No. 7 Tennessee won a hard-fought game over Wofford by a score of 82-61 on Tuesday night in Knoxville.
The Vols pulled away from the Terriers with a 46-30 second-half run despite a strong performance from Wofford guard Corey Tripp who finished with a game-high 19 points.
Tennessee forward Dalton Knecht continued his early-season scoring burst on Tuesday with 18 points, 14 of which came in the second half of play. Knecht knocked down 6-of-11 shots from the floor including one from long range. Vols guard Jordan Gainey also had a big night with four made baskets from behind the arc to end with a total of 16 points as Tennessee’s second-leading scorer.
The big news of the night was Josiah-Jordan James as the fifth-year senior entered Tennessee’s 1,000-point club after scoring eight points against the Terriers with one from three-point range. James is the 55th player in Tennessee history to surpass 1,000 career points.
After the conclusion of the game, Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes met with the media to talk about the game. Barnes spoke about Tennessee’s rebounding battle throughout the game, Dalton Knecht’s scoring ability, and much more. Tennessee also had Tobe Awaka and Jordan Gainey speak with the media after the win.
Check out all three interviews from Knoxville on Tuesday night below:
Tennessee Coach Rick Barnes
Tennessee Forward Tobe Awaka, Guard Jordan Gainey
Wofford Coach Dwight Perry, Guard Corey Tripp, and Center Kyle Filewich