It was not a good night for the UT basketball Vols as they lost to the Ole Miss Rebels 92-74. The win pushed Ole Miss, which is the leading scoring team in the SEC to 12-2. The loss dropped UT to 8-5 overall. This is the first road victory over the Vols in 22 years. Mississippi (12-2) had lost 11 straight times to Tennessee in Knoxville since a 93-88 triumph on Feb. 27, 1991.
Leading Ole Miss in scoring was Marshall Henderson, who had 32 career-high point. The Rebels Murphy Holloway had 15 points, with 12 rebounds and Reginald Buckner scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Jarvis Summers dropped in 16.
The Vols were lead in scoring by Jordan McRae, who had a career-high of 26 points. Jarnell Stokes had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Mississippi capitalized on a major edge at the foul line. The Rebels went 38 of 44 on free throws. Tennessee was 17 of 26. The Rebels also controlled the free-throw line, making 38-of-44 for 86.4 percent.
The closest UT could come was five points with 13 minutes left in the first half, when Jordan McRae hit a much needed 3-pointer. But Ole Miss went on a 6-0 run and never looked back.
By Nancy Morris