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Golden, Tennessee down Wichita State
Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) - Trae Golden scored 25 points and the Tennessee Volunteers took down the 23rd-ranked Wichita State Shockers, 69-60, on Thursday.
Jordan McRae added 17 points for the Volunteers (5-3), who snapped a two-game skid.
Carl Hall had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Shockers (9-1), who were trying for their first 10-0 start in school history.
Tennessee went 29-of-36 from the foul line, while Wichita State went 12-of-20 from the charity stripe.
The Volunteers led by as many as six in the first half and took a 30-28 edge into the locker room.
Wichita State used a 7-0 spurt to take a 47-42 lead near the midway mark of the second half.
Tennessee responded with a 12-2 run to go back in front. McRae tallied nine points during the burst, including a 3-pointer with 5:56 remaining to make it a 58-52 contest.
The back-and-forth battle continued when Wichita State put together a 7-0 flurry. Hall's three-point play gave the Shockers a 59-58 edge with 3:55 to go.
However, the Volunteers ended the game on an 11-1 run to claim victory. All the points during the surge came from the foul line, with Golden making six from the charity stripe.
Wichita State leads the all-time series by a 2-1 margin ... The Volunteers are 5-1 on the season when leading at halftime ... Tennessee shot 47.5 percent from the field.
12/13 22:07:28 ET
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