Perry powers Mississippi State past Tennessee


COLLEGE STATION, TX – FEBRUARY 24: Head coach Ben Howland of the Mississippi State Bulldogs watches the action late in their game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Reed Arena on February 24, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Reggie Perry had 24 points with 12 rebounds and D.J. Stewart had a career-high 20 points to lead Mississippi State to an 86-73 victory over Tennessee.

Perry’s output marked the seventh time in the last 10 games he has scored at least 20 points. The sophomore forward also collected his 12th double-double of the season and 21st career double-double.

Stewart was 6-of-9 shooting and made 4 of 5 shots from 3-point distance.

Robert Woodard added 14 points for Mississippi State, which has won five straight conference games.

Uros Plavsic and Santiago Vescovi each had 16 points for Tennessee, which has dropped three straight games.

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