By The Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Wayne Chism scored 26 points, including hit six consecutive free throws in overtime, to help No. 9 Tennessee beat No. 21 Ole Miss 71-69 on Saturday.
Tennessee (14-2, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) had hit only 60 percent of its free throws before DeAundre Cranston’s fifth foul sent Chism to the line with 49 seconds left and the game tied at 65.
Chism was perfect on all 10 of his free throw attempts in the game and had his 14th career double-double grabbing 12 rebounds.
Chris Warren, who helped Ole Miss (13-4, 1-2) control most of regulation with his shooting, coughed up the ball twice after Chism hit free throws — even though the Vols weren’t applying much pressure.
Warren, who missed what would have been a game-winning 3-point shot just before time expired, led the Rebels with 19 points while Cranston grabbed 11 rebounds.