Lady Vols rally late to beat Ole Miss

Kortney Dunbar came off the bench to help the Lady Vols beat Ole Miss on Feb. 15, 2016. Here she is photographed on Feb. 15, 2016, against South Carolina.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kortney Dunbar made two critical baskets in the last two minutes Thursday night as No. 24 Tennessee rallied to beat Mississippi 57-51 after blowing a nine-point, fourth-quarter lead.

Dunbar hit a layup to put the Lady Volunteers ahead for good with 1:36 left. After Ole Miss turned the ball over on its next possession, Dunbar sank a 3-pointer to make it 55-51 with 1:05 remaining.

Dunbar didn't enter the game until just over three minutes remained. She hadn't played at all in five of the eight games leading up to this one.

Bashaara Graves had 15 points and 12 rebounds as Tennessee (16-10, 7-6 SEC) beat Ole Miss (10-16, 2-11) for the 28th consecutive time. Shandricka Sessom scored 21 for Ole Miss, which has lost seven straight.

Tennessee withstood the loss of starting center Mercedes Russell, who was helped off the floor barely two minutes into the game and never returned to action.

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