Vols keep rolling with win over LSU
Knoxville, TN-Jordan McRae was simply in ‘the zone’ on Tuesday night in leading Tennessee to its fourth win in a row, 82-72, over LSU at Thompson-Boling Arena. McRae tallied a career-high 34 points, the most by a Vol in six seasons. The junior was perfect from 3-point range, making all six of his attempts. He hit on a career-best 13-of-18 from the floor including a posterizing slam dunk midway through the second half.
The Vols moved to 15-10 overall and 7-6 in the SEC. Tennessee moved ahead of LSU (15-9, 6-7 SEC) into seventh place in the league.
Tennessee tied a school record for 3-point field goal percentage in a game shooting 66.7 (10-of-15) from beyond the arc. McRae’s individual effort also tied the school record set for most makes without a miss set by JuJuan Smith in 2008 vs. Arkansas.
The Vols’ 57.4 from the floor was their best in an SEC game since Jan. 14, 2010, when UT shot 60.8 vs. Auburn.
During its four-game win streak, the Vols are shooting 50.5 from the floor and a blazing 57.9 from 3-point range.
McRae wasn’t the only star for the Vols on Tuesday. Sophomore Jarnell Stokes had his 11th double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds. He has hit the twinbill in seven of his last eight games.
Junior Trae Golden continued his tremendous play since coming back from a hamstring injury with 20 points, his fourth straight game in double-figures since his return. Golden is averaging 18.0 in his four games.