Stokes and McRae Lead Vols to Win at Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL — Senior Jordan McRae scored 26 and junior Jarnell Stokes had a season-high 22 points and 16 rebounds as Tennessee knocked off Alabama, 76-59.
It was the Vols’ 10th all-time win at Coleman Coliseum (10-29) and just their fourth win in Tuscaloosa since 1981, spanning 22 games.
The Vols moved to 14-7 overall and 5-3 in the SEC with their seventh wire-to-wire victory this season.
Alabama dropped to 9-12 and 3-5 in the league. The loss was the worst home defeat for the Crimson Tide since falling by 26 to Clemson on Jan. 1, 2008, 87-61, and worst in an SEC game since 2003.
Josh Richardson added 12 points for Tennessee.
Stokes’ monster night marked his 12th double-double this season and 30th in 71 career games.
The Vols shot 48 percent from the floor in the game including 71.4 in the second half (15-21). Tennessee made nine 3-pointers on the heels of an 11-of-20 performance in a win over Ole Miss on Wednesday. The Vols are 20-of-40 on 3-pointers in their last two games.
Tennessee committed just five turnovers. The third time this season the Vols had five miscues — which is the fewest in any game since 1992.