KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jarnell Stokes had 19 points and 13 rebounds for his fourth consecutive double-double Saturday as Tennessee pulled away in the second half for an 84-63 victory over Tennessee Tech.
After trailing 42-41 early in the second half, Tennessee (6-2) went on a 22-1 run to seize control of the game.
Jordan McRae scored 16 points and Josh Richardson and Jeronne Maymon each added 13 for Tennessee. Jordan Johnson scored 15 points, Ty Allen had 14 and Jeremiah Samarrippas added 10 for Tennessee Tech (5-6).
Tennessee Tech shot 10 of 20 from 3-point range but was only 3 of 12 on free throws.
Tennessee has won 21 of its 22 meetings with Tennessee Tech, which got its only victory over the Volunteers on Dec. 4, 1996. The two schools, located about 100 miles apart, were meeting for the first time since Dec. 28, 2006.