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Oakland upsets #7 Tennessee 89-82

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Keith Benson had 26 points and 10

rebounds and Oakland beat No. 7 Tennessee 89-82 on Tuesday night,

three days after losing by a point to then-No. 7 Michigan State.

It was the Golden Grizzlies' second win over a ranked opponent

in 27 tries and only the second time the Volunteers have lost on

their home court to a non-conference opponent in coach Bruce

Pearl's six seasons. The loss came one day after Tennessee climbed

into the Top 10 after beating Pittsburgh.

The Vols held a 76-68 lead with 7:18 left, but their physical

play inside drew foul after foul. Oakland (6-5) used a 13-0 run of

mostly free throws and took an 81-76 lead that it would not

relinquish.

Tennessee (7-1) missed four free throws and a few 3-pointers

down the stretch that could have cut the lead.

Brian Williams led the Vols with 18 points and 13 rebounds and

Melvin Goins had 18 points.

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