ETSU Falls to No. 9 Tennessee, 102-76

Sunday, November 19, 2000

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Dimeco Childress led East Tennessee State with 15 points, while D.J. McDuffie had 14 and Ryan Lawson 11, but ETSU fell to No. 9 Tennessee, 102-76.

Vincent Yarbrough scored 18 points, leading seven Tennessee players in double figures as the ninth-ranked Volunteers beat East Tennessee State 102-76 Sunday.

Tennessee (2-0), playing its second game of a five-game home stand, has won 29 straight non-conference home games and three in a row over the Buccaneers.

Charles Hathaway, Harris Walker and Marcus Haislip each scored 12 points, and Isiah Victor, Tony Harris and Terrence Woods had 11 apiece for the Vols. Victor also had 10 rebounds.

Dimeco Childress led East Tennessee State (0-2) with 15 points, while D.J. McDuffie had 14 and Ryan Lawson 11.

After the Vols built a 55-28 halftime lead, Tennessee stretched its lead to 71-31 with a 16-3 run four minutes into the second half.

A total of 53 fouls were called, 29 against the Buccaneers and 24 against the Vols. Tennessee finished 31-of-39 from the foul line, ETSU was 14-of-27.

Free-throw shooting dominated the final two minutes of the first half. Walker's tip-in basket that made it 51-25 with 2:16 left was the final field goal of the half.

Tennessee took a 21-9 lead with 13:37 to go after hitting five 3-pointers, two each by Harris and Woods, then used a 16-8 run over the next eight minutes to take a 20-point lead. Yarbrough's basket at 5:54 put Tennessee ahead 37-17 and started an 18-11 run to finish the first half.

The teams combined for nine turnovers in the first five minutes and 25 in the first half.

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