February 10, 2013
Vols get elusive road win
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- After six tries Tennessee (12-10, 4-6) finally got the monkey off its back, winning its first road game of the season 66-61 over South Carolina (12-11, 2-8). It was a back-and-forth game that neither team that looked like it could go either way until Tennessee took control in the final minutes and held the Gamecocks off.
"I was proud of our guys, the way they battled today. We've been on that emotional roller coaster losing tough games, and finally getting a road win feels good," Cuonzo Martin said on the subject of the victory. "Now we can go on that plane ride home with some peace of mind."
The Vols got another sterling effort from Jarnell Stokes who notched his fifth straight double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. The undersized Gamecocks had trouble keeping him from doing whatever he wanted in the paint all long, especially in the second half when he helped himself to seven rebounds.
Trae Golden, playing for the first time since injuring his hamstring against Vanderbilt on Jan. 29, had by far his best game since SEC play began.
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