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Santiago Vescovi Achieves Milestone Against Arizona

Santiago Vescovi Achieves Milestone Against Arizona
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Tennessee senior guard Santiago Vescovi reached the 1,000-point milestone in the Vols’ 75-70 loss to Arizona on Sunday night.

Vescovi entered the night with 995 career points through three years and change on Rocky Top, and the sharpshooter scored his fifth point on a made free throw early in the second half. Vescovi got on the board in a hurry against the Wildcats, hitting a three-pointer within the first 80 seconds of the contest.

The Battle 4 Atlantis MVP joins a long list of Tennessee players in the 1,000-point club with Allan Houston leading the way at 2,801 points.

The Uruguay native achieved the mark after playing 90 total games as a Volunteer, starting in 86 of those contests. Vescovi has been a fixture in Rick Barnes’ lineup over the past four seasons, serving as one of the best shooters and all-around ball handlers over the past two seasons.

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While Vescovi is one of the best scorers for Tennessee, he also has become an elite SEC defender during his time on Rocky Top. The 6’3″ guard was fantastic during Tennessee’s SEC Tournament run that resulted in a conference championship. Vescovi earned a spot on the All-SEC Tournament Team and also got a spot on the Coaches All-SEC First Team roster following the season. During his junior season, Vescovi averaged a career-high 13.3 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game and shot over 41 percent from the field, finishing the year second on the Vols in scoring.

The senior has dealt with a shoulder injury so far this season and hasn’t consistently played his best basketball, but his incredible efforts in The Bahamas helped the Big Orange secure a Battle 4 Atlantis title. Vescovi averaged 13.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists at the event.

The newest member of the Tennessee Basketball 1,000-point club will be back in action when Tennessee hosts Austin Peay University in Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday night.

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