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Vols defeat Alabama for third consecutive victory

No. 7 Tennessee (14-4, 4-1 SEC) defeated Alabama (12-6, 4-1 SEC), 91-71, Saturday at Food City Center.

The Vols led, 50-37, at halftime.

It was the third consecutive victory for Tennessee, which forced 22 Crimson Tide turnovers.

Tennessee’s Dalton Knecht totaled a game-high 25 points. Jonas Aidoo recorded 19 points, five rebounds and four blocks for the Vols, who had six turnovers in the contest.

Jordan Gainey scored 15 points, all in the first-half. He also recorded five rebounds and three steals. Santiago Vescovi had 10 points, five assists and two steals for Tennessee.

Zakai Zeigler and Jahmai Mashack finished with eight points each. Zeigler also had six assists and four steals, while Mashack totaled four rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Mark Sears led the Crimson Tide with 22 points.

Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire