KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jordan McRae scored 25 points and Tennessee shot 55.4 percent from the floor Friday to defeat Tennessee State 88-67 for its third consecutive victory.
McRae has led the Volunteers (3-1) in scoring in each of their first four games.
Jarnell Stokes added 16 points and eight rebounds for Tennessee, which didn't commit a single turnover in the first 16 ½ minutes of the game. Robert Hubbs III added 10 points.
Patrick Miller scored 20 points, M.J. Rhett had 14 and Jay Harris added 12 for Tennessee State (0-6).
Tennessee State, which went 18-15 last season, is 0-6 for the first time since 1999-2000.
Tennessee State watched its record against Southeastern Conference opponents fall to 1-21. Tennessee State's only victory over an SEC foe was a 64-63 triumph over South Carolina on Nov. 20, 2011.