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Tennessee Vols Win Program-Record 16th Straight Game With Victory at Texas A&M

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsCollege Station, TX – With a 93-76 victory at Texas A&M Saturday night, No. 1 Tennessee Vols set the program record for consecutive wins at 16 games.

The Vols (20-1, 8-0 SEC) had one of their best offensive performances of the season Saturday, shooting a blazing-hot 65 percent from the field, including a 74 percent (31-of-42) mark on two-point field-goal attempts. Tennessee also assisted on a season-high 28 baskets in the game.

Jordan Bone [1] had another impressive outing at the point, dropping 18 points on 7-of-7 shooting from the floor with 10 assists.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Lamonte Turner (1) dribbles past Texas A&M Aggies guard TJ Starks (2) during the second half at Reed Arena. (John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports) [2]

Tennessee Volunteers guard Lamonte Turner (1) dribbles past Texas A&M Aggies guard TJ Starks (2) during the second half at Reed Arena. (John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports)

He became just the third Vol ever to have three points/assists double-doubles in a season, joining Tyrone Beaman (1982-83) and Rodney Woods (1974-75).

Grant Williams [3] also finished with a double-double, posting a game-high 22 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

It was his fifth of the season and marked the first game since 2013-14 that two Vols had a double-double in the same game (Jarnell Stokes and Jeronne Maymon vs. UMass [3/21/14]).

Lamonte Turner [4] had 19 points and seven assists in the win, while Jordan Bowden [5] dropped 16 points. Admiral Schofield [6] ended with 14 points and shot better than 50 percent from the field for the 12th time this year.

During the final 7:24 in the game, the Vols pulled away from the Aggies (8-12, 1-7 SEC) with a 15-4 run en route to the most points allowed by Texas A&M at home this season.

Tennessee jumped out to an early 28-9 lead after hitting 12 of its first 14 shots. Texas A&M fought back though, using a 20-6 run to pull within five and forcing UT to call a timeout at the 6:51 mark.

After going down early, the Aggies began turning to the long ball and crashing the glass for momentum. Texas A&M connected on six 3-pointers in the half and had five offensive boards for nine second-chance points.

The Vols stayed composed and didn’t let the raucous crowd get to them. Tennessee shot a 67-percent clip (20-of-30) from the floor to help it take a 46-39 lead into halftime. Bone, Schofield and Williams each had 10 points in the frame.

Up Next for Tennessee Vols

The Tennessee Vols return home for a three-game stand, beginning with a matchup against Missouri on Tuesday, February 4th at 8:00pm CT on ESPN2.