Boxscore
Tennessee 76, Kennesaw St. 67
Friday, November 9, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee
Officials - Marc Ellard, Mike Nance, Glenn Tuitt
Attendance - 18044

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Kennesaw St. 30 37 67
Tennessee 42 34 76

Recap


Tennessee 76, Kennesaw State 67: Skylar McBee and Jordan McRae scored 14 points apiece as the host Volunteers beat the Owls in the season opener for both teams.

They were among four Volunteers who scored in double figures in the teams’ first-ever meeting. Picked to finish fourth in the SEC, Tennessee closed the first half on a 20-11 run, taking a 42-30 lead at the break.

The lead grew to 27 midway through the second half before the Owls closed strong.

McBee nailed 4 of 6 from beyond the arc after hitting 39 percent on 3-pointers last season. Forward Kenny Hall added 13 points and six rebounds, while preseason All-SEC selection Jarnell Stokes had 10 points, five assists, five steals and three blocks.

Aaron Anderson and Delbert Love led KSU with 16 points each. The Owls were coming off a 3-28 season and are picked ninth in the Atlantic Sun.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Tennessee improved to 17-5 all-time against current members of the A-Sun. … The Vols played without starting F Jeronne Maymon (knee). … KSU G Markeith Cummings, a preseason All-Conference selection, was held to five points on 2-of-8 shooting.

Kennesaw St. Fighting Owls

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Aaron Anderson 35:00 6-8 0-0 4-7 6 6 12 1 4 0 0 0 16
Delbert Love 39:00 7-17 2-7 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 16
Andrew Osemhen 20:00 1-1 0-0 1-3 4 1 5 0 3 0 0 1 3
Markeith Cummings 30:00 2-8 0-1 2-4 0 2 2 1 3 0 3 0 6
Yonel Brown 33:00 3-11 1-6 3-5 0 2 2 3 4 0 2 0 10
Myles Hamilton 16:00 2-3 0-0 3-4 0 1 1 1 4 1 0 0 7
Jordan Montgomery 8:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 3
Brandon Dawson 6:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nigel Pruitt 12:00 2-2 1-1 1-2 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 6
Kris Drees 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cole Hobbs 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-52 5-16 14-25 12 13 25 9 23 4 11 2 67
  46.2% 31.2% 56.0% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 11

Tennessee Volunteers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Skylar McBee 30:00 4-8 4-7 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 14
Kenny Hall 28:00 5-6 0-0 3-6 1 5 6 0 3 0 3 0 13
Josh Richardson 28:00 3-5 0-0 2-4 2 3 5 1 3 1 3 0 8
Trae Golden 26:00 1-5 0-1 6-10 0 0 0 6 2 0 1 0 8
Jarnell Stokes 34:00 5-7 0-0 0-1 3 2 5 5 3 5 2 3 10
D'Montre Edwards 8:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 2
Quinton Chievous 11:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0
Jordan McRae 22:00 5-7 3-4 1-1 0 4 4 2 4 0 2 1 14
Armani Moore 13:00 2-2 0-0 3-4 0 2 2 3 0 1 1 2 7
Yemi Makanjuola 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-43 7-12 17-28 6 20 26 17 22 7 13 6 76
  60.5% 58.3% 60.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 13