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Vols Go Wire-To-Wire In 73-64 Win





Feb. 25, 2012

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FINAL
Tennessee logo
TENNESSEE
(16-13, 8-6 SEC)
Next: Feb. 29 at LSU
73
South Carolina logo
S. CAROLINA
(10-18, 2-12 SEC)
Next: Feb. 29 vs. Mississippi State
64
Colonial Life Arena   //   Columbia, S.C.   //   Att: 7,959
TEAM STATS
 
Tennessee
S. Carolina
FG
24-46 (.522)
22-68 (.324)
3-Pt
7-14 (.500)
6-19 (.316)
FT
18-25 (.720)
14-19 (.737)
Rebounds
38
32
Turnovers
21
10
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
 
Tennessee
S. Carolina
Points
Trae Golden 21
Bruce Ellington 19
Rebounds
Cameron Tatum 9
Malik Cooke 10
Assists
Cameron Tatum 6
Bruce Ellington 4
Steals
Cameron Tatum 2
Brenton Williams 3
Blocks
Josh Richardson 2
Jarnell Stokes
Three with 1
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Player of the Game headshot
» Jordan McRae
Sophomore // Forward // Midway, Ga.

Jordan McRae scored just one less point than South Carolina's entire bench with 16, and also pulled down eight rebounds.

NUMBERS OF NOTE
3

Tennessee had its third wire-to-wire win this season. The others came vs. UNC Greensboro and The Citadel.

7

Trae Golden scored in double-figures for the seventh game in a row with 21.

10

Jeronne Maymon scored in 10 or more points for the 10th game in a row as he finished with 14.

11

Tennessee has beaten South Carolina 11 times in a row.

1,834

Tennessee last lost to South Carolina 1,834 days ago on Feb. 17, 2007 in Columbia.

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Vols remained in a tie for fourth place in the SEC with a wire-to-wire win at South Carolina, 73-64 on Saturday night. Tennessee never trailed in the game after opening the contest on a 3-pointer by Trae Golden 45 seconds into the contest. Golden led all scorers with 21 points as he hit double-figures for the seventh game in a row.

The Vols (16-13, 8-6 SEC) defeated South Carolina for the 11th straight time and swept the season series for the ninth time in history since USC joined the SEC in 1991-92. South Carolina fell to 10-18 overall and 2-12 in the league.

Tennessee has won six of seven games overall with two regular-season game remaining.

Jordan McRae netted 16 points as he scored in double-figures for the fourth time in five games showing off a late-season scoring surge. McRae also grabbed a career-high eight rebounds. Jeronne Maymon had his 10th game in a row in double-figures with 14 points.

Cameron Tatum had a well-rounded game with nine rebounds, one off his career-high and a career-high tying six assists to go along with five points including his first road SEC 3-pointer of the season.

Bruce Ellington tallied 19 points. Malik Cooke led the Gamecocks with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

A Jarnell Stokes one-handed dunk off a no-look feed from Cameron Tatum gave the Vols a 13-point bulge at 59-46 with 6:54 left in regulation. Then Skylar McBee canned a 3-pointer to finish a 10-2 run giving UT a 62-46 lead with 6:17 left in the game.

Tennessee opened the second half with a 10-2 run to take a 44-34 lead with 15 minutes left in the game on a fastbreak tip-in by McRae.

South Carolina made a late run in the first half to cut the halftime score to 34-32 in the Vols' favor. The Gamecocks outscored UT 16-7 over the final 5:42 to get back within two points at intermission. Ellington had six of his 10 first-half points in the spurt.

McRae netted 11 points and Maymon had 10 points in the first half as the Vols shot 50 percent (14-of-28) in the first half.

Tennessee jumped out to a 20-9 lead 10 minutes into the game as Cameron Tatum tipped in a rebound. Maymon made his first five field goal attempts of the game with his fifth bucket giving Tennessee a 24-16 lead with 7:58 left in the first half. A 3-pointer by McRae regained an 11-point lead at 27-16 before the Gamecocks made a late-half run

Tennessee plays its final regular-season road game of the year at LSU on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. That game airs on CSS and the Vol Network. The Vols return home for their regular-season finale on Saturday, March 3 as Tennessee hosts Vanderbilt at 4 p.m., in an ESPN-televised game.

 

 

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