Recap: Tennessee vs. Tennessee St
Knoxville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan McRae poured in 25 points to lead the Tennessee Volunteers to an 88-67 victory over the Tennessee State Tigers in a non-conference tilt at Thompson Boling Arena.
Jarnell Stokes added 16 points and eight rebounds for Tennessee (3-1) while Robert Hubbs, III. chipped in 10 points off the bench. Darius Thompson dealt out seven assists and recorded five steals as nine different Volunteers contributed in the scoring column.
Patrick Miller paced TSU (0-6) with 20 points, six assists and five rebounds. M.J. Rhett scored 14 points and Jay Harris tallied 12 points off the bench.
Tennessee shot 57.1 percent from the field in the first half to build a 38-30 lead as the game progressed into the intermission. The Tigers hit on 45.8 percent of their shots from the floor, but went just 1-of-8 from beyond the arc in the opening 20 minutes of action.
TSU converted 17-of-18 attempts at the charity stripe in the second stanza. The Volunteers pulled away by hitting on 53.6 percent of their shots from the field and sinking 18-of-19 attempts at the free-throw line after the break.
Tennessee enjoyed a 36-20 edge in the rebounding battle and outscored the Tigers, 48-24, in the paint in the contest.Game Notes