KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jarnell Stokes scored 18 points as one of five Tennessee players to reach double figures Tuesday in the Volunteers’ 78-62 victory over Presbyterian.
Trae Golden added 16 points for Tennessee (6-3). Skylar McBee and Jordan McRae had 12 points each, and D’Montre Edwards added 11 points. McRae was making his first start of the season in place of Kenny Hall, who sat out the game with a hamstring injury.
Presbyterian’s Khalid Mutakabbir scored 18 points, all in the second half.
Tennessee led 45-15 at halftime and extended its lead to 34 early in the second half before Presbyterian (2-9) heated up.
Presbyterian’s late surge ended Tennessee’s streak of four consecutive games in which it had prevented opponents from exceeding 60 points. The Vols were seeking to hold five straight opponents to 60 points or less for the first time since 1981-82.