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Tennessee Tops Virginia 87-52

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Tennessee's Jordan McRae tries to score while defended by Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon, left, and London Perrantes during an NCAA college basketball game on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young) Tennessee's Jordan McRae tries to score while defended by Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon, left, and London Perrantes during an NCAA college basketball game on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jordan McRae scored 21 points as Tennessee cruised to an 87-52 win against Virginia on Monday night.

Josh Richardson and Jarnell Stokes each added 20 points for the Volunteers (8-4).

Tennessee scored first and never trailed. The Cavaliers (9-4) left the hot-handed Richardson open in front of their bench, and Richardson cleanly sank a 3 that gave the Vols a 27-11 lead with 10:53 remaining in the first half and control of the game.

A Tennessee team that has been sluggish on offense in recent games couldn't miss. The Vols shot 57.7 percent from the field and 8-for-11 from 3 in the first half, including a buzzer-beating half court shot by Antonio Barton that gave them a 48-26 halftime lead.

Tennessee managed to keep Virginia off-balance on offense. The Cavs shot just 32.1 percent for the first half.

Justin Anderson led Virginia with 11 points, and Mike Tobey added 10.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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