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Vols' Stokes stays up late to stop free-throw woes

By STEVE MEGARGEE
AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes is taking drastic measures to make sure he avoids repeating his disastrous free-throw performance in the Volunteers' last game.

Like a student pulling an all-nighter to study for a final exam, Stokes stayed up long after midnight to correct his foul-shooting woes after going 1 of 10 from the line Wednesday night in an 82-75 victory over Auburn.

The Vols (18-11, 10-7 Southeastern Conference) arrived back on campus at 2:30 a.m. Stokes then shot free throws in the dark at Thompson-Boling Arena until he had made 100 of them.

By the time he finished by making 10 consecutive free throws, it was about 3:15 a.m. Stokes wanted to make sure he had the right mindset heading into Saturday's crucial regular-season finale against Missouri (22-8, 11-6).

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