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Rick Barnes records 800th win as a head coach

No. 5 Tennessee (21-6, 11-3 SEC) defeated Texas A&M (15-12, 6-8 SEC), 86-51, Saturday at Food City Center.

The Vols led, 37-27, at halftime.

It was Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes’ 800th career victory as a head coach. The win also avenged an earlier loss to the Aggies this season. Barnes is the 15th coach in NCAA Division I history to win 800 games.

Dalton Knecht totaled 24 points and seven rebounds for the Vols, while Jonas Aidoo posted another solid performance, recording a double-double as he had 18 points and 14 rebounds.

Tobe Awaka finished with 12 points and six rebounds. Zakai Zeigler recorded nine points, 14 assists, nine rebounds and four steals, while not committing a turnover.

Wade Taylor IV and Tyrece Radford each scored 11 points to lead the Aggies.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire