Led by a 24-point, seven-rebound performance by Admiral Schofield, No. 16 Tennessee (22-7, 12-5 SEC) ran away from Mississippi State by a score of 76-54.
Lamonte Turner scored 12 points off the bench on four-of-four shooting and dished out four assists in 29 minutes. Derrick Walker and Yves Pons combined for 10 points and five rebounds.
Win the win, the Vols can finish the no worse than second in the Southeastern Conference and will earn a double bye in next week’s conference tournament.
Entering tonight’s game, the Bulldogs were 18-1 at home this season.
Tennessee is a dark horse Final Four team. Volunteers just punched Mississippi State right in the mouth. Tough, physical, and incredibly unselfish. Impressive.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) February 28, 2018