Vols keep on rolling

Once again Ron Slay led his team in scoring and to a big road win in the Southeastern Conference. Slay was also the team's leading scorer with 23 points. That is something Ron is getting accustomed to. The Vols have also started a nice little winning streak as well.

The Vols (14-6, 6-3 SEC) have won their last five consecutive games, including four straight SEC games. Tonight's win was UT's second straight SEC road victory.

Tennessee built a 10-point lead midway through the second half on a 15-0 run, holding the Razorbacks scoreless for over six minutes. Two Thaydeus Holden free throws following a technical foul on the Arkansas bench gave UT a 44-34 lead at the 10:44 mark.

The Vols, who led by as many as 13 in the second half, built its second half margin despite Slay's first field goal in the second half coming at the 6:26 mark.

Holden (17 points) and C.J. Watson (15 points) joined Slay in double-figures for the Vols.

Slay's 17 points helped lead Tennessee to a 28-25 halftime advantage. Slay connected on 7-of-12 from the field in the first half and scored eight of the Vols' first 10 points.

C.J. Watson hit a three-pointer that put the Vols up for good, 25-23, before the half with 2:39 to go in the half.

Dionisio Gomez lead the Hogs with 18 points. Arkansas falls to 7-13 overall and a dismal 2-7 in the SEC.

Tennessee returns home Saturday to take on No. 4 Florida at Thompson-Boling Arena in a 5 p.m. (EST) start. This will be a very pivotal game for the Vols to remain in the lead for a NCAA Tourney berth.

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