Tennessee (10-9, 3-4) improved to 10-2 inside Thompson-Boling Arena this season after a 78-69 upset of No. 24 South Carolina.
Kevin Punter Jr. dropped 27 second half points en route to a career-high 36-point performance (8/16 FG, 6/11 3FG, 14/15 FT). That marks the 14th game this season that Punter Jr has scored 20 or more points.
After an opening 20 minutes that resulted in ugly basketball for both teams (29-28 UT), the Volunteers connected on their first 5 three-point attempts of the second half to surge in front of the Gamecocks.
Tennessee’s next contest is Tuesday in Tuscaloosa against the Alabama Crimson Tide at 9p.m. ET on SEC Network.
- 3FG%: SC 29% / UT 48%
- Free Throws: SC 65% (15/23) / UT 94% (30-32)
- PtsOff TO: SC 17 / UT 24
- Tot Reb: Each w/ 34
- PtsPaint: SC 40 / UT 14
- Steals: SC 7 / UT 12