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After trailing by as many as 19 points in the first half, Mississippi crept back into the game thanks largely to Henderson’s shooting. Henderson sank five 3-pointers during a stretch that lasted just over five minutes and began with 1:11 left in the first half. Henderson’s flurry got Mississippi within single digits, and a 3-pointer by Ladarius White cut Tennessee’s lead to 50-45 with 14 minutes remaining.

But that’s as close as Mississippi would get.

Maymon scored six points during a Tennessee 10-2 run that got the lead back to double digits. McRae’s outside shooting assured that Tennessee wouldn’t get threatened again.

“Great players typically don’t have back-to-back bad games,” Kennedy said. “And (McRae‘s) a great player.”