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Recap: Tennessee 58, Vanderbilt 46
Line Movements
Date: February 13, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jarnell Stokes scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double to lead Tennessee to a 58-46 victory over in-state rival Vanderbilt on Wednesday night.

Jordan McRae had 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Volunteers (13-10, 5-7 Southeastern Conference) won their third straight over the Commodores to match their longest winning streak in the series in nine years.

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Tennessee led by as many as 16 and swatted away a late rally by Vanderbilt (9-14, 3-8), which was swept in the season series for the sixth time in 13 years.

After a 3-pointer by Kyle Fuller less than 10 minutes in, Tennessee stormed in front thanks to 53.3-percent shooting (16 of 30) in the first half. McRae responded on the next possession with a running jumper off the backboard and the Vols surged ahead.

During a frenzied stretch, which included more than 6 minutes without stoppage in play, Tennessee gained control with a 20-6 run, including eight straight points from Stokes. His emphatic dunk with 1:47 left gave the Vols a 40-28 lead. Stokes charged untouched through the lane for an explosive, one-handed slam. The sophomore, who recorded his SEC-best 10th double-double of the season, wore a huge grin as he jogged down the court.

Trae Golden made his first start in more than a month and scored 12 points for the Vols.

Kedren Johnson scored 11 points and Kevin Bright grabbed 11 rebounds for the Commodores, who have lost five of six.

In the teams' previous meeting in Knoxville, Vanderbilt fell behind 12-0 before charging back only to fall short 58-57.

This time, Vanderbilt didn't dig its hole quite as early. In fact, the Commodores scored first on Johnson's layup 33 seconds into the game. But Johnson had his next two buckets waved off because of a travel and offensive foul. Golden took advantage of his first start since Jan. 9 and scored nine of his team's first 15 points. He followed a floater in the lane with a step back 3-pointer for a 15-11 lead with 12:10 left in the half.

Vanderbilt guard Kyle Fuller responded with five straight points of his own. His 3-pointer in the corner gave the Commodores a 16-15 lead with 10:06 left. Jordan McRae responded on the next possession with a running jumper off the backboard and the Vols never relinquished the lead.

Tennessee entered as the SEC's worst 3-point shooting team, making just 28.6 percent from beyond the arc. But the Vols were hot from the perimeter early, making four of their first six.

The Vols pushed the margin to 16 early in the second half before they finally went cold. They missed six straight shots and turned the ball over in a 4-minute scoreless stretch. Vanderbilt closed the gap in half with an 8-0 run. Dai-Jon Parker's driving layup with 12:08 left cut the lead to 46-38. But coming out of a timeout, Vanderbilt missed a prime opportunity as Rod Odom missed an open 3-pointer.

McRae sunk a baseline jumper to end the drought and the Vols woke up. Consecutive offensive rebounds led to second-chance baskets as Tennessee broke off a 10-0 run. Shortly after a jumper by Quinton Chievous gave the Vols a 58-42 lead with 4:02 left, Vanderbilt fans starting filing toward the exits.

For the in-state rivalry, Tennessee's second-year coach Cuonzo Martin donned an orange blazer to honor former Vols coach Ray Mears. The game lacked in atmosphere with empty rows splattered throughout Memorial Gymnasium, which has had just one sellout this season.

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 TENN  +110   +2   115 
 VAN  -130   -2   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 TENN  +115   +2    
 VAN  -135   -2   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 TENN  26%   41%   n/a 
 VAN  74%   59%   n/a 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Wednesday, Feb 13
 
    Wake Forest at Boston College
7:00 PM EDT
    Syracuse at Connecticut
7:00 PM EDT
    Miami (FL) at Florida State
7:00 PM EDT
    Hofstra at Georgia State
7:00 PM EDT
    Nebraska at Indiana
7:00 PM EDT
    Delaware at Northeastern
7:00 PM EDT
    Mississippi at Texas AM
7:00 PM EDT
    Oklahoma State at Texas Tech
7:00 PM EDT
    UNC Wilmington at William Mary
7:00 PM EDT
    Bradley at Illinois State
8:00 PM EDT
    Missouri at Mississippi St
8:00 PM EDT
    Creighton at Northern Iowa
8:00 PM EDT
    Evansville at Southern Illinois
8:00 PM EDT
    Iowa State at Texas
8:00 PM EDT
    Arizona State at Utah
8:00 PM EDT
    Tennessee at Vanderbilt
8:00 PM EDT
    Drake at Wichita State
8:00 PM EDT
    Arkansas at Auburn
9:00 PM EDT
    West Virginia at Baylor
9:00 PM EDT
    North Carolina at Duke
9:00 PM EDT
    Purdue at Illinois
9:00 PM EDT
    Providence at South Florida
9:00 PM EDT
    UNLV at Air Force
9:00 PM EDT
    Cal Riverside at UC Irvine
10:00 PM EDT
    San Diego State at Colorado State
10:00 PM EDT
    Oregon State at Washington State
10:00 PM EDT
    Cal State Fullerton at Long Beach State
11:00 PM EDT
    Oregon at Washington
11:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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