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Tennessee 86, Austin Peay 44

(AP Photo/Wade Payne)

By AL LESAR
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Olivier Nkamhoua scored 20 points to lead No. 8 Tennessee to an 86-44 victory over Austin Peay.

Santiago Vescovi had 18 points, shooting 5 for 5 on 3-pointers, and Jonas Aidoo set a career high with 10 points matched his career best with nine rebounds as the Volunteers (10-2) cruised in their final tune-up before the start of Southeastern Conference play next week.

Tennessee freshman Tobe Awaka pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds.

The Governors (6-7) were led by Sean Durugordon and Elijah Hutchins-Everett with 11 points each.

Austin Peay became the ninth Tennessee opponent to be held under 50 points. The Governors managed only 26% shooting from the field (14 of 55) and 19% from 3-point range (5 of 26).

It took Austin Peay nearly nine minutes to make its first field goal. The Governors missed their first nine shots and committed eight turnovers before Jalen Ware scored with 11:04 remaining in the first half. Nkamhoua and Vescovi had 12 points apiece as the Vols led 52-22 at the break.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Tennessee slipped two spots in the AP Top 25 after losing at Arizona last weekend. The Vols will likely begin their conference grind next week in the top 10.

BIG PICTURE

Austin Peay: After a three-game winning streak, the Governors have lost two in a row. . Starting this season, Austin Peay (from Clarksville, Tenn.) has left the Ohio Valley Conference and is now competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. . Governors second-year coach Nate James spent 12 years as an assistant for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke.

Tennessee: The Vols have won 23 straight games at Thompson-Boling Arena. . Getting Josiah-Jordan James back in the lineup in time for the SEC season is a primary objective for Tennessee. He has missed most of the season with soreness in his knee following offseason surgery. . Tennessee owns the best 3-point defense (.202) in the country and second-best field goal defense (.336).

December 21, 2022


Austin Peay
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
S. Durugordon F 30 4-16 2-2 1-8 3-6 1 0 0 0 1 11
J. Ware F 29 2-4 0-2 0-1 2-6 1 2 1 1 2 4
E. Hutchins-Everett C 34 4-11 2-2 1-4 3-3 0 0 1 4 2 11
C. Copeland G 24 1-8 2-2 1-4 1-2 1 0 0 3 2 5
C. Paez G 15 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 2 0 0 2 2 2
G. Fauntleroy   24 1-5 3-4 1-3 0-0 3 0 2 1 2 6
C. Stone-Carrawell   23 1-7 2-2 1-4 1-2 2 0 1 2 1 5
N. Moore   17 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-4 0 0 1 0 2 0
K. Okworogwo   3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Totals   199 14-55
(.255)
11-14
(.786)
5-26
(.192)
11-26 10 2 6 15 16 44


Tennessee
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
O. Nkamhoua F 24 9-11 2-3 0-0 1-5 5 0 2 2 0 20
J. Phillips F 17 3-5 3-3 0-1 1-5 0 1 0 1 3 9
U. Plavsic F 16 3-5 0-2 0-0 1-3 3 0 0 2 2 6
S. Vescovi G 29 6-8 1-2 5-5 1-2 5 0 3 1 0 18
T. Key G 19 3-8 0-0 2-5 1-3 5 0 1 2 2 8
Z. Zeigler   25 2-6 0-0 0-4 0-1 3 1 1 1 2 4
J. Mashack   21 2-7 0-1 1-2 3-5 5 0 3 0 0 5
J. Aidoo   19 5-7 0-1 0-0 4-9 0 1 1 0 1 10
T. Awaka   16 3-5 0-0 0-0 4-11 1 0 0 1 0 6
B. Edwards   7 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 0
K. Gilbert   4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 2 1 0
A. Kegler   2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   199 36-64
(.563)
6-12
(.500)
8-18
(.444)
17-47 27 3 11 13 12 86
Officials: Joe Lindsay, Chuck Jones, Gerry Pollard




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