Trailing by 9 at halftime, Mississippi State stormed back in the opening minutes of the second half eventually taking the lead, 41-40, with 17:24 left. That's when Gwen Jackson took control pulling down 10 boards and scoring 18 in the second half to give Tennessee back the lead to stay.
For the game, Gwen Jackson scored 25 and corralled 12 rebounds to lead Tennessee. Fellow senior Kara Lawson showed her senior leadership as well scoring 15 and pulling down 6 boards. Freshman Shanna Zolman netted 14 points.
Tennessee's long balls were not falling today as the Lady Vols shot a paltry 5-25 from beyond the arc. This set up many second chance points for the likes of G. Jackson and Ashley Robinson.