Vols lose to Texas A&M 83-66

The Tennessee Vols went on the road for the first time in the young 2002-03 season and received their first loss of the year.

Kevin Turner scored all of his 16 points in the second half, including four straight 3-pointers in the final 3:05, to lead A&M to an 83-66 win over Tennessee on Wednesday.

Bernard King added 19 points and 11 assists to lead the Aggies (4-1) and hit a final three-pointer with three seconds remaining to cap off a 14 point second half.

Tennessee (2-1) trailed by as many as 15, but cut the lead to 63-62 with 5:26 remaining. C.J. Watson stepped to the free-throw line with a chance to tie the game, then the bottom fell out for the Vols. That is when Turner really lit up the scoreboard.

Ron Slay scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half to bring the Vols back into the game before the Aggies' barrage of 3-pointers. Slay also had 12 rebounds.

Texas A&M scored on its last six possessions, hitting five three-pointers in the final three minutes.

Texas A&M never trailed and took a 12 point lead three times in the opening half. The Aggies led 39-27 at halftime.


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