Stokes Lifts Vols To SEC Win At South Carolina

Sunday, February 10, 2013 - by special report to chattanoogna.com

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Another double-double by Jarnell Stokes and clutch 3-pointers by Jordan McRae and Skylar McBee lifted the Vols to their first road win of the season, 66-61, over South Carolina, at Colonial Life Arena on Sunday.

The Vols moved to 12-10 overall, 4-6 in the SEC. South Carolina fell to 12-11 and 2-8 in the league.

Stokes continued to exert his power as he recorded his fifth consecutive double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. That included five offensive rebounds, including two crucial ones in the final minutes. It was Stokes' second-career 20-point game and ninth double-double of the season.

Junior guard Trae Golden returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games with a hamstring injury and tallied 16 points, his most points in nearly two months.

The Vols have now won 12 consecutive games vs. South Carolina, winning every meeting since 2007, including six in a row in Columbia.

South Carolina was led by Michael Carrera, who had a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Brian Richardson tallied 14 points.

The Vols' Josh Richardson did a great job defending USC's Bruce Ellington, limiting him to just six points.

The game tied 12 times and the lead changed hands 16 times. Neither team led by more than seven points all afternoon

McRae picked a great time for his first basket of the game after missing his first five shots. McRae knocked down a 3-pointer with 3:30 left to give the Vols a 58-57 lead, forcing Frank Martin to call a South Carolina timeout. That basket gave the Vols the lead for good.

Ellington missed a trey on the ensuring possession. Then Stokes corralled an offensive rebound off a Golden miss which was converted by Skylar McBee for another 3-pointer. That put the Vols ahead by two possessions with less than two minutes left, 61-57.

Golden added two more free throws with 46.8 left in regulation to put the Vol ahead 63-58. McRae sealed the game with two more foul shots with 24 seconds left, as the Vols equalled their largest lead of the game at seven, 65-58.

McBee's first 3-pointer of game regained the Vols lead at 54-52 with 5:35 left.But Carrera answered with a jumper to re-tie the game at 54 with 4:40 left.

The Vols used an 8-0 run to rally from a 39-36 deficit to take a 44-39 lead as Golden turned up his game. The guard reeled off six consecutive points to put the Vols back in front by two possessions with 12:48 left in the second half.

South Carolina responded with a 10-2 spurt to regain the lead at 49-46 with 10 minutes left in regulation on a layup by Brian Richardson.

Tennessee held a 32-29 lead at halftime led by Stokes' 12 points. For the first 15:45 of the game, neither team led by more than one possession in the first half as the largest margin for both teams was three.

The Vols ripped off a 6-0 run including the first four points from Golden in his return to action. Stokes' tip-in with 3:52 left pushed the lead to 28-21-- the largest of the half.

The teams were virtually even for the first 11 minutes as neither team led by more than two points. The game was tied six times and the lead changes hands five times after a Stokes layup with 9:40 left in the first half. That tied the game at 16.

 

The Vols return to action on Wednesday night as Tennessee plays at Vanderbilt. That game airs on the SEC Network and can be heard on the Vol Network at 7 p.m.

VISITORS: Tennessee 12-10, 4-6 TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS ## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 05 Stokes,Jarnell...... f 6-9 0-0 8-13 5 5 10 2 20 2 6 4 0 35 20 Hall,Kenny.......... f 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 11 01 Richardson,Josh..... g 1-4 0-2 5-6 1 4 5 4 7 5 2 1 2 33 04 Moore,Armani........ g 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 8 52 McRae,Jordan........ g 1-7 1-3 4-4 0 4 4 2 7 1 1 0 2 35 00 Makanjuola,Yemi..... 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 03 Reese,Derek......... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 Golden,Trae......... 4-8 0-2 8-10 0 1 1 2 16 1 2 0 0 27 13 McBee,Skylar........ 3-7 2-6 0-0 0 0 0 2 8 1 1 0 1 27 31 Chievous,Quinton.... 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 5 4 0 2 0 1 11 32 Edwards,D'Montre.... 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 TEAM................ 1 2 3 Totals.............. 18-41 3-14 27-37 10 22 32 23 66 10 18 6 7 200 TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-24 45.8% 2nd Half: 7-17 41.2% Game: 43.9% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 0-5 0.0% 2nd Half: 3-9 33.3% Game: 21.4% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 10-13 76.9% 2nd Half: 17-24 70.8% Game: 73.0% 5,1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOME TEAM: South Carolina 12-11, 2-8 TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS ## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 24 CARRERA, Michael.... f 6-9 0-1 6-9 2 9 11 2 18 0 4 0 1 29 30 JACKSON, Lakeem..... f 1-4 0-0 1-1 2 1 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 24 02 RICHARDSON, Brian... g 6-15 2-7 3-5 1 4 5 3 17 0 2 0 2 25 23 ELLINGTON, Bruce.... g 1-9 0-1 4-6 0 2 2 3 6 5 2 0 1 36 32 LEONARD, Damien..... g 1-6 0-4 2-2 0 2 2 4 4 1 1 0 1 38 05 SMITH, Eric......... 3-5 1-2 2-2 0 0 0 3 9 1 0 0 0 21 25 KACINAS, Mindaugas.. 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 9 33 SLAWSON, RJ......... 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 4 4 0 1 1 2 18 TEAM................ 5 5 Totals.............. 20-51 3-16 18-25 12 18 30 22 61 8 13 1 7 200 TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-23 43.5% 2nd Half: 10-28 35.7% Game: 39.2% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-6 33.3% 2nd Half: 1-10 10.0% Game: 18.8% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 7-9 77.8% 2nd Half: 11-16 68.8% Game: 72.0% 3 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Officials: Tony Greene, Anthony Jordan, Mike Nance Technical fouls: Tennessee-None. South Carolina-None. Attendance: 10101 Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total Tennessee..................... 32 34 - 66 South Carolina................ 29 32 - 61 Points in the paint-UT 28,SC 30. Points off turnovers-UT 10,SC 19. 2nd chance points-UT 12,SC 10. Fast break points-UT 4,SC 10. Bench points-UT 30,SC 13. Score tied-12 times. Lead changed-16 times. Last FG-UT 2nd-02:17, SC 2nd-00:16. Largest lead-UT by 7 1st-03:52, SC by 3 1st-08:05.

