COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVLT) – Vols jumped out to an early 9-0 leader, keeping Colgate pointless for the first two and a half minutes. Colgate rallied, scoring a couple of three pointers early to cut Tennessee lead to five points before the first time out of the first half.
A Jordan Bowden wooden pointer completed a short scoring wipe for Vols. Tennessee led 20-13 halfway through the first half.
Colgate cut the Vols lead to two points at the 7:53 mark of the first half. Tennessee went on a 6-0 after that, which led Raiders 26-18.
A Lamonte Turner's three pointers gave Vols his biggest lead in the match (1
At half time, Vols led Colgate, 42-30.
Into the second half, the Colgate closed the gap to tie it up 49-49 then stole the line.
Vols recalled the lead just after with a layup to make it 52-54.
With five minutes, Vols drained a three to increase their lead.
A foul gave Grant Williams an opportunity to
Tennessee is 29-5 in the season. The impressive record contains a 19-player winning line for school games, a program record-binding three wins over the top five opponents and the second largest wins in a single season in the program history. The Vols spent four weeks on top of the Associated Press Top 25 rankings, and for the first time in the program history, UT spent the entire season ranked among the top 10.