KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Trae Golden scored 25 as Tennessee beat No. 23 and previously unbeaten Wichita State 69-60 Thursday.
The Volunteers had lost their previous two games, 37-36 to Georgetown and 46-38 at Virginia.
"I just wanted to make sure we won that game," Golden said. "We couldn't afford to go on a three-game losing streak."
Tennessee (5-3) won despite playing most of the second half without leading scorer and rebounder Jarnell Stokes. He had six points and seven rebounds while playing just 18 minutes due to foul trouble.
The Vols ended the game with an 11-1 run. Golden made 6 of 8 free throws during the run to keep Wichita State (9-1) from its first 10-0 start.
Tampa 82, Shaw 81, OT: The host Spartans (7-0) rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit. Da'Markco Foster led all scorers with 26, one of four UT players in double figures.
No. 16 Creighton: Guard Josh Jones, who passed out before a game Dec. 6, will have a procedure Tuesday to restore a normal heart rhythm.
Rutgers suspends coach: Rutgers suspended coach Mike Rice for three games without pay and fined him $50,000. Athletic director Tim Pernetti said only it was for inappropriate behavior and language, not NCAA violations. "It is imperative our head coaches act and lead in a responsible manner," he said. "This was not an easy decision … but absolutely necessary to ensure what is best for our program." Associate head coach David Cox will lead the team.