TENNESSEE TIDBITS

  1. The Vols won their first true road game of the season after starting with six consecutive losses.
  2. Tennessee leads the all-time series with the Gamecocks, 38-23.
  3. For games in Columbia, the Vols trail the series, 14-13. The Vols have won six consecutive games played at South Carolina.
  4. Tennessee is now riding an active 12-game win streak over South Carolina dating to 2007. The last time the Gamecocks beat the Vols was 2,185 days ago.
  5. No player on Tennessee's roster has ever experienced losing to the Gamecocks.
  6. This current streak over South Carolina is tied as UT's third-longest win streak over any SEC opponent -- including former league members.
  7. The Vols have had a 17-game win streak over Mississippi State and a 15-game win streak over Georgia.

     

    STOKES KEEPS ROLLING IN SEC

  8. Jarnell Stokes continued his tremendous play in SEC action. He has now posted double-doubles in five straight games after he had 20 points and 10 rebounds against South Carolina.
  9. Stokes has his second career 20-point game. The other came when he tallied 24 vs. UMass in Puerto Rico (11/18/12).
  10. Stokes has scored in double-figures in 14 games this season and in 22 in his 39 career games at Tennessee. He has hit the double-figure mark in five consecutive games.
  11. Stokes has double-doubles in six of the last seven games and nine on the season overall.
  12. Over the last 20 years, only Steve Hamer (10 in 1994-95) has more double-doubles in a season. Last year, Jeronne Maymon also had nine.
  13. With his 11 career double-doubles, Stokes is now tied for third in the SEC in career double-doubles among active players.
  14. Stokes shares the SEC lead with 9.8 rebounds per game in league play.

     

    GOLDEN BACK WITH GOLDEN EFFORT

  15. Junior guard Trae Golden returned to action after missing the previous two games with a hamstring injury. Golden returned to the court and played 27 minutes. He scored 16 points and handed our two assists.
  16. It was the most points for Golden since he also had 16 vs. Presbyterian on Dec. 18, 2012.
  17. He scored in double-figures for the 10th time this season and 37th time in his career. He had 27 of those last season in 34 games.
  18. Golden's first points came on a pair of free throws with 4:50 left in the first half. He added his first field goal on a fastbreak layup, 35 seconds later.

  19. CHIEVOUS & EDWARDS CONTRIBUTE

     

  20. Quinton Chievous played in his first SEC game and scored his first points in an SEC game and his first since the Memphis game on Jan. 4. The redshirt freshman finished with four points in 11 minutes before fouling out with 4:34 left in regulation. He scored on a layup with 11:35 left in the first half and added a jumper with 7:51 left in half.

     

  21. Chievous' four points were more than he scored in the team's previous 15 games co,bined. He had two points vs. Memphis on Jan. 4.

     

  22. Chievous was a "DNP" - Did Not Play in all nine previous conference games.

     

  23. South Carolina native D'Montre Edwards also saw some rare action. He had played just a total of four minutes on conference play. He played six minutes against the Gamecocks -- four in the first half and had three rebounds.

     

    HALL OF A DUNKER

  24. Kenny Hall had his 15th dunk of the season to open the scoring for Tennessee. He now has 70 in his career.

 

 



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