January 9, 2013
Vols fall hard in SEC opener
Tennessee will start the SEC season playing catch-up after falling hard at home to Ole Miss on Wednesday night. The Vols never led for a moment of their conference opener and saw Ole Miss run away from them with an explosive second half on the way to a 94-71 victory.
It was the worst home loss for the Vols since Kentucky won 90-72 the infamous night that Jodie Meeks put on 54 on the Vols back in 2009.
The Vols didn't have anyone hang half-a-hundred on them tonight, but the Rebels' Marshall Henderson made quite an impression in his SEC debut. The junior college transfer and the league's leading scorer poured in 32 points in the game, 22 in the second half alone, and bedeviled the Vols both with his play and his histrionics.
Henderson and backcourt mate Jarvis Summers combined to dictate the flow of the game in the second half, going for 36 points as a tandem and directing the Rebels to 54 second half points.
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