No. 6 Vols overcome slow start, beat Texas A&M-CC 79-51

UT Campus (WVLT) The No. 6 Tennessee Volunteers played sloppily out the gate, but overcame that slow start to beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 79-51 on Sunday.

At one point, the Vols trailed the Islanders (4-4) 15-8 nearly nine minutes into the first half. They turned over the ball five times in that span.

The team then rallied back on a pair of three-point jumpers by Jordan Bone and Admiral Schofield to help draw even.

Schofield finished with a team-leading 16 points. He also had four steals.

Grant Williams had 14 points and nine rebounds to complement two blocks.

Jordan Bowden, who came off the bench for the second straight game in lieu of Yves Pons, scored 14 points.

Pons and Kyle Alexander combined for eight of the team's 13 turnovers.

The Vols improved to 6-1 on the season and are a perfect 5-0 at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Next up, Tennessee will travel to Phoenix to play No. 1 Gonzaga next Sunday, Dec. 9. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. ET.