By Kimberly Hood
The Vols claimed another SEC win Wednesday night, defeating Mississippi State 81-76 in a close one at home.
After losing back to back games to Mississippi and Kentucky, UT needed the win, not just for morale sake, but to keep from being excluded from the NCAA tournament pool for the first time in four years. And it might not have been the prettiest game, but a win is a win at this point in the season.
Both teams started out sluggish offensively with neither team getting quality opportunities and the ball staying out around the perimeter the majority of the time. The game was especially slow around the 14:00 mark when the teams, both of which had played six minutes without a foul, managed to pack four fouls into a minute and a half.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.