Ariel Massengale broke new scoring ground on Thursday.
Tennessee’s junior point guard reached 20 points in consecutive games for the first time in her career. She finished with a game-high 23, leading the Lady Vols to a 94-70 SEC women’s basketball victory over Ole Miss at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Massengale scored a career-high 28 against Georgia on Sunday.
Isabelle Harrison recorded her seventh consecutive double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for No. 8 Tennessee (13-2, 2-1 SEC). Andraya Carter scored 14.
Shequila Joseph, Diara Moore, Gracie Frizzell and Amber Singletary each scored nine points to lead Ole Miss (9-7, 0-2).
Carter set a season high before halftime, scoring 12 points. She was 5-for-6 from the field, including 2-for-3 from close range.
UT missed several shots from close range. Add eight turnovers and a recipe for trouble was brewing.
But Ole Miss couldn’t get enough scoring traction and was outrebounded 30-18.