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The Citadel (2-2) at Tennessee (1-1)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Monday, November 18, 7 p.m. (et)

FACTS & STATS: Site: Thompson-Boling Arena (21,000) -- Knoxville, Tennessee. Television: FSN. Home Record: Citadel 2-0, Tennessee 1-0. Away Record: Citadel 0-1, Tennessee 0-1. Neutral Record: Citadel 0-1, Tennessee 0-0. Conference Record: Citadel 0-0, Tennessee 0-0. Series Record: Tennessee leads, 4-0.

GAME NOTES: The Tennessee Volunteers continue their three-game homestand at Thompson-Boling Arena on Monday night, as they square off against The Citadel Bulldogs in preliminary round action in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament, with the event concluding in the Bahamas from Nov. 28-30.

The Citadel opened the season by dropping both of its contests in the All- Military Classic (82-71 to VMI, 84-69 to Army). Since then, however, the Bulldogs have pulled even at 2-2 with back-to-back wins at home, taking down Presbyterian last Tuesday (82-68) before defeating North Greenville on Saturday (83-53).

Tennessee began its campaign with a tricky road matchup at Xavier, losing the tight contest, 67-63, but it redeemed itself on Saturday with its first win of the season, claiming a 74-65 decision at home versus USC Upstate. The Vols will play intrastate rival Tennessee State on Friday night before taking part in the Battle 4 Atlantis next weekend in the Bahamas.

The Vols have beaten the Bulldogs in all four previous meetings, most recently winning in December of 2011, 86-55.

The Citadel shot 44.6 percent from the field in its latest win, including 12- of-26 from 3-point range, but the biggest story came at the defensive end where it forced North Greenville into more turnovers (20) than it had field goals (17). Ashton Moore was the catalyst in the triumph, making 5-of-7 shots from beyond the arc on his way to 21 points, while also finding time to get his teammates involved with nine assists. Matt Van Scyoc was also impressive with 19 points, while Quinton Marshall came off the bench to tally 10 points. It has been a solid start for the Bulldogs offensively, as they net 76.2 points per game, but they have been hindered by turnovers (more than 15 per contest). Van Scyoc (18.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg) has been nearly automatic from the foul line, draining 26-of-28 attempts (.929). Brian White (15.5 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.5 bpg) is a mainstay in the frontcourt, while Moore (13.0 ppg) hands out 6.0 assists per contest.

The Vols' home opener wasn't the dominating effort that they had hoped for, as they trailed USC Upstate by seven at the half, but they pulled ahead after intermission thanks largely to a 14-of-15 showing at the foul line in the second stanza. Even though the team shot just 35.1 percent from the field, four players scored in double figures, led by Jordan McRae with 18 points. Jarnell Stokes posted a monster double-double with 17 points and 18 rebounds, although it could have been an even bigger night had he not struggled from the field (5-of-17). Jeronne Maymon (15 points, 11 rebounds) was also strong in the frontcourt, while Antonio Barton chipped in with 13 points. It hasn't been a great start for Tennessee offensively, as the club is making field goals at just a 38.6 percent rate. McRae expects to be one of the SEC's leading scorers this season, and he is setting a good pace early with 20.5 points per game. Few teams can compete with the Vols down low, as Maymon (11.0 ppg, 10.5 rpg) and Stokes (10.5 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 1.5 bpg) are clones in the paint, both standing 6-foot-8 and 260 pounds.

