Tennessee women regroup after break to throttle Missouri

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Rae Burrell scored 16 points and Rennia Davis scored 15 with nine rebounds and Tennessee beat Missouri 64-51 in the second round of the SEC Tournament on Thursday.

Burrell and Davis combined to score 24 in the second half. Kasiyahna Kushkituah added 13 for Tennessee, which now has won 25 of its last 33 post-season conference tournament games since 2008.

No. 6-seed Tennessee advances to play third-seeded Kentucky on Friday.

Missouri, the 11th seed, established a 34-26 halftime lead on the strength of 12-of-25 shooting from the field that included five 3-pointers. Tennessee (21-9) regrouped and Missouri (9-22) fell apart as the Volunteers outscored the Tigers 23-6 in the third quarter. Tennessee shot 8 of 13 in the quarter while Missouri was errant on 13 of 14 . Tennessee also took control of the glass with a 13-3 rebounding advantage in the quarter.

Aijha Blackwell led Missouri with 13 points but missed 14 of 17. Hannah Schucts scored 11.

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