- Jeronne Maymon, who played 15 relief minutes vs. Memphis, played just 9 vs. Arkansas and 5 vs. Florida.
- Steven Pearl, who played double-digit minutes in each of Tennessee's first 13 games, played just 4 minutes vs. Memphis, 3 vs. Arkansas and 4 vs. Florida.
- Kenny Hall, who played 17 minutes vs. UT Martin and 9 as a starter vs. College of Charleston, played just 3 minutes vs. Memphis, then didn't see any action vs. Arkansas or Florida.
- Jordan McRae, who played 19 minutes vs. Belmont in Game 11, played just 8 in Game 12 vs. UT Martin, 3 in Game 13 vs. Memphis and hasn't left the bench in two games under Jones.
Conversely, several Vols have seen their minutes increase noticeably.
- After playing 21 minutes vs. College of Charleston and 20 vs. Memphis, Cameron Tatum played 29 vs. Arkansas and 36 vs. Florida.
- After playing 7 minutes vs. College of Charleston, John Fields played 18 vs. Memphis, 17 vs. Arkansas and 21 as a starter vs. Florida.
- After missing the first 11 games due to a wrist injury, Josh Bone played 10 minutes vs. UT Martin, 15 vs. College of Charleston, 17 vs. Memphis, 16 vs. Arkansas and 13 vs. Florida.
All five Vols who started Tuesday night vs. Florida - Hall, Tatum, Scotty Hopson, Tobias Harris and Melvin Goins - achieved season highs in minutes. That's partly because it was an overtime game, of course, but it still underscores a shift toward playing the starters more and the reserves less.
Here's another stat worth considering:
Five times in the first nine games 10 players saw double-digit minutes. In the past seven games that has happened only twice - against an undermanned UT Martin squad and in a lopsided defeat of Memphis.
For what it's worth, here's a breakdown of minutes in the 16 games the Vols have played to date:
Chattanooga: 10 Vols played 13 minutes or more
Belmont: 10 Vols played 11 minutes or more
Missouri State: eight Vols played 13 minutes or more
Va. Commonwealth: 10 Vols played 13 minutes or more
Villanova: eight Vols played 14 minutes or more
Middle Tennessee: 10 Vols played 12 minutes or more
Pittsburgh: eight Vols played 12 minutes or more
Oakland: eight Vols played 13 minutes or more
Charlotte: 10 Vols played 11 minutes or more
Southern Cal: eight Vols played 10 minutes or more
Belmont: eight Vols played 11 minutes or more
UT Martin: 10 Vols played 10 minutes or more
College of Charleston: seven Vols played 10 minutes or more
Memphis: 10 Vols played 14 minutes or more
Arkansas: eight Vols played 14 minutes or more
Florida: eight Vols played 10 minutes or more