SAM Samford Bulldogs 70
Samford Bulldogs Samford Overall (10-3)
ATS (6-1)
O/U (3-3-1)
December 19 2018
- SEC Network+
TENN Tennessee Volunteers 83
Tennessee Volunteers Tennessee Overall (9-1)
ATS (4-3-1)
O/U (5-3)
Final
Money Line Total: 147 Spread ATS
12
731 Samford Bulldogs +2000 Under -110 (+22.5) -110 Cover: 9.5
3238
732 Tennessee Volunteers -6000 Over -110 (-22.5) -110 OVER: 153
4142
Final
Money Line Total: 147 Spread ATS
731 SAM +2000 Under: -110 (+22.5) -110 Cover: 9.5
732 TENN -6000 Over: -110 (-22.5) -110 OVER: 153
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/19/2018
4:45 PM
TENN
-6000
SAM
+2000
12/19/2018
4:39 PM
TENN
-6000
SAM
+2000
12/19/2018
4:33 PM
TENN
-6000
SAM
+2000
12/19/2018
9:24 AM
TENN
-6000
SAM
+2000
12/19/2018
9:03 AM
TENN
-6000
SAM
+2000
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/19/2018
4:45 PM
TENN(-22.5)
-110
SAM
-110
12/19/2018
4:39 PM
TENN(-22.5)
-110
SAM
-110
12/19/2018
4:33 PM
TENN(-22.5)
-110
SAM
-110
12/19/2018
9:24 AM
TENN(-22.5)
-110
SAM
-110
12/19/2018
9:03 AM
TENN(-22.5)
-110
SAM
-110
12/19/2018
7:15 AM
TENN(-22.5)
-110
SAM
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/19/2018
4:45 PM
147
-110
147
-110
12/19/2018
4:39 PM
147½
-110
147½
-110
12/19/2018
4:33 PM
148½
-110
148½
-110
12/19/2018
9:24 AM
149½
-110
149½
-110
Recap

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jordan Bone listened to his coach's advice and responded with the most productive game of his career.

Bone set career highs with 24 points and 11 assists, and No. 3 Tennessee beat Samford 83-70 on Wednesday night for its fifth consecutive victory. The junior guard said he talked with coach Rick Barnes for about 90 minutes after Tuesday's practice as they both went over game films.

"It was really important, and I took a lot away from that conversation (about) just having a sense of urgency out there, always applying pressure and owning my spots on the court," Bone said. "That's what I took away from it."

Bone's previous career high in scoring was a 23-point performance against Vanderbilt on Jan. 14, 2017. The junior guard's previous best in assists was 10, which came against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Dec. 2. Bone shot 11 of 16 and committed only two turnovers.

"He really wants to be a good player," Barnes said. "I think it gets back to him understanding just how talented he is and where he's most effective."

Admiral Schofield scored 18 points and Grant Williams had 13 of his 16 points after halftime to help Tennessee (9-1) snap Samford's three-game winning streak. Kyle Alexander added 10 points.

Ruben Guerrero had 16 points and eight rebounds before fouling out for Samford (10-3). Kevion Nolan scored 13 points and Myron Gordon had 12. Josh Sharkey added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Tennessee seized control by going on a 16-0 run late in the first half while Williams was on the bench in foul trouble. The Southeastern Conference scoring leader picked up his second foul with 7:46 left in the first half and didn't return until after the intermission.

Bone, Jordan Bowden and Schofield made consecutive 3-pointers to open that 16-0 spurt, which highlighted a first half full of momentum swings. That included a 12-0 run by Samford before Tennessee pulled away.

"I think we just got tired, fatigued," Guerrero said. "We didn't have too many players rotating. They got us. They played really, really physical."

Samford hung around early in the second half, but its hopes for an upset took a major hit when Guerrero picked up his fourth foul at the 15:30 mark. The 7-footer didn't return until 8:43 remained

BIG PICTURE

Samford: The Bulldogs may have lost the game, but they still have reason for optimism after staying competitive most of the way in while facing a top-five opponent on the road. This loss dropped Samford's road record to 3-2 after the Bulldogs went just 2-15 in road games last season. Samford entered the night having produced its best 12-game start since the 1960-61 season.

Tennessee: The Vols' ability to take over while Williams was on the bench bodes well for the long term. Tennessee also continues getting a major boost from Schofield's improved 3-point shooting. Schofield was 2 of 3 from beyond the arc Tuesday and has gone 12 of 21 on 3-point attempts over his last 3 games.

MEDICAL REPORT

Tennessee played a fourth straight game without guard Lamonte' Turner because of a shoulder injury. The issue has caused the 2017-18 Southeastern Conference co-sixth man of the year to appear in just three games this season.

The Vols also were missing reserve forward John Fulkerson, also due to a shoulder injury. Barnes said Fulkerson could have played if necessary.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Tennessee figures to stay at the No. 3 spot next week as long as it beats Wake Forest on Saturday. The Vols likely won't move any higher until No. 1 Kansas or No. 2 Duke loses.

