KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Tyler Smith's 15 points and five steals sparked the lethargic Tennessee Volunteers Friday night as they fought off Prairie View A&M, 89-75.
Their home winning streak reached 19 games.
Aaron Smith scored 21 for the Panthers (1-2) and Brian Ezeh had 15.
Prairie View A&M owned a 36-35 halftime lead, but Tennessee began the second period with a 13-5 run. The Panthers trailed by only two with 1:37 remaining. Smith then made a free throw and hit a jumper to initiate a late surge.