Recap: Tennessee vs. South Carolina
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jarnell Stokes had 22 points and 15 rebounds as the Tennessee Volunteers cruised past the South Carolina Gamecocks, 59-44, in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.
Jordan McRae added 14 points for the Volunteers (21-11), who will play top- ranked Florida in the semifinals on Saturday.
Brenton Williams ended with nine points for the Gamecocks (14-20), who shot just 27.1 percent from the field. Mindaugas Kacinas and Duane Notice each tallied eight points.
Tennessee raced out to a 12-2 lead and never looked back. After South Carolina cut the gap to 18-14, the Volunteers used a 7-0 spurt to build an 11-point margin.
The Volunteers held a 28-18 edge at the break and led by as many as 18 in the second half.Game Notes