Mississippi 60, Louisiana-Monroe 38

Terrance Henry scored 15 points as Mississippi won its eighth

consecutive season opener with a 60-38 win over Louisiana-Monroe on

Friday night.

Nick Williams added 13 points and Dundrecous Nelson had 12, as

the Rebels limited their opponent to its lowest scoring output

since a 71-38 win over Arkansas Pine Bluff in December, 2002.

Fred Brown led Louisiana-Monroe with seven points, but managed

only 2-of-12 from the field. The Warhawks finished 14-of-49 (29

percent) from the field and had only four field goals in the first

half.

Louisiana-Monroe led only once, 3-0, on a three-point shot by

Brown in the opening minute. Ole Miss answered with a 16-2 run in

the next four minutes, capped by a layup from Nelson, which built

what turned out to be an insurmountable lead.

Ole Miss led 33-11 at halftime, led by Williams with 10 points.

Louisiana-Monroe never got closer than 16 points, 49-33 with 5:14

left. R.J. McCray, in a reserve role, finished with six points,

four rebounds and a steal for the Warhawks.

Murphy Holloway and Reginald Buckner helped dominate the boards

for the Rebels, who finished with a 48-34 rebound edge. Holloway

grabbed 17 rebounds and Buckner added 10. The duo also added two

blocked shots apiece.

The contest marked the return of Holloway to the Ole Miss

lineup, after being ruled eligible last week by the NCAA. Holloway

started two seasons for the Rebels before transferring to South

Carolina, where he spent last season as a redshirt. Holloway

returned to Ole Miss after last season.

Ole Miss forced 18 turnovers, compensating for a 19-of-57 (33

percent) shooting performance. The Rebels struggled from

three-point range, hitting 5-of-26 (19 percent).