Louisiana-Monroe vs Tennessee

Tennessee 85, Louisiana-Monroe 62


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Trae Golden scored 17 points as Tennessee found its niche in the second half to beat Louisiana-Monroe 85-62 on Wednesday night.

The game featured eight lead changes before the Volunteers (2-0) outscored their visitors 52-29 after intermission.

Tennessee opened the contest with a 9-0 lead before the Warhawks (0-3) battled back in the latter portion of the first half. Louisiana-Monroe scored seven unanswered points to go up 16-15 after a Fred Brown 3-pointer with 10:25 on the clock.

That advantage lasted just 44 seconds before Skylar McBee countered for Tennessee with a 3-pointer of his own. Golden followed with a pair of free throws to put the hosts up 20-16 at the 8:59 mark, but the score differential only narrowed from there and the teams were knotted at 33-all at the break.

Fabio Ribeiro's bucket with 13:45 to play in the second half gave Louisiana-Monroe a 48-46 lead. Then Tennessee countered with a 9-0 run that was capped by a McBee 3-pointer with 11:26 on the clock.

Tennessee didn't trail again.

Dwight Miller's jumper at the 10:46 mark sparked a 17-5 scoring binge for the Vols, leaving them comfortably in front 72-55.

McBee finished with 15 points for the Volunteers, including 5 of 9 from 3-point range. Cameron Tatum contributed 13 points with three 3s. Jeronne Maymon's double-double included 11 points and 11 rebounds. Josh Richardson pitched in 11 points.

Tennessee won the rebounding battle 46-27 and got a pair of blocks from both Kenny Hall and Jordan McRae.

Brown paced Louisiana-Monroe with 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting. Hugh Mingo provided 11 points and seven rebounds.

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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
T. Lindsey, F201-32-24054
F. Ribeiro, C334-110-07038
F. Brown, G286-142-212418
T. Mackey, G232-20-01126
C. Winborne, G232-60-02516
H. Mingo275-121-274211
R. McCray232-31-20115
M. Hansberry192-50-02214
D. Martin20-00-00000
R. Smith20-00-00000
Totals 24-566-827151962
Tennessee Volunteers
J. Maymon, F235-61-3111011
K. Hall, F171-50-05112
J. McRae, F173-92-21119
T. Golden, G315-116-7311217
C. Tatum, G314-102-342113
S. McBee305-110-032215
J. Richardson184-72-222111
D. Miller153-41-36037
R. Woolridge150-40-05000
B. Lopez20-00-00000
G. Campbell10-00-00000
Totals 30-6714-2046201185
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern0-03-0205
Georgia St.0-02-0294
App. St.0-02-1340
Coast. Car.0-02-153
UL Lafayette0-01-153
Arkansas St.0-01-2279
S. Alabama0-01-2117
Little Rock0-00-2330
Texas St.0-00-2294

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ole Miss0-02-028
Miss. State0-01-0223
Texas A&M0-01-08
S. Carolina0-03-1268
Other games
Stetson 66 Final
Florida St 79
COLG 41 Final
Wisc 68
LB St 86 Final