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
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
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).