Columbia, SC (Sports Network) - Jarnell Stokes recorded a double-double with
20 points and 10 rebounds as the Tennessee Volunteers logged a 66-61 win over
the South Carolina Gamecocks in an SEC battle at Colonial Life Arena.
Stokes, who was guilty of six turnovers, also blocked four shots for the Vols
(12-10, 4-6 SEC) as they snapped a two-game slide. Trae Golden added 16 points
off the bench for the visitors as they picked up their first road win of the
The Gamecocks (12-11, 2-8), losers of four straight and six of the last seven
games, were paced by Michael Carrera who posted 18 points and a game-high 11
rebounds, followed by Brian Richardson with 17 points, although the latter
shot just 2-of-7 behind the 3-point line.
South Carolina led by as many as three points in the first half, yet even with
the visitors missing all five chances on the perimeter in the period, the
32-29 halftime score was still in favor of Tennessee.
In the second half USC missed all but one of its 10 chances behind the 3-point
line, allowing the Vols to take control down the stretch and capture the five-
Tennessee, which was guilty of 18 turnovers during a game that experienced 12
ties and 16 lead changes, outscored the hosts at the charity stripe, 27-18.
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