Tennessee Volunteers Blow Past Louisiana-Monroe in 2nd Half, Move to 2-0

Rick GillispieCorrespondent IINovember 17, 2011

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 10:  Trae Golden #11 of the Tennessee Volunteers shoots against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the first round of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at the Georgia Dome on March 10, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Tennessee Volunteers started a little slow and gave their fans a minor scare.

The Vols managed 33 first half points against Louisiana-Monroe. The bad thing was Monroe had 33 points also.

Whatever Coach Martin said to his players at halftime worked, as the Vols scored 52 in the second half.

Tennessee outscored the Warhawks 52-29 to win their second straight game by 23 points.

Trae Golden lead Tennessee is scoring again, but it was easily a team effort, as five Vols scored in double figures.

Besides Golden's 17 points, the Vols got good games from Skylar McBee (15 points), Cameron Tatum (13 points), Josh Richardson (11 points) and Jeronne Maymon (11 points).

Maymon would also grab 11 boards for his double-double.

Now Tennessee will travel to Maui and see what the really can do.

First up is the Duke Blue Devils. A loss in that game and things wont get any easier.

Their next opponent will be either Michigan or Memphis.

The key for Coach Martin is to keep his players focused on the season goal and not worry if the lose a couple of games here.