Xavier 25 22 47
Tennessee 21 30 51
Date of game: 12/29/2012

Recap: Tennessee vs. Xavier

Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) - Josh Richardson scored 12 points as the Tennessee Volunteers outlasted the Xavier Musketeers, 51-47, in a non- conference bout at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Yemi Makanjuola pulled down a team-high eight rebounds as well for Tennessee (8-3) which had no other players in double figures. The Volunteers have won four straight games.

Travis Taylor scored 12 points to pace Xavier (7-5) which has lost four of its last five games. Justin Martin hauled in 12 rebounds and Dee Davis dished out six assists.

Xavier led 25-21 at halftime despite hitting just 11-of-36 shots from the field in the first half. Tennessee was even worse (9-of-25) including makes on just 1-of-12 shots from 3-point range.

The Volunteers improved to 41.7 percent shooting and outscored the Musketeers 6-0 from beyond the arc to rally for the win in the second frame.

Tennessee connected on just 3-of-20 shots from beyond the arc but outscored Xavier by a 19-6 margin on points off of turnovers.

Game Notes

Orioles' Matusz ejected for substance on arm

Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz became the second major league pitcher in three days to be ejected from a game for having a foreign substance on his arm.

Hawks' Korver out for postseason

If the Atlanta Hawks are going to erase a 2-0 deficit in their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, they will have to do it without one of the NBA's best shooters.

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