OXFORD, Miss. — Madinah Muhammad scored 21 points Thursday night as Mississippi defeated Tennessee 67-62 to beat the Lady Volunteers for the first time since 1996 and end a 28-game losing streak in this series.
Ole Miss (13-4, 2-2 SEC) rallied from a 13-point, third-quarter deficit. The Rebels pulled ahead for good when Erika Sisk’s two free throws broke a 56-all tie with 4:10 left.
The Rebels led 63-60 when Tennessee’s Diamond DeShields and Alexa Middleton missed potential game-tying 3-pointers with less than 30 seconds remaining. Tennessee (10-6, 2-2) was 1 of 9 on 3-pointers.
Muhammad and Shandricka Sessom each hit two free throws in the final 16 seconds to clinch Ole Miss’ victory.
Sessom had 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Jaime Nared scored a career-high 23 points for Tennessee. DeShields had 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Ole Miss’ last victory over Tennessee was a 78-72 decision on Feb. 4, 1996.