KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Josh Richardson scored 18 of his 20 points after halftime Sunday, and Tennessee rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit to beat No. 15 Butler 67-55.
Butler (8-2) led 37-25 after Kellen Dunham's 3-pointer in the opening minute of the second half, but Richardson scored the game's next eight points to spark a 12-0 run that tied the score. Tennessee took the lead for good on Armani Moore's basket with 6:15 left.
Kevin Punter added 18 points for Tennessee (4-3). Richardson and Punter combined to shoot 16 of 23, and Richardson also had a career-high six steals.
Butler shot 6 of 23 and committed nine turnovers in the second half. Tennessee outscored Butler 19-5 in points off turnovers.
Dunham scored 16 points, but only two of those came in the game's final 19 minutes. Kelan Martin added 13 for Butler.