NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Wayne Chism had 16 points and 15
rebounds as No. 15 Tennessee beat Mississippi 76-65 in the
Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals on Friday.
J.P. Prince added 17 points for Tennessee (25-7), which is 7-0
this season when Chism gets a double-double.
The Vols' win sets up a Saturday rematch with their most bitter
rival, No. 2 Kentucky, which overcame an 11-point deficit to beat
Alabama 73-67 earlier Friday.
With the teams tied at 44, Tennessee went on a 9-0 run
punctuated by a jump shot by Cameron Tatum to take a 53-44 lead
with 13:21 left.
Mississippi (21-10) answered with back-to-back 3s by Chris
Warren from opposite sides of the baseline and a free throw by
Trevor Gaskins - to trim the Vols' lead to 2.
Tennessee used free throws and paint points to pull away as the
Rebels went 5 minutes without hitting a field goal.
Chris Warren led Mississippi with 16 points.