Vols beat Vandy in a close one 67-62
Tennessee basketball picked up Tuesday night where it left off defensively Saturday at South Carolina, shutting down Vanderbilt in the first half two weeks after the Commodores scored in bunches against UT.
Then it couldn’t stop Vanderbilt at all and the Commodores couldn’t miss in a scorching hot offensive stretch that cut a 20-point Tennessee lead to two.
But the No. 21 Vols hung on, getting just enough stops in the final minutes and getting a big shot from Lamonte Turner to leave with a 67-62 win against in-state foe Vanderbilt at Thompson-Boling Arena.
“We are not so good that we can get a big lead and think the game is over,” Vols coach Rick Barnes said. “We ought to know that by now.”