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Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Fall To 10th Ranked Tennessee
Michael Almonacy led App with 14 points coming off the bench.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Fall to 10th Ranked Tennessee

App State men’s basketball dropped a 79-38 decision at No. 10 Tennessee on Tuesday evening.

Michael Almonacy paced the Mountaineers with a team high nine points, a team high tying six rebounds and a team leading three assists.

Kendall Lewis chipped in with eight points and R.J. Wilson knocked down a pair of 3-pointers to finish with six points and a career high tying four rebounds off the bench. Donovan Gregory had five points and a team high tying six rebounds and Adrian Delph also had five points.

Tennessee (3-0) scored the first 13 points of the game to take control early. App State used a quick 6-2 spurt, getting four points from Almonacy during the run, to pull within 18-6. The Volunteers countered with the next 10 points and pushed their lead to 36-13 at the break.

After App State scored the first three points of the second half, Tennessee responded with nine straight points to build a 29-point lead and put the game away.

Victor Bailey Jr. led four Volunteers in double figures with a game high 13 points. Jaden Springer and John Fulkerson each had 12 points and Josiah-Jordan James finished with 11 points.

App State will return to the High Country for back-to-back home games against Greensboro College on Thursday and Columbia International on Friday. Both games will begin at 6 p.m.