7:30 PM ET, December 29, 2008
Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's best win of the month might have included its biggest setback of the season.Wayne Chism scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds before a frightening injury forced him out of Tennessee's (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) 89-62 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Monday night.
• Wayne Chism scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Tennessee to its 37th straight home win. Chism had his fourth double-double this season and second in his last three games before suffering an injury.
• Ten Volunteer players scored at least five points, as Tennessee improved to 28-0 in nonconference home games under Bruce Pearl.
• Tyler Smith was the only other Volunteer in double figures with 10 points and extended his double-digit scoring streak to 16 games.
• Louisiana-Lafayette has lost eight of nine all-time meetings with Tennessee and three straight overall this season.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-66 (.379)||31-64 (.484)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-25 (.360)||7-26 (.269)|
|FT Made-Attempted||3-7 (.429)||20-29 (.690)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
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