Boxscore
Tennessee 72, N.C. Asheville 68
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee
Officials - Doug Shows, Roger Ayers, Ed Corbett
Attendance - 15324

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
N.C. Asheville 35 33 68
Tennessee 32 40 72

Recap


Cameron Tatum scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half as host Tennessee erased a nine-point deficit and defeated UNC Asheville 72-68 on Tuesday.

Asheville, which fell to 0-8 all time against the Volunteers, had a seemingly comfortable 51-42 lead after J.P. Primm (game-high 25 points) knocked down a 3-pointer with 14:33 remaining.

But the Bulldogs (6-5) went the next 9:11 without hitting a field goal to open the door for the Volunteers (4-6). Tatum had seven points during a 14-4 run as the hosts took their first lead of the second half at 56-55.

The teams went back and forth for the next 2:30 before Tennessee grabbed the lead for good at 61-59 on another 3-pointer from Tatum.

Asheville had two chances to tie the game with less than a minute to play, but Chris Stephenson and Primm both went 1-of-2 on trips to the free throw line.

The Bulldogs came out red-hot in the opening minutes, hitting eight of their first nine field goals in grabbing an 18-14 lead on a 3-pointer by Jeremy Atkinson at the 10:37 mark.

Tennessee’s largest first-half deficit was 28-17 after Jon Nwannunu hit two free throws with five minutes left. Renaldo Woolridge came off the bench to score 13 of his 17 points in the first half to pull the Volunteers to within 35-32 at halftime.

NC-Asheville Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
J.P. Primm 37:00 6-12 4-8 9-11 0 3 3 2 4 2 5 0 25
Matt Dickey 33:00 2-7 1-5 2-2 1 2 3 3 3 1 4 0 7
Jeremy Atkinson 34:00 7-14 1-4 0-2 2 3 5 1 4 0 2 0 15
Chris Stephenson 25:00 3-5 1-2 3-5 0 3 3 5 4 0 0 0 10
Quinard Jackson 33:00 1-5 0-0 1-2 2 7 9 3 2 3 1 0 3
Jon Nwannunu 24:00 3-4 0-0 2-2 0 5 5 0 3 0 1 1 8
Keith Hornsby 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Jaleel Roberts 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trent Meyer 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-49 7-19 17-24 7 24 31 14 21 6 14 1 68
  44.9% 36.8% 70.8% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 14

Tennessee Volunteers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kenny Hall 26:00 6-9 0-0 0-2 2 2 4 2 3 0 3 3 12
Jeronne Maymon 23:00 4-6 0-0 2-4 6 7 13 3 4 2 3 0 10
Cameron Tatum 31:00 5-8 4-5 3-4 2 5 7 3 4 0 0 0 17
Trae Golden 29:00 1-8 0-4 3-4 1 0 1 5 2 2 3 0 5
Jordan McRae 10:00 0-4 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Skylar McBee 26:00 1-7 1-6 1-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 4
Josh Richardson 12:00 1-3 0-0 3-3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 5
Renaldo Woolridge 23:00 7-12 3-6 0-0 0 3 3 2 4 0 2 0 17
Wes Washpun 10:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 2
Dwight Miller 6:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0
Yemi Makanjuola 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-60 8-24 12-20 15 21 36 18 23 7 12 4 72
  43.3% 33.3% 60.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 12
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