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 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Tyler Smith had the first triple-double in school history, helping No. 10 Tennessee romp to an 87-69 win over UNC-Ashville on Wednesday night.
Smith finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, helping the Vols give coach Bruce Pearl career victory No. 400.
Smith, a 6-foot-7 junior forward, got his 10th assist on Scotty Hopson's 3-pointer with 7:47 left. A minute later, Smith got a standing ovation when the feat was announced to the crowd.
Pearl, in his fourth season at Tennessee and 17th overall, joined some legendary company by winning his 400th after coaching 509 games. Only Adolph Rupp, Clair Bee, Jerry Tarkanian, Roy Williams and Henry Iba reached the 400-victory plateau in fewer games.
st the Bulldogs (3-4).
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