Stokes leads Tennessee to 77-50 win over Oakland

Stokes leads Tennessee to 77-50 win over Oakland
November 26, 2012, 9:07 pm
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Oakland's Duke Mondy (10) chases after a loose ball as Tennessee's Armani Moore, left, and Quinton Chievous watch during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Knoxville, Tenn. At far left is Oakland's Drew Valentine. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young)


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jarnell Stokes scored 19 points and went 7-of-8 from the floor Monday as Tennessee relied on suffocating defense to roll to a 77-50 victory over cold-shooting Oakland.

Oakland shot just 28.6 percent (16-of-56) overall and went 2-of-16 from 3-point range. The Golden Grizzlies (2-5) were coming off a 70-52 loss at Michigan State on Friday in which they shot 27.6 percent (16-of-58), their worst field-goal percentage since joining the Division I ranks in 1999.

Trae Golden added 18 points and seven assists with only one turnover for the Volunteers (4-1). Tennessee shot 52.8 percent (28-of-53) overall and 71 percent (22-of-31) from inside the 3-point arc.

Oakland had beaten Tennessee each of the last two years, but the Golden Grizzlies never had a chance Monday. Tennessee (4-1) took an early 15-2 lead and never looked back.

Travis Bader scored 18 points and Corey Petros added 10 points for Oakland.