Slay, who entered the game needing 16 points to enter the Vols' scoring club, hit a baseline jumper with 8:01 remaining to surpass the mark.
Freshman point guard C.J. Watson started off the first half with a hot hand. Watson hit three straight three-point field goals. He finished the game with 9 points and 8 assists in 31 minutes of action. This, Watson's second game of college action, had a very solid showing.
Jason Conley, the NCAA leading scorer last season, led the Keydets with 25 points.
Tennessee broke open a close game in the first half with a 13-2 keyed consecutive baskets by Slay. When Stanley Asumnu hit a three-pointer at the buzzer, the Vols went into halftime with a 41-27 advantage.
The Vols travel to Texas A&M Dec. 4 to take on the Aggies of the Big 12 Conference in an 8 p.m. (EST) tipoff. The upcoming contest will be the biggest for the Vols of their short season.