Hopson, Chism lead No. 8 Vols past Alabama, 63-56

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Wayne Chism scored all 11 of his points
over the final 7 minutes and No. 8 Tennessee held off Alabama for a
63-56 victory on Tuesday night.

Scotty Hopson scored 17 points and the short-handed Volunteers
(15-2, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) remained in survival mode,
overcoming cold shooting by making it an even tougher night for the
Crimson Tide shooters.

Tennessee held Alabama (11-7, 1-3) to only one basket in the
final 3 minutes, 30 seconds and made 5 of 6 free throws down the
stretch to ice the win.

The Vols shot 39 percent but limited Alabama to 38 percent and
held leading scorer Mikhail Torrance to three points.

The Vols are now 5-0 playing without four players either
suspended or dismissed following their Jan. 1 arrests, including
Saturday's 71-69 overtime win over Mississippi.