Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) - Jarnell Stokes posted a double-double as the
Tennessee Volunteers edged out the Vanderbilt Commodores, 58-57, in a SEC
battle at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Stokes had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Skylar McBee added 10 points off the
bench for Tennessee (11-8, 3-4 SEC) which has won three of its last four. Josh
Richardson had only six points but collected 10 rebounds as well.
Kedren Johnson scored 14 points and Josh Henderson chipped in 13 off the bench
for Vanderbilt (8-11, 2-5) which has lost consecutive games.
Tennessee got out to a 27-23 lead at the break by shooting 41.7 percent from
the field which was slightly better than Vanderbilt who hit on 40.9 percent of
its field goal attempts.
The Commodores improved to 44.4 percent shooting in the second half to tighten
the game up in the final minute. With 28 seconds left Vanderbilt trailed by
just a single point, 58-57, after a tip-in from James Siakam. Jordan McRae
then missed the front end of a one-and-one attempt for the Volunteers but
Johnson's last second layup missed for Vanderbilt.
Tennessee had slim advantages in rebounds (33-31) and points in the paint
(30-26). The Volunteers also earned a 12-4 edge on second chance points.
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