Vols Take Care of South Carolina in SEC Tournament

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 3/14 5:41 pm
ATLANTA (AP) - Jarnell Stokes scored 22 points, matching his season high, and Tennessee beat South Carolina 59-44 on Friday in the SEC tournament quarterfinals, adding a strong defensive effort to the Vols' NCAA tournament hopes.
The Vols (21-11) will carry a five-game winning streak into Saturday's semifinal against No. 1 Florida. Tennessee has not trailed in the winning streak and kept its lead over the Gamecocks in double digits for most of the second half.
Tennessee is No. 44 in the NCAA RPI and may have needed at least one SEC tournament win to bolster its NCAA hopes.
South Carolina (14-20) didn't score in the first six minutes, setting the mold for their offensive struggles. No South Carolina player scored in double figures.
Brenton Williams led South Carolina with nine points but made only 3 of 13 shots.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
General Sports News
UTC Mocs News
Mocs Drill Furman, Learn FCS Playoff Status Sunday
Jacob Huesman tallied 360 yards of total offense and four touchdowns as UTC closed out a dominant SoCon run with a 45-19 win at Furman. The Mocs finish the year a perfect 7-0 in the Southern Conference outscoring the competition 292-108 in the process. UTC will find out if it was good enough to earn one of the top eight national seeds and a first round bye in the FCS playoffs Sunday morning at 11am.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.