Vols Cruise past The Citadel for 3rd straight win

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Yemi Makanjuola had a career-high 18 points and 11 rebounds off the bench to help Tennessee keep The Citadel at bay in an 86-55 victory Thursday night.

Makanjuola scored all of his points consecutively, starting when he put back a missed free throw by Renaldo Woolridge to give the Volunteers a 62-38 lead with 10:48 to play. His final points came as he tipped in a missed shot by Jordan McRae for a 78-48 lead with 2:31 left.

Skylar McBee hit 4 of 5 from 3-point range in the first half for Tennessee (6-6). Two of those launched a 15-3 run that gave the Vols a 31-17 lead 4:31 before halftime.

The Vols shot 55.9 percent (33 of 59) en route to their biggest victory margin this season. The Bulldogs hit 39.3 percent (22 of 56) in their eighth straight loss.

Mike Groselle led The Citadel (2-10) with 21 points.