Alabama 53
Tennessee 54
Date of game: 1/26/2013

Recap: Tennessee vs. Alabama

Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) - Trae Golden sank a clutch free throw with 32 seconds remaining put the game out of reach as the Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide, 54-53, in Southeastern Conference action at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Jarnell Stokes recorded a double-double scoring 15 points and pulling down 18 boards for the Volunteers (10-8, 2-4 SEC). Jordan McRae added 17 points but was the only other player in double figures as Tennessee won for the second time in three games.

For the Crimson Tide (12-7, 4-2), Trevor Releford tallied a game-high 18 points and five steals. Trevor Lacey scored 11 points and Rodney Cooper chipped in 10 points for Alabama, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.

Before the break, Alabama shot 50 percent from the floor including 3-of-8 from long range. It held the hosts to a mere 0-of-5 3-pointers, en route to a 25-19 advantage at the half.

Tennessee shot 54.5 percent from the floor and 9-of-14 from the free throw line in the second stanza.. Alabama made 44 percent of its field goals and 3- of-7 foul shots. Tennessee took a 35-28 advantage during the second half, en route to a one- point victory.

Tennessee controlled the boards 37-22, and points in the paint, 36-24.

Game Notes

Marshall - The class of Conference USA

Conference USA has added two new teams this season (Old Dominion and Western Ky) and lost three (Tulsa, East Carolina and Tulane) but it is really a one team league. And that team is Marshall.

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