Mississippi beats Tennessee 77-72 in overtime

Mississippi beats Tennessee 77-72 in overtime

March 10th, 2012 by Patrick Brown in Sportscollege

Tennessee guard Skylar McBee (13) fights Mississippi guard Jarvis Summers (32) for a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in New Orleans.

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OLE MISS 77, TENNESSEE 72 (OT)

Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals

New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, La.

STARS

Terrance Henry led Ole Miss with 19 points and seven rebounds, while Jarvis Summers scored 17. Henry, the 6-foot-9 wing, was a difficult matchup for the Vols, scoring a dozen in the last three minutes of regulation and overtime. For Tennessee, Trae Golden scored 21 points, Cam Tatum added 15 and Jeronne Maymon had 11 points and 17 rebounds.

STAT OF THE NIGHT

The Volunteers settled for 34 3-pointers (making 11) and shot just 28 percent against the Rebels' 2-3 zone defense. Ole Miss had a 38-12 scoring advantage inside the paint.

TURNING POINT

After Skylar McBee's 3-point bank shot to tie the game at 61 with 2.1 seconds left, the Rebels scored on their first three overtime possessions. Their lone two misses in overtime were put back for layups off offensive rebounds. The Vols trimmed a seven-point deficit to two, but a blown call denied UT a chance at possession down 74-72.

SAY WHAT?

"They beat us at playing their game." -- Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin

WHAT'S NEXT

UT (18-14) awaits its postseason fate -- the NCAA tournament or the NIT -- which should be announced Sunday. Ole Miss (20-12) plays either Georgia or Vanderbilt this afternoon.