Vols win NIT Season Tip-Off opener over Louisville

By  | 

Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Grant Williams scored 24 points and No. 5 Tennessee had five players In double figures to beat Louisville 92-81 in the first semifinal of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Wednesday night.

Admiral Schofield added 20 points for the Vols (4-0), who shot 54 percent from the field. The win was the 664th of Tennessee coach Rick Barnes' career. It moved him past John Wooden on the all-time Division I wins list.

Trailing 77-70 with 6:51 left, Louisville coach Chris Mack got called for a technical foul when he didn't like an over-the-back call on Dwayne Sutton. The Cardinals could never recover.

Jordan Nwora had 23 points and 10 assists to lead Louisville (3-1).

The second game of the doubleheader was No. 2 Kansas against Marquette.