Glory Johnson scored a career-high 22 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and dished out seven assists as Tennessee (No. 6 ESPN/USA Today, No. 5 AP) overcame first-half struggles to beat Mississippi State 81-55 on Thursday night.
Amber Harris and Ta'Shia Phillips each had a double-double, and No. 5 Xavier extended the best start in its history, beating Mississippi State 61-36 on Friday night behind tight defense and its frontcourt duo.