Boxscore
Tennessee 60, Connecticut 57
Saturday, January 21, 2012 4:00 PM
Location - Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee
Officials - Karl Hess, Jamie Luckie, Michael Stephens
Attendance - 21114

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Connecticut 27 30 57
Tennessee 25 35 60

Recap


Freshman Jarnell Stokes recorded 16 points and 12 rebounds in his first-career start and host Tennessee ended a three-game losing streak with a 60-57 upset of No. 11 Connecticut on Saturday.
 
Cameron Tatum added 15 points for Tennessee (9-10), whose bench outscored the shorthanded Huskies’ subs 15-0. The Volunteers picked up their first win since beating then-No. 13 Florida at Thompson-Boling Arena on Jan. 12.
 
Jeremy Lamb scored 23 points and Shabazz Napier added 18 for UConn (14-5). The Huskies have lost two straight and four of six. They sorely miss freshman point guard Ryan Boatright, who sat out a third straight game while the NCAA investigates his eligibility for a second time.
 
While the Huskies struggled without Boatright, Tennessee got a huge lift from its star freshman. Stokes, who enrolled this month after graduating from high school early, scored six points on an 11-4 run that gave the Volunteers an eight-point lead with just under seven minutes left.

The lead grew to 10 points with under three minutes to play, but the Volunteers were forced to fight off a furious rally. Napier’s 3-pointer with seven seconds left cut the lead to 59-57. Tatum then split a pair of free throws, and Tennessee hung on when Napier’s half-court heave at the buzzer hit off the backboard.

UConn took a slim 27-25 lead into halftime, but Tennessee opened the second half on a 9-0 and led the rest of the way.

Connecticut Huskies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Alex Oriakhi 19:00 2-6 0-0 1-3 4 3 7 0 5 0 1 0 5
Jeremy Lamb 39:00 8-17 2-6 5-6 0 3 3 2 4 1 1 1 23
Shabazz Napier 38:00 6-18 3-10 3-6 1 3 4 4 4 2 2 0 18
Niels Giffey 35:00 1-3 1-2 2-2 1 5 6 1 2 1 1 1 5
Andre Drummond 31:00 3-8 0-0 0-0 5 4 9 0 3 1 3 1 6
Tyler Olander 18:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 0 1 0 0
DeAndre Daniels 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Roscoe Smith 12:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brendan Allen 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-55 6-18 11-17 13 23 36 8 21 5 10 3 57
  36.4% 33.3% 64.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 10

Tennessee Volunteers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Cameron Tatum 30:00 5-8 4-7 1-2 1 1 2 3 4 0 0 0 15
Josh Richardson 28:00 2-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 4
Trae Golden 36:00 0-4 0-2 2-5 0 1 1 6 2 3 2 0 2
Jeronne Maymon 25:00 4-10 0-0 0-1 3 4 7 0 3 1 4 0 8
Jarnell Stokes 29:00 6-10 0-0 4-9 3 9 12 0 2 0 0 2 16
Jordan McRae 10:00 1-4 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 2
Kenny Hall 18:00 2-5 0-0 1-2 2 4 6 0 2 0 1 0 5
Skylar McBee 15:00 2-5 2-5 2-2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 8
Wes Washpun 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Dwight Miller 5:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Renaldo Woolridge 3:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-52 6-18 10-21 10 23 33 11 18 6 10 2 60
  42.3% 33.3% 47.6% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 10
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