NCAAB Game Recap - Jacksonville State at Tennessee
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:00 PM EST

Kansas
55
Vill
56
F
E WA
77
Gonz
112
F
OhSt
71
KY
65
F
TXSo
78
Oreg
84
F
JackSt
49
Mem
77
F
Leh
51
Aub
74
F
Colora
78
Dayt
76
F(OT)
Presb
44
Mich
86
F
E MI
48
MSU
101
F
Ariz
67
StJon
70
F
Butl
70
Purd
61
F
SoFL
60
FlaSt
66
F
SDSU
80
Utah
52
F
JacSt
53
Tenn
75
F
TexPA
58
TxTch
68
F
WVU
75
YSU
64
F
FaDi
58
LaSal
66
F
Ind
62
ND
60
F
VACom
63
WichSt
73
F
NCAT
64
Wake
76
F
Harv
88
GrgWas
75
F
Samf
71
GTown
99
F
Bry
64
Dart
60
F
(N/A)
74
USC-Up
92
F
Ida
57
SDSt
85
F
Mont
82
NebOm
87
F(OT)
Ill
56
Mizzu
63
F
(N/A)
59
Campbl
82
F
Tul
82
Tows
86
F(OT)
Boston
74
UMassL
62
F
Rider
66
Temp
78
F
(N/A)
57
Penn
105
F
MorSt
76
Ohio
82
F
TxSt
69
GASt
81
F
TexAr
74
GaSo
77
F
Maris
56
BethC
85
F
Quin
69
BGSU
64
F
Elon
80
Winth
85
F
Army
62
Merrim
82
F
UCF
52
Okla
53
F
Drake
85
AF
80
F
TXAMC
67
CenAR
71
F
(N/A)
71
TNSt
86
F
MOSt
72
Oral
82
F
WIGB
85
NIU
84
F
SeLA
76
Miss
83
F
BelAb
66
HiPt
92
F
WriSt
79
Toled
72
F
W Ky
82
URI
86
F(OT)
Tex
48
Prov
70
F
Fairf
61
Oakl
59
F(OT)
Chat
68
UNCA
64
F
Albany
70
Monm
72
F
Brad
55
MiaO
71
F
Copp
60
Mia-FL
91
F
(N/A)
45
LoyMD
72
F
Niag
72
Buff
92
F
Stony
77
Amer
74
F
ColSt
111
Tuls
104
F(3OT)
APSU
77
Duques
86
F
UtSt
65
Fla
62
F
USD
59
Stan
62
F
UCLA
64
UNC
74
F
RobM
69
UNLV
81
F
Wyo
72
Denv
66
F(OT)
App
70
Troy
65
F
Toug
77
SoMis
96
F
NOrl
79
SamH
87
F
ArkSt
62
ULMo
59
F
StBon
66
MidTN
65
F
SIU-E
55
Detr
81
F
Belm
72
Alab
92
F
Akr
67
Lib
80
F
NoAZ
73
Pepp
75
F
IlSt
70
TexSA
89
F
SEMO
45
SIU
64
F
CoCar
81
SthAL
69
F
Lamar
61
NWSt
67
F
SFA
81
McNee
73
F
VMI
55
VaTec
64
F
UMBC
53
GMas
69
F
Clev
55
ETSU
80
F
SCSt
61
Charl
73
F
Drex
53
Norf
49
F
S NO
47
LaTec
87
F
UCDav
84
USF
93
F
WIMil
64
Wisc
83
F
UAB
71
AlSt
63
F
WCU
89
TNTec
76
F
BC
64
Cal
60
F
Minn
86
OkSt
66
F
ArkPB
53
N TX
86
F
N DA
75
Nebras
74
F
NFla
70
Syr
82
F
Buck
71
Sien
81
F
(N/A)
62
FlGlf
84
F
Murr
76
Evans
78
F(OT)
InWor
59
WaSt
87
F
UtVal
65
LongB
68
F
StLou
66
KansSt
63
F
NoKY
50
UNCG
67
F
Hamp
64
Kent
103
F
ChaSo
76
E KY
69
F
UNCW
73
Vand
88
F
E IL
63
GrCan
85
F
ArkLR
69
ULLa
66
F
Nich
61
AbCh
79
F
Valpa
60
Ark
51
F
NW
78
DeP
83
F
Crei
67
AzSt
60
F
OrSt
49
TexAM
64
F
LSU
68
USC
70
F
Web
61
BYU
91
F
Cin
70
Iowa
77
F
FlaAM
71
Seatt
57
F
CSBak
72
CAPoly
50
F
IdaSt
66
Pacif
77
F
StMar
68
Nev
63
F

Dec 21, 2019, 1:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Jacksonville State (4-8)

26

27

53

(21) Tennessee (8-3)

30

45

75

No. 21 Vols top Jacksonville St. 75-53 for Barnes' 700th win
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:54 PM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Rick Barnes reached a career milestone on the day that his senior point guard played his final college game.

Jordan Bowden scored 19 points and Yves Pons tied a school record with six blocks Saturday as the 21st-ranked Volunteers beat Jacksonville State 75-53 to give Barnes his 700th career victory.

