No. 13 Vols blast MTSU 86-56

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tobias Harris scored 21 points and Scotty Hopson had 19 as No. 13 Tennessee cruised to an 86-56 victory over Middle Tennessee State on Tuesday night.

The Vols (6-0) opened with an 8-0 run and trailed only once as the Blue Raiders responded with a 10-0 run while shutting down the paint on the defensive end. That's when coach Bruce Pearl put in a defensive lineup, and the Blue Raiders wouldn't score for 8 minutes.

When the Vols' shooters returned to the court they exploded on a 21-0 run with five of six straight baskets coming from behind the arc. The last of the five, a shot by Trae Golden with 7:21 in the first half, made it 29-10 and Middle Tennessee never caught up.

By halftime Tennessee had hit 8 of 15 from 3-point range and held a 46-23 lead.

James Washington led Middle Tennessee (3-4) with 11 points, and Rod Emanuel had 10.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 111090014