Major foul trouble for Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- If Tennessee is going to hold off Vanderbilt, the Vols are going to have to do it despite major foul trouble.

Both Scotty Hopson and Kenny Hall picked up their fourth fouls in the early minutes of the second half. J.P. Prince came back a few minutes later and picked up a pair of technical fouls.

The Vols were able to build a lead as large as six points, but they're going to have to play a large chunk of this second half without some of their key players.

Senior center Wayne Chism has been awfully quiet. He's rebounding well, but has yet to score a field goal. The Vols, leading 51-47, are going to need him offensively these last 12 minutes.

With all this foul trouble, you keep thinking that Vanderbilt will be able to exploit Tennessee inside. But so far, that hasn't happened.