He's the 22nd head coach to earn 700 career Division I wins and is the seventh active coach to reach that mark. The others are Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, North Carolina's Roy Williams, West Virginia's Bob Huggins, Coastal Carolina's Cliff Ellis and Kentucky's John Calipari.

But the news wasn't all good for Tennessee.

After the game, fifth-year senior guard Lamonte' Turner announced that he has thoracic outlet syndrome and will undergo season-ending surgery. Turner has dealt with shoulder problems for much of his career.

"It is a tough decision for me to make, but I have to do it for my health," said Turner, who had eight points and 11 assists in his final game. "If I don't, it could get worse and stuff like that. It is the same injury that (Orlando Magic guard) Markelle Fultz dealt with. The only difference is mine is my left shoulder, not my shooting shoulder, so it is not as bad."

Turner was scoring 12.3 points per game - his third straight season with a double-digit average - but the injury clearly was impacting his game. His shooting percentage dipped from 42.2% in 2018-19 to 31% this year.

"After he met with the media today, Lamonte and his family sat down with me and he informed me of his decision," Barnes said in a statement released by the university. "He gave everything he had for 4 1/2 years, he earned his degree and he played a key role in establishing the culture of our program. We all love Lamonte and are saddened that he is unable to continue playing at this time. We'll continue to support him as he takes his next steps."

Turner's injury cast a pall on what otherwise would have been a day to celebrate.

Barnes improved his record to 700-367 record in 32 seasons at George Mason (1987-88), Providence (1988-94), Clemson (1994-98), Texas (1998-2015) and Tennessee (2015-present).

"God has blessed me in more ways than I certainly deserve," Barnes said in his postgame press conference.

Barnes said earning his 700th win wasn't on his mind until his players gave him a reminder by pouring water on him as he tried to deliver his postgame speech in the locker room.

"I really hadn't thought about it," Barnes said. "If I would have, when I had walked in the locker room, I would have been prepared for those guys to hit me with the water. I wasn't. I should have been because they were very quiet."

Tennessee (8-3) withstood an early 7 1/2-minute scoring drought and bounced back from consecutive losses to No. 11 Memphis and Cincinnati. The setback against Memphis snapped the Vols' 31-game home winning streak.

Pons had 11 points and nine rebounds to go with his six blocks. John Fulkerson added 16 points for Tennessee. Josiah-Jordan James provided 10 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Ty Hudson scored 11 points for Jacksonville State (4-8).

Tennessee missed 12 straight shots to fall behind 16-13 with less than seven minutes left in the first half. The Vols answered with an 8-0 spurt that included consecutive 3-pointers from Bowden, who was playing a day after the death of his grandmother.

"I knew my grandmother would want me to play tonight," Bowden said. "It's tough, but my mom told me to stay focused, go out there and if you want to play, play (and) if you don't, don't. She knew I wanted to play, and I'm glad we got the win today."

Tennessee only led 30-26 at halftime but pulled away by shooting 59.4% in the second half.

"The start of the second half, we were so out of sync in the defensive end," Jacksonville State coach Ray Harper said. "We weren't alert. Weak-side defense was non-existent, and they made us play."

BIG PICTURE

Jacksonville State: Hudson's performance should provide the Gamecocks with some confidence even after a lopsided loss. Hudson followed up a 19-point performance in a blowout of Delaware State by reaching double figures again Saturday. He has shot 11 of 14 over his last two games. Before this stretch, Hudson had gone just 18 of 59 from the floor.

Tennessee: The defense that has carried Tennessee this season delivered a more characteristic performance Saturday after not showing up at Cincinnati. Now the Vols must figure out how to sort out their backcourt without Turner. Freshman point guard Santiago Vescovi arrives on campus next week and could help out. Barnes said Friday that Vescovi was "highly unlikely" to play this season, but Turner's absence could change those plans.

PONS' BLOCK PARTY

Pons is the seventh Tennessee player to block six shots in a game. The others are Reggie Johnson against Vanderbilt in March 1977 and against Biscayne in November 1978, Doug Roth against LSU in January 1989, Elgrace Wilborn against Georgetown in the 2003 NIT, Wayne Chism against Kansas in January 2009, Kyle Alexander against TCU in January 2016 and Grant Williams against Texas A&M in December 2016.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Even after this win, Tennessee appears likely to fall out of the Top 25. That's the price the Vols pay for their poor performance at Cincinnati.

UP NEXT

Jacksonville State hosts National Christian College Athletic Association program Carver College on Dec. 28.

Tennessee hosts Wisconsin on Dec. 28.

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Leaders

Jacksonville State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Perdue 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Welsch 0 0 0 1 1 0
Tennessee PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Johnson 0 0 0 1 0 0
D. Pember 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

JacSt Tenn
Points For 53 75
Field Goals 20/54-37% 31/64-48%
Three Pointers 6/20-30% 7/26-27%
Free Throws 7/15-47% 6/6-100%
Offensive Rebounds 9 8
Defensive Rebounds 24 27
Rebounds 35 42
Blocks 5 6
Steals 6 7
Turnovers 16 10
Personal Fouls 11 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Tenn Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 21 JacSt 53 @ Tenn 75 D. Cook 2 O. Nkamhoua 4

Game Information

Stadium: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee
Attendance: 18,247
Game Time: