Mississippi 77, ETSU 55
Marshall Henderson scored 22 points as Mississippi placed four
players in double figures to defeat East Tennessee State 77-55
Reginald Buckner scored 11 points while Nick Williams and Murphy
Holloway added 10 points apiece for Ole Miss (7-1). Henderson hit
six 3-point shots and was 7 of 15 from the field. The Rebels shot
43.8 percent (28 of 64) from the field.
Lester Wilson led East Tennessee State (2-6) with 14 points.
Jarvis Jones and Mario Stramaglia added 11 points apiece. The
Buccaneers shot 32.7 percent (18 of 55) from the field.
The lead changed hands 10 times in the opening 10 minutes. The
Buccaneers held their biggest lead, 16-13, on a Hunter Harris
basket with 9:13 left in the first half. East Tennessee State would
go nearly eight minutes without another basket.
Ole Miss answered with a 15-1 run en route to a 33-22 halftime
lead. Henderson, Jarvis Summers and Martavious Newby connected on
3-point shots in the decisive surge and the Rebels were never
Ole Miss connected on four 3-pointers, including a pair by
Henderson, in the opening six minutes of the second half to build a
49-33 lead with 14:42 left. East Tennessee State never pulled
within double digits again.
The biggest lead came in the final minute, 77-54 on a Derrick
Millinghaus layup. The reserve guard finished with nine points,
three steals and two assists in 20 minutes of play.
Ole Miss outrebounded East Tennessee State 43-40, led by
Holloway with nine and Buckner with eight.
The Rebels forced 22 turnovers and blocked nine shots, including
three by Buckner.
Harris had a game-high 12 rebounds and a blocked shot for the
Buccaneers, who have lost three straight games.