Nashville 28 40 68
Tennessee 38 37 75
Date of game: 11/15/2012

Recap: Tennessee vs. UNC-Asheville

Bayamon, PR (Sports Network) - Jarnell Stokes recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds on Thursday, as Tennessee downed UNC-Asheville, 75-68, in a first-round matchup at the Puerto Rico tip-off from Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez.

Trae Golden and Kenny Hall added 14 points apiece, while Jordan McRae and Josh Richardson each donated 12 points for the Volunteers (2-0), who opened the season with a 76-67 win over Kennesaw State last Friday.

Tennessee advances to take on Oklahoma State on Friday after the Cowboys defeated Akron earlier on Thursday.

Jeremy Atkinson poured in 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (1-2), who have lost all nine of their matchups with Tennessee.

UNC-Asheville held a 20-19 edge with 8:42 left in the first half, but Tennessee ripped off an 11-2 surge and carried a 38-28 advantage into the locker room.

Tennessee's advantage reached 17 less than five minutes into the second half thanks to four straight points from Stokes.

The Bulldogs trailed by double-digits throughout the second half until a quick 5-0 spurt late in the half trimmed the deficit to 66-58, but the Volunteers made enough free throws down the stretch to hang on for the victory.

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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