KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WCBI/AP) – Jordan McRae scored 26 points and shot 6 of 7 from 3-point range Wednesday as Tennessee defeated Ole Miss 86-70 to end the Rebels’ four-game winning streak.
McRae’s efforts helped Tennessee withstand a 26-point performance from Ole Miss senior Marshall Henderson, who was hurt in the opening minute and was held scoreless for the first 13 1/2 minutes of the game. Henderson has averaged 28.7 points in three career games against Tennessee (13-7, 4-3 SEC).
Jarnell Stokes had 13 points and 14 rebounds for Tennessee. Jeronne Maymon and Josh Richardson each added 16 points as the Volunteers went 11 of 20 on 3-pointers. Jarvis Summers had 16 for Ole Miss (14-6, 5-2).
Tennessee capitalized on a lineup change and bounced back from a 67-41 loss Saturday to No. 3 Florida, which was ranked sixth at the time. Freshman guard Darius Thompson made his third career start and had seven points and seven assists.
Ole Miss will will look to rebound this Saturday as they host South Carolina at the Tad Pad. Tip-off is scheduled for 12:30pm. The game will be broadcasted on WCBI.