It's only a matter of time before the Vols' lackluster shooting turns around, and even if they can't find their stroke in this one, they have such a big advantage in the paint that they should be able to power past The Citadel without much trouble.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Tennessee 80, The Citadel 64

11/18 10:32:42 ET

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Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
Final
NCSU 60
BSU 54
 
Final
PIT 2
CAR 4
 
Final
CHA 101
GSW 106
 
2nd
UF 41
UNC 56
 
2nd
TULSA 14
ECU 14
 
Final
BOS 102
CHI 109
Final
CHA 101
GSW 106
 
4th
TOR 69
DAL 75
 
4th
DET 84
MIL 101
 
4th
ATL 94
NOP 82
 
3rd
HOU 57
LAC 71
 
3rd
OKC 68
NYK 40
 
3rd
IND 66
ORL 55
 
Half
SAN 61
SAC 51
 
2nd
DEN 33
PHO 22
 
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MIN
Final
WMICH 21
NILL 31
Final
SMU 9
HOU 35
Final
IOWA 34
NEB 37
Final
SFLA 0
UCF 16
Final
MARS 66
WKENT 67
Final
KSU 27
AKR 24
Final
BGU 24
BST 41
Final
UMASS 21
BUF 41
Final
EMICH 16
TOL 52
Final
MIZZ 21
ARK 14
Final
SALABAMA 40
NAVY 42
Final
ARZ 42
ARST 35
Final
AFA 27
COLST 24
Final
UCLA 10
STAN 31
2nd
VT 10
UVA 13
 
2nd
TULSA 14
ECU 14
 
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
Final
KU 82
TENN 67
Final
TEXAM 87
NO 65
 
Final
NCAT 57
RAD 65
 
Final
GEOR 58
BUT 64
Final
BRO 81
PVU 71
Final
RIU 66
SCU 44
Final
NARZ 70
SOUTH 63
Final
DART 68
MAST 67
Final
WRST 59
FIU 61
Final
XAV 73
UTEP 77
Final
OSU 73
JMU 56
Final
TXSOU 71
LAM 59
 
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TAMCC 75
MVSU 66
 
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AKAN 51
MIZST 55
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BUCK 80
PSU 88
 
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PROV 72
YALE 66
Final
UGA 62
MINN 66
Final
WISC 69
OKLA 56
Final
Terriers 70
NORST 72
 
Final
PEAY 62
STEPH 83
Final
FSU 58
CSOU 47
 
Final
VALPO 66
DRAK 46
Final
CIN 69
MTST 51
Final
SDU 75
PRIN 65
Final
WASU 76
RICE 74
 
Final
CSFU 64
USCU 79
Final
GT 61
RIDE 54
 
Final
TXPA 79
ALAST 91
 
Final
NCSU 60
BSU 54
 
Final
TCU 57
BRAD 49
 
Final
WAKE 65
DELST 72
 
Final
HART 83
EMERSON 50
 
Final
STJ 66
GONZ 73
 
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CLEM 62
HIGH 59
 
Final
SYR 72
HC 48
 
Final
MD 61
MON 56
 
Final
JVST 74
SAV 71
 
Final
MIAMI 87
SALA 75
 
Final
RUTG 68
VANDY 65
 
2nd
PETE 63
TENST 57
 
2nd
MARS 47
CLST 49
 
2nd
JST 44
HOF 72
 
2nd
INDST 40
MEM 54
 
2nd
UF 41
UNC 56
 
2nd
LATU 53
SAMF 37
 
2nd
TULA 66
SELA 53
 
2nd
NEB 67
TENNM 58
 
2nd
MISS 31
CREI 37
 
2nd
PORT 35
MURST 34
 
1st
MARQ 18
MSU 20
 
1st
ARK 31
UNT 30
 
1st
NCOL 29
STET 18
 
1st
IND 33
UNCG 14
 
1st
SJST 16
WMICH 25
 
1st
MNTST 29
TXARL 19
 
1st
UVA 0
LAS 0
 
1st
STLU 0
MSST 0
 
1st
COLST 5
PAC 0
 
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Final
PHI 0
NYR 3
Final
ANA 1
CHI 4
Final
WAS 5
NYI 2
Final
PIT 2
CAR 4
 
3rd
NJD 4
DET 4
 
3rd
BUF 2
MON 1
 
Final
CLB 0
VAN 5
 
1st OT
BOS 1
WIN 1
 
3rd
FLA 2
OTT 2
 
2nd Intermission
STL 1
EDM 2
 
2nd
DAL 0
MIN 2