MissSt 19 34 53
Tennessee 35 34 69
Date of game: 3/14/2013

Recap: Tennessee vs. Miss State

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Jordan McRae scored 17 points as Tennessee cruised past Mississippi State, 69-53, in second-round play of the Southeastern Conference Tournament at Bridgestone Arena.

Trae Golden added 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Jarnell Stokes chipped in 10 points, nine rebounds and three steals to help the Volunteers (20-11) advance to Friday's quarterfinal against fourth-seeded Alabama.

Craig Sword had 19 points on 9-of-17 shooting, but Mississippi State (10-22) made just 34.5 percent of its shots as a team and trailed nearly the entire contest. Colin Borchert added 12 points and Trivante Bloodman scored 10 in defeat.

The Bulldogs took a 4-0 lead to start the game, but the Volunteers answered by scoring the next 12 points, with McRae and Golden each contributing 3-point plays.

Sword followed a Borchert triple with a layup to keep Mississippi State within seven at 21-14, but Tennessee rifled off a 14-2 run to take complete control at 35-16 with 3:39 to go in the half.

Trailing 35-19 coming out of the locker room, the Bulldogs got their deficit down to 58-49 with 4:42 left in the contest, but never came any closer.

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