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Tennessee defense stiffens to beat Xavier

9:01 PM, Dec 29, 2012   |    comments
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 Josh Richardson scored 12 points as the Tennessee Volunteers outlasted the Xavier Musketeers, 51-47, in a non- conference bout at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Yemi Makanjuola pulled down a team-high eight rebounds as well for Tennessee (8-3) which had no other players in double figures. The Volunteers have won four straight games.

Travis Taylor scored 12 points to pace Xavier (7-5) which has lost four of its last five games. Justin Martin hauled in 12 rebounds and Dee Davis dished out six assists.

Xavier led 25-21 at halftime despite hitting just 11-of-36 shots from the field in the first half. Tennessee was even worse (9-of-25) including makes on just 1-of-12 shots from 3-point range.

The Volunteers improved to 41.7 percent shooting and outscored the Musketeers 6-0 from beyond the arc to rally for the win in the second frame.

Tennessee connected on just 3-of-20 shots from beyond the arc but outscored Xavier by a 19-6 margin on points off of turnovers.

 

 

Official Basketball Box Score
Xavier vs Tennessee
12/29/12 6:00 p.m. at Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

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VISITORS: Xavier 7-5
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
04 Taylor, Travis...... f 4-11 0-0 4-4 2 5 7 4 12 0 3 0 1 22
20 Martin, Justin...... f 2-6 0-0 2-4 5 7 12 2 6 1 4 0 2 36
31 Philmore, Isaiah.... f 4-10 0-0 0-0 4 3 7 0 8 0 2 0 0 31
00 Christon, Semaj..... g 1-9 0-1 3-4 0 0 0 5 5 1 6 0 1 28
11 Davis, Dee.......... g 3-5 0-1 1-1 1 2 3 3 7 6 1 0 3 34
02 Farr, James......... 0-3 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
12 Redford, Brad....... 1-6 1-5 0-0 0 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 22
22 Amos, Landen........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
35 Stenger, Erik....... 3-5 0-0 0-0 2 6 8 3 6 0 3 1 0 20
TEAM................ 2 2
Totals.............. 18-55 1-8 10-13 17 27 44 19 47 8 19 1 8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-36 30.6% 2nd Half: 7-19 36.8% Game: 32.7% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-6 16.7% 2nd Half: 0-2 0.0% Game: 12.5% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 2-2 100 % 2nd Half: 8-11 72.7% Game: 76.9% 2


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HOME TEAM: Tennessee 8-3
TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS
## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
05 Stokes,Jarnell...... f 2-3 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 2 6 1 2 0 1 21
20 Hall,Kenny.......... f 2-4 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 2 4 0 0 2 0 20
01 Richardson,Josh..... g 5-6 0-1 2-4 3 4 7 2 12 0 2 2 1 36
11 Golden,Trae......... g 0-5 0-3 5-6 0 0 0 1 5 1 4 0 1 21
13 McBee,Skylar........ g 1-7 1-7 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 24
00 Makanjuola,Yemi..... 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 7 8 4 2 0 3 1 0 9
03 Reese,Derek......... 2-8 2-6 1-2 0 0 0 0 7 1 1 1 2 23
04 Moore,Armani........ 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 5
24 Lopez,Brandon....... 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 13
52 McRae,Jordan........ 4-10 0-3 0-1 0 2 2 2 8 2 1 3 0 28
TEAM................ 1
Totals.............. 19-49 3-20 10-16 7 21 28 15 51 8 14 9 6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 9-25 36.0% 2nd Half: 10-24 41.7% Game: 38.8% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-12 8.3% 2nd Half: 2-8 25.0% Game: 15.0% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 2-6 33.3% 2nd Half: 8-10 80.0% Game: 62.5% 2


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Officials: Anthony Jordan, Mike Kitts, Tracy Woodson
Technical fouls: Xavier-None. Tennessee-None.
Attendance: 18504
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Xavier........................ 25 22 - 47
Tennessee..................... 21 30 - 51

Points in the paint-XU 26,UT 26. Points off turnovers-XU 6,UT 19.
2nd chance points-XU 12,UT 5. Fast break points-XU 2,UT 9.
Bench points-XU 9,UT 21. Score tied-3 times. Lead changed-3 times.
Last FG-XU 2nd-00:02, UT 2nd-00:51.
Largest lead-XU by 10 2nd-17:56, UT by 6 2nd-05:42.

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