No. 23 Ole Miss vs. Tennessee final score: Rebels rally past Vols, 62-56

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Ole Miss couldn't buy a bucket in the first half, but behind Marshall Henderson's stellar scoring effort, the Rebels rallied to beat Tennessee on Thursday night.

The No. 23 Mississippi Rebels came alive in the second half to defeat the Tennessee Volunteers, 62-56, at Tad Smith Coliseum in Oxford, Miss.

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Tennessee held Ole Miss to just 18 first-half points, but the Rebels put up 44 in the second half behind a huge effort from Marshall Henderson. The redshirt junior continued his dominance of the Volunteers, finishing with 28 points after pouring 32 on Tennessee on Jan. 9. Henderson's night was indicative of that of his team's, in that 24 of his points came after the break.

Volunteers guard Jordan McRae scored 26 points and pulled down six rebounds, but his nine turnovers came back to haunt Tennessee.

Rebels forward Reginald Buckner pitched in 10 points and eight rebounds, while Tennessee's Trae Golden scored 11 points off the bench in the losing effort.

Ole Miss (16-2) will hit the road to take on Auburn on Saturday, while Tennessee (9-8) returns home to face Alabama.

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