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Davis, No. 20 Lady Vols Hold Off Ole Miss 68-67

Davis, No. 20 Lady Vols Hold Off Ole Miss 68-67

Rennia Davis scored 21 points and No. 20 Tennessee went 11 of 11 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to hold off Mississippi 6867 on Thursday night.

KNOWVILLE, Tenn.: Rennia Davis scored 21 points and No. 20 Tennessee went 11 of 11 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to hold off Mississippi 68-67 on Thursday night.

The Lady Vols (11-3, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) trailed by as many as 13 points in the second quarter and was down one with less than two minutes to play.

Donnetta Johnson’s jumper at the 2:03 mark had Mississippi on top 61-60 before the Rebels had two misses on their next possession and a turnover after that. Meanwhile Jordan Walker and Jordan Horston each hit a pair of free throws and Davis made a layup for a 66-61 lead with 16 seconds left.

Mimi Reid converted a three-point play with 6.8 seconds left for Ole Miss but Rae Burrell iced it with a pair of free throws before Johnson’s 3 at the buzzer.

Burrell scored 17 points and Horston 13 for Tennessee, which overcame 2-of-10 shooting from 3-point range by going 16 of 19 at the foul line.

Johnson led Ole Miss with 19 points. Shakira Austin added 16 and Snudda Collins 13. The Rebels were 6 of 11 from distance but only got to the foul line 10 times, making seven.

Collins hit a 3-pointer to close the first quarter for an 18-8 Mississippi lead. She hit another early in the second quarter to make it 23-10 but the Lady Vols used a 9-0 run, six from Burrell, to help get within 33-30 at the half.

The Lady Vols are home against Florida and Ole Miss goes to LSU on Sunday.

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