KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ramar Smith scored 19 points and second-ranked Tennessee beat Auburn 89-70 on Wednesday night.
Tyler Smith added 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Vols (24-2, 11-1 Southeastern Conference), who extended their home winning streak to 30 games. JaJuan Smith and Chris Lofton both had 12 points.
The Tigers (13-11, 3-8) outrebounded the Vols 23-20 in the first half, but couldn't find a way to take advantage of it with 22 percent shooting from the field.
Frank Tolbert led Auburn with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Quan Prowell added 21 points and Rasheem Barrett had 14 points.
Auburn kept the margin tight 10 minutes into the first half until Tennessee jumped into a 24-5 run that put the Vols up 46-20 at halftime with the help of 58 percent shooting.
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