KEY STATS

Tennessee outscored Samford 52-22 in the paint despite getting outrebounded 39-36. ... Schofield matched a career high with four steals. ... Sharkey flirted with a triple-double before finishing with 10 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists - but the Samford guard also had seven turnovers.

UP NEXT

Samford hosts UNC Greensboro on Saturday.

Tennessee hosts Wake Forest on Saturday.

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Matchup
Bulldogs Overall
W/L 10-3
ATS 6-1
Pts For 76.8
Pts Against 68.5
Total 3-3-1
Bulldogs Away
W/L 3-2
ATS 4-0
Pts For 68.8
Pts Against 67.2
Total 1-3
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-19
6:00 PM
at Tennessee L 83-70 W (22.5) O (147)
12-17
6:30 PM
Houston Baptist W 85-61
12-13
6:30 PM
Morehead State W 77-72 L (-7) T (149)
12-9
4:00 PM
at Alabama A&M W 77-59
11-29
6:30 PM
Belmont L 99-93 W (7.5) O (154.5)
11-25
6:30 PM
South Carolina State W 77-60
11-23
6:00 PM
at Purdue Fort Wayne W 74-66 W (4) U (161)
11-20
6:00 PM
at Ohio State L 68-50 W (21.5) U (145.5)
11-18
4:00 PM
at Cleveland State W 73-60 W (PICK) U (153.5)
11-14
6:30 PM
Miles W 66-57
Avg. Points For 74.2
Avg. Points Against 68.5
ATS 5-1
Over/Under 2-3-1
Volunteers Overall
W/L 9-1
ATS 4-3-1
Pts For 84.7
Pts Against 68.0
Total 5-3
Volunteers Home
W/L 7-0
ATS 2-2-1
Pts For 84.0
Pts Against 61.1
Total 3-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-19
6:00 PM
Samford W 83-70 L (-22.5) O (147)
12-15
11:00 AM
at Memphis W 102-92 W (-8) O (156.5)
12-9
2:00 PM
at Gonzaga W 76-73 W (3.5) U (160.5)
12-2
11:00 AM
Texas A&M-CC W 79-51
11-28
5:30 PM
Eastern Kentucky W 95-67 T (-28) U (165)
11-23
8:50 PM
at Kansas L 87-81 L (3.5) O (151.5)
11-21
4:00 PM
Louisville W 92-81 W (-7.5) O (145.5)
11-13
8:00 PM
Georgia Tech W 66-53 L (-15.5) U (139.5)
11-9
6:00 PM
Louisiana-Lafayette W 87-65 W (-16) O (149.5)
11-6
6:00 PM
Lenoir-Rhyne W 86-41
Avg. Points For 84.7
Avg. Points Against 68.0
ATS 4-3-1
Over/Under 5-3
Scoring
Samford
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Ruben Guerrero (C) 25:005-10 50%0-0 0%6-9 66.7%4800005-616
Kevion Nolan (G) 16:005-7 71.4%3-5 60%0-0 0%0022010-813
Myron Gordon (G) 26:003-9 33.3%1-3 33.3%5-5 100%1211000-912
Josh Sharkey (G) 38:002-10 20%0-3 0%6-7 85.7%51073073-910
Brandon Austin (G) 27:003-11 27.3%2-7 28.6%0-0 0%0201003-98
Robert Allen (F) 34:002-8 25%1-3 33.3%0-1 0%2112024415
Logan Dye (F) 15:002-3 66.7%0-0 0%0-0 0%0100002-74
Deandre Thomas (G) 13:001-2 50%0-0 0%0-0 0%0010000-42
Stefan Lakic (F) 6:000-3 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%0000000-140
Jalen Dupree (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Steven Fitzgerald (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Stanley Henderson Jr. (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
JT Mumber (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Tennessee
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Jordan Bone (G) 37:0011-16 68.8%2-4 50%0-0 0%111100211924
Admiral Schofield (F) 38:008-13 61.5%2-3 66.7%0-0 0%07240101218
Grant Williams (F) 27:005-9 55.6%0-0 0%6-9 66.7%15212021016
Kyle Alexander (F) 25:003-5 60%0-0 0%4-7 57.1%1500133210
Jordan Bowden (G) 23:002-7 28.6%1-5 20%1-2 50%0331024116
Derrick Walker (F) 6:002-2 100%0-0 0%1-2 50%0100003-15
Yves Pons (F) 32:002-4 50%0-1 0%0-0 0%2941113114
Jalen Johnson (G) 12:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%130000110
D.J. Burns (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Lucas Campbell (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jacob Fleschman (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
John Fulkerson (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Brock Jancek (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Zach Kent (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Lamonte Turner (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Brad Woodson (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/19/2018
4:45 PM
TENN(-13)
-110
SAM
-110
12/19/2018
4:33 PM
TENN(-13)
-110
SAM
-110
12/19/2018
10:45 AM
TENN(-13)
-110
SAM
-110
12/19/2018
9:45 AM
TENN(-13)
-110
SAM
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/19/2018
4:45 PM
69
-110
69
-110
12/19/2018
4:33 PM
69½
-110
69½
-110
12/19/2018
10:45 AM
70
-110
70
-110
12/19/2018
9:45 AM
70½
-110
70½
-110