KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Four days after Tennessee used a 28-0 run to cruise past Presbyterian in the regular season opener, the Vols did one better on Tuesday at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Tennessee fired off 32 unanswered points before the Panthers finally ended the run in what ended up being an 84-53 rout.
Jordan Bone and Lamonte Turner combined for 32 points as each led the way with 16 each in a game where the Vols connected on 47% from the floor and 44% from long range.
High Point, who shot 60% in their season opener, were held to 33% shooting against a stingy Tennessee defense.
Tennessee took a 52-13 lead into halftime. UT shot 60.7 percent (17-for-28) from the floor in the first half, including a 7-for-15 effort from beyond the arc. Schofield led the Vols with 14 first-half points and Bone had 13 points. UT limited High Point to just 20.8 percent (5-for-24) shooting over the first 20 minutes and outrebounded the Panthers, 23-10.
The Vols head to Paradise Island in the Bahamas to compete in the Battle 4 Atlantis from Nov. 22-24. UT will play Purdue on Nov. 22 at noon ET and either Villanova or Western Kentucky the next day.