Valentines Day or not, the Vols had no mercy for in-state rival Vanderbilt, winning 69-50 at Thompson-Boling Saturday. The win swept the series for UT and snapped the Commodores' four game SEC win streak.
The teams swapped buckets during the opening minutes with the lead changing five times and the score being tied once. It didn't take long for the Vols to heat up though, going on a 14-0 run to put them up 19-6 with a little over 10:00 left in the half.
The Commodores rallied to pull back within five, but never reclaimed the lead. The Vols headed into the locker room up 26-18.
A three pointer by Tyler Smith and two steals followed by back to back buckets by J.P. Prince and Brian Williams in the first few minutes of the second half brought the fans to their feet and set the tone for the rest of the game.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.