No. 14 Vols push around Tigers

Wayne Chism had 15 points and nine rebounds, and 14th-ranked

Tennessee dominated inside for a 66-59 victory over Memphis on

Thursday.

J.P. Prince added 12 points and Tyler Smith had 11 points for

the Volunteers (10-2) as Tennessee outrebounded Memphis 47-28. The

Volunteers held a 30-12 scoring advantage in the paint.

Tennessee defense, meanwhile, held the Tigers to 31.4 percent

shooting (16 of 51), although the Vols shot only 35.8 (19 of 53).

Doneal Mack led Memphis (9-3) with 15 points before fouling

out with 3:32 left. Elliot Williams, the Tigers’ leading scorer at

20.7 points a game, had 13 points, despite missing his first six

shots. Wesley Witherspoon added 11 points.

Memphis pulled within four points on two occasions in the

final 1:23, but the Vols, who shoot 67.6 percent from the line for

the season, hit 11 of their 14 free throws down the stretch.