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Tennessee pours it on late to beat Gardner-Webb 89-64

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Punter scored 24 points and Devon Baulkman added 22 points and sparked a game-winning rally Sunday as Tennessee defeated Gardner-Webb 89-64 despite blowing a 19-point lead.
    
Tennessee led 34-15 with less than five minutes left in the first half, but Gardner-Webb clawed back into the game and eventually took a 57-55 lead on Tyrell Nelson's 3-point play with 10:26 left.
    
Baulkman put Tennessee back ahead for good by sinking a 3-pointer with 9:21 remaining. He ended up scoring eight straight points during a 9-0 spurt that helped Tennessee (3-1) regain command.
    
The Vols closed the game on a 34-7 run.
    
Punter and Baulkman shot a combined 11 of 20 from 3-point range. Robert Hubbs added 17 points and Armani  Moore had 15 points and 16 rebounds as Tennessee won its 57th consecutive November home game.
    
Harold McBride had 17 points to lead Gardner-Webb (1-3).

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