9:30 PM ET, December 16, 2008
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Bruce Pearl wanted to congratulate Wayne Chism's mother on the incredible game her son had just played and he tried to find her in the crowd. Then the Tennessee fans started cheering for the junior forward, so the coach grabbed Chism's arm and raised it.Well played indeed.Chism scored 21 of his career-high 26 points in the second half, and Tennessee (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) beat Marquette (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) 80-68 on Tuesday night in the second game of the Southeastern Conference/Big East Invitational.
• Tennessee outscored Marquette by 12 in the second half.
• The Vols improved to 6-1 at the Sommet Center in Nashville under Bruce Pearl.
• The two teams swapped the lead seven times with four ties over the first 10 minutes of the second half.
-- ESPN research and The Associated Press
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||18-48 (.375)||24-49 (.490)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-25 (.320)||6-22 (.273)|
|FT Made-Attempted||24-35 (.686)||26-36 (.722)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||30 (1/0)||24 (0/0)|
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