KNOXVILLE (UT) -- Tennessee pulled away in the second half and cruised to a 99-57 exhibition victory over Victory University before 14,788 at Thompson-Boling Arena Monday night.
Redshirt freshman Quinton Chievous and junior Jordan McRae led four Vols in double figures with 15 points apiece. Chievous also added a team-high nine rebounds and six assists.
Tennessee was balanced from start to finish with ten Vols scoring at least six points.
Freshman Armani Moore netted 11 while senior Kenny Hall had 10 points and five rebounds. Junior point guard Trae Golden had eight points, eight assists and five rebounds without a turnover.
The Vols' cold-shooting start helped Memphis-based Victory keep it close in the first. The Eagles, who are members of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), used an early run to open a 14-8 lead before UT started to find its groove.
Tennessee rallied to post a 38-26 advantage at the break before outscoring Victory 61-31 in the second half, including a 14-0 closing run.
The Eagles were led by Keron Jackson, who tallied 14 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.
Tennessee was without four players for its exhibition including starting senior forward Jeronne Maymon (knee) along with senior forward Dwight Miller (knee surgery), senior forward Rob Murphy (nose surgry) and freshman guard Derek Reese (labral tear).
The Vols open the 2012-13 regular-season on Friday night as Kennesaw State comes to Thompson-Boling Arena for a 7 p.m. ET tip-off. The game will air on Fox Sports South.
Information provided by UT Sports Media Relations and UTSports.com.
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