Tennessee defeats Miss. State in 2nd round of SEC tournament

5:48 PM, Mar 14, 2013   |    comments
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Tennessee moves on to the quarterfinals with a win over Mississippi State on Thursday,  69-53.

The Vols built a pretty good 35-19 lead going into halftime, but had to hold off several second half streaks by the Bulldogs.  They eventually pulled away for a 69-53 win.

Redshirt freshman Quinton Chievous had a career-high with 10 points.  He was one of four plays in double-figures. Jordan McRae led the team with 17 points.

Tennessee will face No. 4 seed Alabama Friday at 3:30 p.m.  The game will be televising on ESPNU.


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