Friday, December 21, 2012

Vols rally for 66-52 win

Photo by Wade Rackley/Tenn Athletics
The Tennessee Volunteers picked up win number 300 at Thompson-Boling Arena on the Tennessee campus in front of 15,000 fans, as they rallied with a 18-2 run in the second half for the 66-52 final score over the Catamounts.

Despite shooting just 3-of-21 in the first half, Tennessee led Western Carolina at halftime, 22-18 as the Vols scored 14 of the final 16 points of the half at the free throw line.

For the game, the Vols were sent to the free throw line 42 times, scoring  a total of 30 points, compared to just 11 trips for the Catamounts, where they scored a meager 8 points.

The Cats shot 37.5% field goals for the night, while Tennessee came in at 36.2%, as both teams could only hit 2 three pointers on the night. The Vols out rebounded the Cats 45-30, which enabled the Vols to put up a 17-2 advantage on 2nd chance points.

Both the Cats and the Vols scored 28 points in the paint and both teams had 12 turn overs for the night.  The Cats only scored 6 points off those turnovers, while Tennessee put up 16 points, mostly at the free throw line. The Cats were able to take advantage of the fast break somewhat, out scoring the Vols 6-0.

Trey Sumler lead all scores with a game high 23 points.

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