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Vols' Daniel thrives in different role with his new team
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NCAA Division I scoring champion James Daniel III has willingly accepted a more complementary role with his new team this season after making the move from Howard to Tennessee.But the graduate transfer has shown the last week he's still capable of producing points in bunches at any level. Daniel has averaged 16.5 points and has shot a combined 8 of 14 from 3-point range over his last two games as a catalyst for Tennessee's productive bench crew. The 6-foot guard will try to help the 18th-ranked Volunteers (16-5, 6-3 SEC) earn their fifth straight victory Saturday when they host Mississippi (11-11, 4-5).Tennessee's surprising season has justified Daniel's decision to test himself against major-conference opposition in his final season of eligibility, even though it has dramatically reduced his individual production."I wanted to try to win an SEC championship and also a national championship," Daniel said.

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