Burnett scores 41 as Ole Miss holds off Oral Roberts in OT
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) Deandre Burnett scored a career-high 41 points, and Mississippi pulled away in overtime to hold off Oral Roberts 95-88 Friday on the opening day of the Paradise Jam tournament.
Terence Davis added 13 points, and Sebastian Saiz and Rasheed Brooks had 11 each for the Rebels (3-0), who had to rally from a five-point deficit in regulation.
Mississippi trailed 79-74 with 1:20 remaining when Burnett scored five unanswered points, capped by a 3-pointer with 33.4 seconds remaining to tie the score.
Brooks then opened overtime by hitting a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws to put the Rebels ahead to stay.
Emanuel Nzekwesi had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Oral Roberts (1-2), with Albert Owens adding 22, Kris Martin 15 and Jalen Bradley 12.