OLE MISS 77, TENNESSEE 72 (OT)
Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, La.
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.
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.
"They beat us at playing their game." -- Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin
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.
Patrick Brown has been the University of Tennessee beat writer since January 2011. A native of Memphis, Brown graduated from UT in May of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Electronic Media and worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel for two years on the sports editorial staff and as a freelance contributor. If it’s the NBA, the NFL or SEC football and basketball, he’s probably reading about it or watching it on TV. Contact him ...