COLUMBIA, S.C. — The 22nd-ranked Tennessee Volunteers did not hesitate from deep on Saturday.
The Vols' first 12 points all came from behind the arc. Junior guard Josiah-Jordan James, once again, came out shooting lights-out to start the game. He hit back-to-back three-pointers and scored 11 of UT's first 19 points.
James finished with a career-high, 20 points and Tennessee overall finished the game shooting 54% from three.
The Vols, 81- 57, win over South Carolina gave Tennessee its fifth consecutive conference win.
Super-senior John Fulkerson tied an all-time SEC record of games played with 152 games played.
Freshman guard Zakai Zeigler was the difference-maker in the second half for Tennessee.
Zeigler hit three consecutive buckets to open the second half, including back-to-back three-pointers. He finished with a career-high, 18 points.
Tennessee also only had eight turnovers all game, their least amount of mistakes since December 11th, 2021 against UNC Greensboro.
The Vols now move to 7-3 in the SEC.
UP NEXT: Tennessee travels to Mississippi State on Wednesday.