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Recap - Tennessee Defeats Mississippi State 72-57

Tennessee earned a 72-57 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday, getting 18 points from Jarnell Stokes at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 11.5-point spread as favorites.

Tennessee got 16 points from Josh Richardson and another 12 points from Jordan McRae. Trae Golden contributed 9 assists, while Jarnell Stokes cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Mississippi State got a 15-point performance from Jalen Steele, who was supported by 14 points from Fred Thomas. Colin Borchert had 3 assists in a losing cause for Mississippi State, while Gavin Ware grabbed 9 rebounds.

Tennessee led at halftime, 37-29.

The rebound battle favored Tennessee as they grabbed 37 boards, while Mississippi State only had 32.