Ole Miss trumped Tennessee in a battle of two SEC men’s basketball teams fighting to stay relevant on Tuesday night at The Pavilion.
The Rebels (11-7, 2-4 SEC) used a 10-0 run with 2 1/2 minutes left to pull away with the game in the balance en route to the 80-69 win over the Vols (9-9, 2-4) in this SEC Network matchup.
Tennessee was 0-for-10 shooting from the floor over the final 3:36, contributing to Ole Miss’ closeout.
A choppy contest that saw the teams combine for 55 fouls led to plenty of spurts and momentum swings through the play stoppages.
Robert Hubbs lll and Lamonte Turner shared scoring honors with 15 points apiece.
Terence Davis, a 6-foot-4 guard, led the Rebels with 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting.
Ole Miss went on a 18-4 second half run to go up 57-56 with 9:23 left on Davis’ conventional three-point play after the Vols had led by as many as 13.
UT’s biggest lead came with 15 minutes left when Admiral Schofield scored at the rim to cap an 18-1 Tennessee run and make it 52-39.
Moments before, the game had been stopped while medical personnel tended to Ole Miss’ Rasheed Brooks, a 6-foot-5 senior.
Rasheed Brooks was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital after suffering a seizure. He is in stable condition and undergoing further testing.
— Ole Miss Basketball (@OleMissMBB) January 18, 2017
The first half was a game of runs, as well.
Tennessee closed the opening 20 minutes on a 7-0 run to tie the game at 38-38 as the teams headed to intermission.
Ole Miss led by as many as 11 points in the early goings, going up 25-14 after a 9-0 run at the 8-minute mark of the first half.
Tennessee basketball player of the game
Lamonte Turner stepped up coming off the bench, scoring 15 points and dishing out five assists on a night that true freshman Jordan Bone struggled mightily. Bone, coming off a career-high 23 points and five assists at Vanderbilt on Wednesday, was 1-of-9 shooting for just two points.
Tennessee vs. Ole Miss boxscore
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Up next for Tennessee basketball
Tennessee returns to Thompson-Boling Arena for a 6 p.m. game against Mississippi State. The Bulldogs (12-5, 3-2 SEC) dropped an 88-81 home game against No. 5-ranked Kentucky on Tuesday night. Freshman Lamar Peters led Mississippi State with 25 points.
.@LTurn1 gets to the cup and finishes through contact! pic.twitter.com/JkmNo060kY
— Tennessee Basketball (@Vol_Hoops) January 18, 2017