EDS: APNewsNow. No. 10 Tennessee 97, Lincoln Memorial 58, exhibition.
Sophomore guard Scotty Hopson scored 20 points in 18 minutes Wednesday night to lead No. 10 Tennessee to a 97-58 exhibition victory over Lincoln Memorial.
Tennessee senior forwards Tyler Smith and Wayne Chism added 11 points each in similarly reduced minutes, and Chism had eight rebounds.
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The Volunteers started sloppily while coach Bruce Pearl tinkered with lineup combinations, and they were 1 of 10 from 3-point range until freshman guard Skylar McBee made two to give them a 53-31 halftime lead. Tennessee improved from long range in the second half and finished 9 of 26 for the game.
Junior forward D’Mario Curry had 24 points and eight rebounds for Lincoln Memorial, an NCAA Division II program from NortheasternTennessee.