Vols struggle to get past Catamounts
Knoxville, TN–Tennessee used an 18-2 run midway through the second half to rally from a deficit and knock off Western Carolina, 66-52, before 15,109 at Thompson-Boling Arena on Friday night. It was yet another balanced scoring attack for the Vols as four players scored in double-figures. Junior Jordan McRae led with 14 points off the bench for Tennessee (7-3).
Sophomore Josh Richardson equaled his career-high with 12 points. Sophomore Jarnell Stokes also netted 12 points, while grabbing nine rebounds. Junior Trae Golden tallied 10 points, making 8-10 from the foul-line.
In his return to the lineup after missing the previous game due to injury, Kenny Hall grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds and scored nine points.
The win marked the 300th at Thompson-Boling Arena for the Vols. Since TBA opened its doors in 1987, Tennessee is 300-104 for a 74.3 win percentage.