Tennessee routs Auburn 82-54 for 3rd straight win

Auburn University

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Jarnell Stokes had 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to help Tennessee rout Auburn 82-54 on Wednesday night.

The Volunteers (19-11, 10-7) were up 24 points at halftime and never gave the Tigers (13-15, 5-12) a glimmer of hope after the opening minutes for their third straight win.

Stokes was 8-of-10 shooting for Tennessee, which is trying to strengthen its NCAA tournament hopes. Antonio Barton made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points while Jordan McCrae and Jeronne Maymon had 13 apiece. Josh Richardson scored 10.

Maymon also had eight rebounds for the Vols, who outrebounded the Tigers 43-25.

Freshman Tahj Shamsid-Deen had 17 points and made five 3-pointers for Auburn, which has dropped six of its last eight games.

KT Harrell scored 15 and Asauhn Dixon-Tatum added 12 points. Chris Denson, the SEC’s No. 2 scorer, finished with a season-low three points in his final game at Auburn Arena.

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