0.6
G
14 Chris Douglas-Roberts
6-7
200
Jr.
17.9
4.5
1.5
G
5 Antonio Anderson
6-6
210
Jr.
7.8
3.5
3.5
. . . Joel is an idiot. Vols by 3.
G
23 Derrick Rose
6-3
205
Fr.
13.7
4.3
4.3

Chris Lofton All-Time Career Three Watch:

Player School
Record
Needed to break
J.J. Redick Duke
457
56
Keydren Clark St. Peter's
435
34
Curtis Staples Virginia
413
12
Keith Veney Lamar & Marshall
409
8
Chris Lofton Tennessee
402
1
Doug Day Radford
401
0
Gerry McNamara Syracuse
400
-1
Michael Watson UMKC
391
-10
  • Lofton moved into fifth place Wednesday night against Auburn
  • needs eight three-pointers to move into 4th; unlikely this game, but he has hit eight threes in one game and seven in another this year, so it's not out of the question
  • is averaging 3.42 threes per game on the season
  • assuming there are 11 games left in the season (five regular season and six post season), needs to average 5.09 threes per game
  • has hit five or more treys in seven games this season (including an 8-20 performance against North Carolina A&T)

One more time: I care more about this record than Chris Lofton does.

Leave your pre-, in-, and post-game thoughts below.

Go Vols! Hulk smash Second Tiger!

Update [2008-2-23 19:42:28 by Joel]: Enthusiastic chest bump to Ghost of Neyland for finding the link to the Tyler Smith feature they've been playing on ESPN today. Take a minute and watch if you haven't seen it.

By the way, Third Saturday in Blogtober intends to post their in-game live blog a couple of hours after the game instead of during, so head over there late tonight or early tomorrow for their immediate reactions.