KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jarnell Stokes scored 19 points and went 7 of 8 from the floor Monday as Tennessee relied on suffocating defense to roll to a 77-50 victory over cold-shooting Oakland.
Oakland shot just 28.6% (16 of 56) overall and went 2 of 16 from 3-point range. The Golden Grizzlies (2-5) were coming off a 70-52 loss at Michigan State on Friday in which they shot 27.6% (16 of 58), their worst field-goal percentage since joining the Division I ranks in 1999.
Trae Golden added 18 points and seven assists with only one turnover for the Volunteers (4-1). Tennessee shot 52.8% (28 of 53) overall and 71% (22 of 31) from inside the 3-point arc.
Oakland had beaten Tennessee each of the last two years, but the Golden Grizzlies never had a chance Monday. Tennessee (4-1) took an early 15-2 lead and never looked back.
Travis Bader scored 18 points and Corey Petros added 10 points for Oakland.
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