published Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Mississippi breezes past Tennessee 92-74

Tennessee guard Trae Golden, front left, and Mississippi guard Derrick Millinghaus struggle for control of a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA game Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville.
Tennessee guard Trae Golden, front left, and Mississippi guard Derrick Millinghaus struggle for control of a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA game Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

KNOXVILLE — Marshall Henderson scored a career-high 32 points Wednesday night as Mississippi defeated Tennessee 92-74 in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams, giving the Rebels their first road victory over the Volunteers in 22 years.

Mississippi (12-2) had lost 11 straight times to Tennessee in Knoxville since a 93-88 triumph on Feb. 27, 1991.

Jarvis Summers scored 16 points and Murphy Holloway and Reginald Buckner each had double-doubles for the Rebels, who have won four straight games. Holloway had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Buckner scored 13 points and pulled down 15 rebounds.

Jordan McRae scored 26 points to match his career high for Tennessee (8-5), which closed a six-game home stand with its second consecutive loss. Jarnell Stokes added 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.

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