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
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.