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COL BKB: Tennessee 85, Belmont 76

Nov. 17, 2010 at 12:29 AM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Scotty Hobson scored 18 points Tuesday to lead No. 23 Tennessee past Belmont 85-76 in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament.

Freshman forward Tobias Harris added 16 points and seven rebounds in 29 minutes for the Volunteers (2-0), who face Missouri State Wednesday for a berth in the tournament semifinals in New York.

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Cameron Tatum was the only other Tennessee player to score in double figures. The Vols shot 53.2 percent from the field but made only 3-of-11 from 3-point range.

Belmont (0-1) also had three players in double figures. Ian Clark led the Bruins with 18 points. Drew Hanlen scored 13 points and Mick Hedgepeth added 10.

Tennessee took a 41-35 lead at halftime and outscored Belmont 44-41 in the second half.

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