OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Marshall Henderson scored 22 points as Mississippi placed four players in double figures to defeat East Tennessee State 77-55 Friday night.
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.
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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 seriously threatened.
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.