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Dru Smith (white jersey) plays against Tennessee on Dec. 31, 2020 (Photo: LG Patterson)

No. 7 Tennessee routs No. 12 Missouri 73-53 in SEC opener

(AP) — Santiago Vescovi scored 15 points and Yves Pons and Jaden Springer added 13 apiece as No. 7 Tennessee routed No. 12 Missouri 73-53 in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

The Volunteers shot 50% from the field and 5 of 7 from long range on the way to their seventh straight win.

Xavier Pinson led Missouri with 11 points.

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