This year celebrates the centennial season of men's basketball at Tennessee. The News Sentinel continues its series looking into the players, teams and events that have molded an exciting history.
Tennessee has played basketball for 100 years. A century of competition has produced countless great performances.
Many aspects of the game, however, are counted. Statisticians meticulously track the action and record the numbers for posterity.
This wasn’t always the case. Although the scores of games have been recorded back to the first season, keeping individual scoring and rebounds didn’t come in vogue until the 1950s.
Assists weren’t regularly tabulated until the end of the 1960s. Blocked shots and steals were included at the end of the 1970s.
Here’s a rundown on the school career records in various statistical categories:
Points: Allan Houston (1989-93), 2,801.
Points per game: Bernard King (1974-77), 25.8.
Rebounds: Gene Tormohlen (1956-59), 1,113.
Rebounds per game: Tormohlen (1956-59), 16.9.
Field goals: Houston (1989-93), 1,961.
Field-goal percentage (minimum 500 attempts): Dale Ellis (1979-83), 59.5.
Free throws: Houston (1989-93), 651.
Free-throw percentage (minimum 300 attempts): Jimmy England (1968-71), 88.1.
Consecutive made free throws: Danny Schultz (1963) and Michael Brooks (1985), 39.
3-point baskets: Chris Lofton (2004-08), 431.
3-point percentage (minimum 200 attempts): Houston (1989-93), 42.4.
Assists: Johnny Darden (1975-79), 715.
Assists per game: Rodney Woods (1972-75), 6.91.
Blocked shots: C.J. Black (1996-2000), 212.
Steals: Vincent Yarbrough (1998-2002), 211.
Games: Rob Jones, (1982-86) 130.
Starts: Lofton (2004-08), 128.
Minutes: Houston (1989-93), 4,606.
Minutes per game: Shane Williams (1994-96), 37.7.