No. 20 Ole Miss holds on in OT

BY foxsports • December 17, 2009

Chris Warren scored a career-high 32 points, including 11 in overtime, and No. 20 Mississippi erased a double-digit deficit for the third straight game, beating Texas-El Paso 91-81 on Wednesday night.

Terrico White hit two rally-starting 3-pointers and had three key rebounds in the final minutes, finishing with 19 points for the Rebels (9-1), who won their fifth straight.

Warren scored 17 points in the first 15 minutes of the game, but the Miners (5-2) held him scoreless for the next 24 minutes and built a 12-point lead with 5:31 to play.

Warren's two free throws with 48 seconds left gave Ole Miss a 72-70 lead, but Arnett Moultrie hit a short jumper with 10 seconds left in regulation.

Warren was 9 of 10 from the free throw line in overtime.

Randy Culpepper scored 19 points for the Miners and Derrick Caracter finished with 15.


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