Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) - Josh Richardson scored 12 points as the
Tennessee Volunteers outlasted the Xavier Musketeers, 51-47, in a non-
conference bout at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Yemi Makanjuola pulled down a team-high eight rebounds as well for Tennessee
(8-3) which had no other players in double figures. The Volunteers have won
four straight games.
Travis Taylor scored 12 points to pace Xavier (7-5) which has lost four of its
last five games. Justin Martin hauled in 12 rebounds and Dee Davis dished out
Xavier led 25-21 at halftime despite hitting just 11-of-36 shots from the
field in the first half. Tennessee was even worse (9-of-25) including makes on
just 1-of-12 shots from 3-point range.
The Volunteers improved to 41.7 percent shooting and outscored the Musketeers
6-0 from beyond the arc to rally for the win in the second frame.
Tennessee connected on just 3-of-20 shots from beyond the arc but outscored
Xavier by a 19-6 margin on points off of turnovers.
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