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Thursday, November 9, 2017, 2:46 pm

2017 Match Notes: at Auburn and at Alabama

Tennessee makes their final road trip of the regular season with a trip to the state of Alabama to face two conference foes.

  • MATCH NOTES
  • UT is 30-19-1 all-time vs Auburn. Tennessee is 4-6 in the last ten meetings and 6-4 in the last ten in Auburn. The Vols lost the last match vs the Tigers in five. Sedona Hansen had a school top 50 digs performance with 27, while AU’s Jessie Earl set the UT record for opponent digs with 36.

    UT is 35-17 all-time vs Alabama. Tennessee is 5-5 in the last ten meetings and 6-4 in their last ten in Tuscaloosa. The Vols lost the last match vs the Crimson Tide in five. Brooke Schumacher had a school top 50 digs performance with 31, while the team had the 23rd most digs since 2001.

    Tonight’s match is the first played at Auburn since 2015. The previous three meetings were all in Knoxville.

    The Vols are playing a rare Thursday night match. In the rally scoring era, Tennessee has only played on this day of the week 7 times. Four of those matches were early season tournaments in September. The other three were NCAA Tournament matches. Their last Thursday match was in 2015. The team is 4-3 on Thursdays since 2001. This is the first SEC match in that time UT has played on Thursday.

    Both meetings between these teams in 2017 went to five. However, five-set matches vs AU and UA are relatively rare. Since 2001, only three games vs Alabama were decided 3-2. Only four games with Auburn have gone to five in that time.

    Brooke Schumacher is 11 digs shy of becoming the 15th member of UT’s 1,000 digs club.

    Rob Patrick is 2 wins away from his 200th career SEC regular-season victory.

    UT dropped to #67 in the latest RPI.

  • MATCH SCHEDULE
  • AUBURN TIGERS
    13-8, 6-6 SEC
    Thursday, November 9, 8:00pm ET
    Auburn AL // SEC NETWORK+ // LIVE STATS
    ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE
    16-11, 4-9 SEC
    Sunday, November 12, 2:00pm ET
    Knoxville TN // SEC NETWORK+ // LIVE STATS
  • NATIONAL & CONFERENCE STATISTICAL RANKS
  • aces
    per set
    assists
    per set
    blocks
    per set
    digs
    per set
    kills
    per set
    hitting
    percent
    opp hit
    percent
    STAT
    NCAA
    SEC
    1.31
    124
    3
    12.70
    64
    5
    1.46
    307
    13
    15.63
    111
    4
    13.56
    67
    5
    .210
    138
    9
    .195
    124
    4
    STAT
    NCAA
    SEC
    0.86
    327
    13
    11.43
    203
    10
    2.68
    23
    3
    15.30
    135
    5
    12.37
    195
    9
    .218
    121
    8
    .191
    114
    3
    STAT
    NCAA
    SEC
    1.23
    149
    5
    11.19
    236
    12
    2.37
    56
    6
    15.72
    105
    3
    12.06
    228
    12
    .184
    225
    11
    .198
    142
    7