Inside the numbers: Tennessee’s winning streak

On February 6th, the Tennessee Volunteers were 11-10 (3-6). Six games later they are 17-10 (9-6) and just knocked off Florida.

-1: Project point spread, in Tennessee's favor, in their next game which is a road trip to Georgia.

0.95: Point per possession (ppp) scored by Florida last night, which is only the third time this season they've been held below 1.0 ppp. Tennessee also limited Kentucky to their 4th lowest output of the season.

2: Number of games where Trae Golden didn't play prior to the past six. He had hamstring issues and was benched by Coach Martin. Since he returned to the lineup the Volunteers have won six straight.

2.7: Average block maring over the past six games. Tennessee has blocked 31 shots to their opponents 15.

3: Wins, versus zero losses, for Cuonzo Martin against Billy Donovan.

6: Consecutive games Tennessee has scored greater than a ppp. Tennessee's previous long streak of better than average offense came earlier in the year against Wichita State, Presbyterian and Western Carolina – hardly murderer's row after the Shockers. It's also the longest streak under head coach Cuonzo Martin.

20: Points per game scored by Jordan McCrae in the past six games. In the past three he's averaged 28.0. Heading into the streak he was averaging 14.0.

35.5: Percentage of their own missed shots that Tennessee rebounds. They have been higher than this is all six games on this streak, and are currently the best offensive rebounding team in SEC play.

73.5: Tennessee's FT% in the past six games. Through their first 21 games they made 67%. The NCAA average is 69.1%. They've also made more in the past six games (114) than their opponents have attempted (98).

102: Tennesee's rank at heading into the South Carolina game which began their winning streak. Now they are No. 58.

2008: The last time Tennessee won at least six straight in conference play. That year they won 8-straight, and then beat Memphis in an out-of-conference game.