With pockets of orange scattered throughout Key Arena (including an alum to my right, my mom), the Vols ran off to an early 15-5 lead, fell behind midway through the first half, then ran away for good just after halftime to improve their record to 12-1 and affirm themselves as legitimate rivals for the University of Memphis when it comes to state supremacy.
Each of these teams will test the Tigers as March draws near. The Tennessee affair, I'd argue, will be the largest hurdle for any Memphis dreams of an undefeated regular season. For more, check out this report from the Seattle Times.
-- Frank Murtaugh
Dunleavy connected on 11-of-17 from the field as six Pacers finished in double figures. Danny Granger added 23, while Jamal Tinsley finished with 14 points and seven assists. Jermaine O'Neal scored 13, and Kareem Rush and Ike Diogu chipped in 12 each.
Read Chris Herrington's GrizBlog, Beyond the Arc, for more on last night's game.
Shawn Taggart added 15 points and seven rebounds to help the Tigers (11-0) match the second-best start in school history, dating to the 1982-83 season ...