|Men's Basketball RESULTS
|Tennessee 77, Oakland 50
|Texas A&M 78, Northwestern State 65
Tennessee Runs Past Oakland
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Defense was the name of the game for the Vols on Monday night as Tennessee locked up a 77-50 victory over Oakland before 14,625 at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tennessee limited the Grizzlies to 28.6 percent from the floor and 12.5 percent from the 3-point line.
The overall field goal defense was the best defensive mark for for the Vols under second-year head coach Cuonzo Martin. The 50 points allowed are the second-fewest allowed by the Vols under Martin.
The win gave the Vols (4-1) a measure of revenge after losing to Oakland (2-5) in each of the last two seasons.
Sophomore Jarnell Stokes led the Vols with 19 for his fourth game this season in double-figures, coming on the heels of a career-high 24 vs. UMass in the Vols' last game. Stokes was nearly perfect on his field goals, making 7-of-8.
Junior guard Trae Golden tallied a season-high 18 points as he also handed out seven assists. Similar to Stokes, Golden was efficient from the floor, making 7-of-9 shots.
Senior Kenny Hall pulled down 11 rebounds to go along with nine points. Tennessee outrebounded the Summit League team, 42-29.
Tennessee's defense was the story of the day forcing Oakland in several shot-clock violations and forcing them into bad shots all night long.
Oakland was led by Travis Bader, who had 18 points.