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Tennessee 75, Tennessee Tech 43

(AP Photo/Wade Payne)

By AL LESAR
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tyreke Key came off the bench to score 17 points and lead No. 11 Tennessee to a 75-43 victory over Tennessee Tech.

Key, an Indiana State transfer, connected on 4 of 8 3-pointers to ignite a sluggish Volunteer offense. Zakai Zeigler scored all but two of his 12 points in the second half.

Brett Thompson led the Golden Eagles with 15 points.

Tennessee struggled in the first half and built an 11-point lead at 27-16. The Vols shot 31% (9 of 29) from the field and 19% (4 of 21) from 3-point. Key led the way with 11 points.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

In a pay-per-view exhibition against preseason No. 2 Gonzaga in late October, the Vols were quite impressive. The halftime score was tight, but Tennessee ran away with a 99-80 victory. Since it didn't count, it leaves a question: Will/should that factor into the voting consideration for next week's first poll of the season?

BIG PICTURE

Tennessee Tech: The experience Tennessee Tech can gain from a quality opponent like Tennessee can pay off throughout the season. Measuring itself against one of the best in the country gives an idea of what to focus on down the road.

Tennessee: Solidifying the rotation is imperative for Rick Barnes. When Josiah-Jordan James missed both exhibitions while offseason knee surgery healed, the Vols played well against Michigan State in a closed scrimmage and Gonzaga in an exhibition. Add in a preseason All-SEC player like James and the Vols should be even better.

November 7, 2022


Tennessee Tech
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
D. Ramsey F 16 0-3 1-2 0-0 1-3 1 0 0 0 2 1
B. Thompson G 28 3-7 8-10 1-3 0-6 1 0 3 3 0 15
T. Perry G 25 3-7 0-0 2-5 0-0 1 0 1 1 2 8
J. Harvey G 21 1-3 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 2
D. Wood G 17 0-2 1-2 0-0 0-3 1 0 0 4 0 1
E. Oliver   23 3-4 0-0 1-2 0-1 0 0 1 1 1 7
J. Sebree   20 0-6 1-2 0-4 0-4 0 0 0 3 1 1
G. Slatten   20 2-3 1-3 1-1 0-1 1 0 2 2 1 6
N. Causwell   10 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 1 2 0 0
G. Strong   10 0-3 0-0 0-1 0-2 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. Beya   5 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 1 2
B. Zimonjic   3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
M. Lee Jr.   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Totals   199 13-40
(.325)
12-19
(.632)
5-17
(.294)
6-28 5 0 8 22 10 43


Tennessee
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Phillips F 24 3-9 2-2 0-4 3-6 3 1 0 0 1 8
O. Nkamhoua F 23 2-4 2-2 0-1 1-2 3 2 1 2 1 6
U. Plavsic F 10 1-3 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 1 2 2 2
S. Vescovi G 31 3-8 0-0 3-8 2-8 5 0 3 3 0 9
Z. Zeigler G 28 4-14 2-2 2-12 0-2 5 0 2 2 3 12
T. Key   25 5-10 3-3 4-8 1-4 1 0 3 2 1 17
J. Mashack   19 2-4 0-0 1-3 1-2 3 0 3 3 1 5
J. James   18 3-6 0-0 2-5 1-4 1 0 2 1 1 8
J. Aidoo   10 1-4 0-0 1-2 2-2 0 0 1 0 0 3
T. Awaka   6 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-3 0 0 1 0 1 0
B. Edwards   3 2-2 0-0 1-1 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 5
K. Gilbert   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 26-65
(.400)
9-9
(1.000)
14-44
(.318)
16-37 21 4 17 15 11 75
Officials: Rob Rorke, Garrick Shannon, Erroll Lewis




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