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Mississippi guard Taylor Smith (21), center, loses the ball off her knee and out of bounds for a turnover while defended by Tennessee forward Lou Brown (21), left, and guard Rennia Davis (0) during an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Rennia Davis had 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting and No. 23 Tennessee beat Mississippi 84-28 on Thursday night, limiting the Rebels to their fewest points in program history.

It was Tennessee's largest margin of victory against a Southeastern Conference opponent since it beat Alabama 110-45 on Jan. 6, 2011 and was Mississippi's second-largest margin of defeat ever. The Lady Vols (12-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) beat Ole Miss by 67 points (119-52) on Feb. 8, 2001. The Rebels previous low for points in a game was 36.

Tennessee scored the first eight points, took a 17-3 lead with nearly four minutes left in the first quarter and used a 17-0 run to take a 30-point lead midway through the second quarter.

It was the fewest points allowed by the Lady Vols since they beat Manhattan 78-28 on Dec. 7, 1997.

Dominique Banks led the Rebels (7-9, 0-3) with 12 points.

Ole Miss, which shot 18.5% (10 of 54) from the field, missed 15 of its final 16 shots and scored just two points in the fourth quarter.

Davis added seven rebounds and five assists for Tennessee and Jordan Horston had 11 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and three steals.

some text Tennessee head coach Kellie Harper gives instructions against Mississippi during an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)
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