1:30 PM ET, January 16, 2010
Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee
Chism hits 6 straight free throws in OT to lead Tennessee's comeback win
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Wayne Chism took a deep breath and announced to everyone gathered around him during his post-game interview: "I'm tired."It was no surprise.Chism played 41 minutes and scored 26 points, including six consecutive free throws in overtime, to bail Tennessee (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 9 AP) out for a second time in three days as the Volunteers beat Mississippi (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) 71-69 on Saturday."I had to fight through it because I knew I was going to have to play a lot of minutes because that was a tough team out there," Chism said.
• Wayne Chism scored six of the Volunteers' 12 overtime points to lead Tennessee to its sixth straight win. Chism led all scorers with a season-high 26 points and also grabbed 12 rebounds.
• Tennessee has won 23 of its last 26 home conference games and 10 of its last 11 home games vs. ranked teams.
• The Volunteers won the turnover battle (plus-7) for the 12th time in 16 games this season.
• Ole Miss has lost 10 straight at Tennessee and 14 straight road games vs. ranked teams.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-61 (.344)||23-65 (.354)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-27 (.333)||6-23 (.261)|
|FT Made-Attempted||18-20 (.900)||19-28 (.679)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||24 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|