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SEC Tournament - Mississippi State Falls 69-53 to Tennessee - Recap

Tennessee got 17 points from Jordan McRae en route to a 69-53 victory over Mississippi State on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena.

Tennessee was the ATS victor, as they covered the 13.5-point spread as a favorite.

Tennessee got 15 points from Trae Golden and another 10 points from Jarnell Stokes. Josh Richardson contributed 4 assists, while Jarnell Stokes cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Mississippi State got a 19-point performance from Craig Sword, who was supported by 12 points from Colin Borchert. Colin Borchert had 2 assists in a losing cause for Mississippi State, while Gavin Ware grabbed 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Tennessee were victorious, as the score was 35-19 at the break.

Tennessee had a 35-33 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.