"I hope we can continue to build on" win over Ole Miss, Barnes says

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/AP) -- John Fulkerson scored a career-high 18 points and matched a career high with 10 rebounds as Tennessee trounced Mississippi 73-48 to hand the Rebels their sixth consecutive loss.

Tennessee (12-6, 4-2 SEC) won for the fourth time in five games while Ole Miss remained winless in Southeastern Conference competition.

The Rebels (9-9, 0-5) have been one of the SEC’s biggest disappointments thus far after earning a surprising NCAA Tournament berth last year in coach Kermit Davis’ debut season. Ole Miss’ Breein Tyree scored 18 points but shot just 7 of 22.  

Tennessee went into the game with a win against Vanderbilt, where they held Vanderbilt to 0-25 at the three-point line, the first time ever since the three-point shot was introduced.

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