Hopson leads No. 10 Tennessee to exhibition win

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.

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 Northeastern Tennessee.