Tigers survive late scare to get win at Tennessee
Knoxville, TN-The Tennessee Vols made a furious comeback in the second half, but were unable to overcome a 21-point deficit and fell to Memphis 85-80 before 19,535 at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Memphis was on fire from floor most of the night as the Tigers shot 56.4 while the Vols battled to cut the deficit to just four with less than a minute left. But the Vols were unable to overcome the steep margin.
Junior Jordan McRae had his best game of the season and tallied a career-best 26. He was one of four scorers in double-figures. Josh Richardson also had a career-high with 20 points. Richardson tied his career high with nine boards.
Kenny Hall had his third-career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Jarnell Stokes added 11 points and nine rebounds.
Joe Jackson led Memphis with 20 points while Adonis Thomas added 18. Geron Johnson had 16 and D.J. Stephens chipped in with 11. Memphis is now 10-3. Tennessee is 8-4.