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ATLANTA – Marshall Henderson and Jarvis Summers each scored 21 points and Mississippi rallied from a deficit of 13 points to beat Mississippi State 78-66 in the second round of the SEC tournament on Thursday night.
Mississippi State scored the first 10 points of the game and kept the lead about 32 minutes. Ole Miss took its first lead at 57-56 with 8:11 remaining on a layup by Ladarius White.
Following a 59-59 tie, the Rebels pulled away as Henderson and Jarvis Summers combined for three straight 3-pointers.
Ole Miss (19-13), the defending Southeastern Conference tournament champion, will play Georgia in the quarterfinals on Friday night.
All of Henderson's points came on seven 3-pointers.
Craig Sword and Fred Thomas each had 16 for the Bulldogs (14-19).
Mississippi State ended a 13-game losing streak by beating Vanderbilt 82-68 in the first round on Wednesday night.