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Golden, Hall Key Vols' 66-63 Win



Dec. 23, 2011

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FINAL
ETSU Logo
ETSU
(5-6)
Next: Jan. 1 at Clemson
63
Tennessee Logo
TENNESSEE
(5-6)
Next: Dec. 29 vs. The Citadel
66
Thompson-Boling Arena   //   Knoxville   //   Att: 16,044
TEAM STATS
 
Tennessee
ETSU
FG
24-59 (.407)
24-46 (.522)
3-Pt
4-13 (.308)
8-19 (.421)
FT
11-13 (.846)
10-13 (.769)
Rebounds
34
27
Turnovers
12
15
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
 
Tennessee
ETSU
Points
C. Tatum 13
A. Sollazzo 19
Rebounds
T. Hubbard 19
K. Hall 8
Assists
A. Sollazzo 7
T. Golden 6
Steals
S.Cooley
T.Hubbard 2
J. Maymon 2
Blocks
I. Brown 2
K. Hall
D. Miller 2
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Player of the Game headshot
» Kenny Hall
Junior // Forward // Stone Mountain, Ga.

Hall had 11 points, eight rebounds and keyed the decisive 11-0 run to win the game for UT.

NUMBERS OF NOTE
11

An 11-0 run was the deciding spurt as the Vols rallied from eight down in the final minutes to win 66-63.

11

Kenny Hall had 11 points, his fourth time this season with at least 11 points.

11

Trae Golden scored all 11 of his points in the second half. He reach double-figures for the eighth time this season.

11

Tennessee outscored ETSU's bench by 11 points, aided by Skylar McBee's 12 points.

11

Tennessee started the same starting line-up for the 11th consecutive game this season.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Vols used an 11-0 run in the final minutes to rally for a 66-63 victory over East Tennessee State on Friday night. Junior Kenny Hall was a force on both ends of the floor with a block, dunk and steal to help UT to the win. He finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and two blocks for the Vols (5-6). Cameron Tatum led the Vols with 13 points, Skylar McBee added 12, on four 3-pointers and Trae Golden had 11 points and six assists. ETSU (5-6) was led by Adam Sollazzo (19 points) and Tommy Hubbard (18 points).

Down eight, the Vols made the go-ahead run as Hall and Golden keyed the comeback. Golden finished a 3-point play with 3:20 left to bring UT back to within one at 59-58. Then Hall blocked a shot, which was rebounded by Golden with 2:24 left. Hall put home a slam dunk with 1:58 left for the go-ahead baset, 60-59. Hall then stole the ball on ETSU's ensuing possession and Golden dunked one home with 1:22 left for a 62-59. Sollazzo scored to bring the Bucs back within one at 62-61. After missed 3-pointers on both ends of the floor. Jordan McRae rattled home two free throws with 17.7 left for a 64-61 lead.

Sollazzo made a lay-up with 8.8 seconds left to cut it to 64-63. Golden added two more free throws with 7.9 seconds left to make it 66-63 UT. The Vols made good use of having fouls to give down the stretch as they were able to thwart several Buccaneer scoring chances with fouls. Sollazzo hoisted up a 3-pointer with a second left than clanged off the front rim as the Vols won their second game in a row.

After UT took a lead of 44-41, the Buccaneers outscored the Vols 18-7 over a nine-minute span to lead 59-51 with 5:30 left in regulation.

The Vols took their first lead on a fastbreak 3-pointer by McBee off a sweet feed from Wes Washpun with 14:30 left in the game, 42-41. Jeronne Maymon followed with a fastbreak slam dunk forcing ETSU to call timeout to end UT's 7-0 run. The Bucs responded by scoring nine of the game's next 11 points to regain the advantage, 50-46, as Sheldon Cooley canned two jumpshots including a 3-pointer.

Tatum tied the game for the first time at 29 all on his third 3-pointer of the half with two minutes left in the first stanza. ETSU scored the half's final four points to lead 33-29 at intermission behind Hubbard's 14 first-half points.

Down by as many as 11, the Vols cut the deficit to two (26-24) on a trio of 3-pointers: two by Tatum one and Jordan McRae with 5:38 left in the first half.

ETSU maintained a 10-point lead midway though the first half after a Marcus Dubose 3-pointer to give the Bucs a 23-13 lead.

The Vols fell behind 14-4 to start the game as Hubbard scored nine in the early spurt which covered the first five minutes of the game.

The Vols continue their four-game homestand as Tennessee hosts The Citadel on Thursday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. That game will be televised by SportSouth and heard statewide on the Vol Network.


 

 

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