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(13) Tennessee 57

(19-7, 10-3 SEC)

Mississippi St 41

(14-12, 4-9 SEC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    9:00 PM ET, February 16, 2012

    Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    #13TENN 22 3557
    MSST 13 2841

    Top Performers

    Tennessee: S. Stricklen 22 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Mississippi St: K. Grant 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

    Shekinna Stricklen, sluggish Tennessee hold off Mississippi State

    Associated Press

    STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Shekinna Stricklen had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Tennessee (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) to a 57-41 victory over Mississippi State on Thursday night.

    Cierra Burdick added 10 points and Glory Johnson grabbed 15 rebounds for the Lady Vols (19-7, 10-3 Southeastern Conference), who overcame 19 turnovers and 38.7 percent shooting (24 of 62).

    Tennessee improved to 33-0 all-time against the Lady Bulldogs.

    Kendra Grant scored 17 points and Porsha Porter added 15 for Mississippi State (14-12, 4-9). The Lady Bulldogs struggled through 24.2 percent (16 of 66) shooting and trailed by double digits the entire second half.

    Both teams combined to go 1 of 21 from the floor at the start before Tennessee took control for a 22-13 lead at the half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TENN
    MSST
    Points 57 41
    FG Made-Attempted 24-62 (.387) 16-69 (.232)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-9 (.111) 6-20 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 3-5 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 7 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 20 3

    Game Leaders

     
    TENN
    MSST
    PointsS. Stricklen 22K. Grant 17
    ReboundsG. Johnson 15M. Alwal 7
    AssistsC. Burdick 3D. Johnson 7
    StealsA. Massengale 3P. Porter 4
    BlocksC. Burdick 2M. Alwal 3

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