After a 9-9 tie on a three pointer from Valencia McFarland with 15:26 to play, the Lady Vols took an 18-15 lead with 8:34 remaining in the half. Five of Ole Miss’ first six field goals were threes.
Tennessee used a 10-2 run to push ahead 28-19 with 3:15 remaining in the half. A jumper from Amber Singletary cut the Lady Vols’ lead to 28-21 with less than two minutes to play as Tennessee led by 11 at the break, 32-21.
McFarland led the Rebels at the half with 11 points while Singletary had five. Danielle McCray and Faleru each had three rebounds. Tennessee held a 24-15 advantage in rebounding . Ole Miss shot 29.6 percent from the floor (8-27) while Tennessee shot 39.4 percent (13-33).
In the second half, Tennessee took an early 11-point lead, 32-11, before a put back from McCray cut the Lady Vols’ lead to four, 38-34, with 16:18 left to play. Tennessee pushed its lead to 11, 64-56, with just over a minute to play.
For the game, Ole Miss shot 37.3 percent from the floor (22-59) while Tennessee shot 43.6 percent (24-55).
Ole Miss will play at No. 15 Georgia Thursday night at 6 p.m. CT.
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