Thursday, January 15, 2009

No. 13 Tennessee beats Mississippi State 63-58

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Shekinna Stricklen scored 15 points to lead Tennessee to a 63-56 victory over Mississippi State on Thursday night.

Tennessee (13-3) made seven of 13 3-pointers and improved to 29-0 against Mississippi State (13-4).

The Lady Vols led 32-30 at the half, but Mississippi State used a 9-1 run midway through the second half to take the lead.

Alyssa Brewer made a layup with 3:29 left to tie it 54-all. Stricklen’s 3-pointer with 1:30 left gave the Volunteer’s the lead.

Angie Bjorklund added 14 points for the Lady Vols and Brewer chipped in 10 points and six rebounds.

Alexis Rack and Chanel Mokango had 15 points each to lead MSU. Mokango also had seven blocked shots. Robin Porter added 12 points and nine rebounds.

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