Oxford, MS (Sports Network) - Led by 24 points from Marshall Henderson, the
Ole Miss Rebels downed the Alabama Crimson Tide, 87-83, in a SEC showdown at
Tad Smith Coliseum.
For the Rebels (22-8, 11-6 SEC), LaDarius White added 17 points, Jarvis
Summers finished with 14 points and Derrick Millinghaus chipped in with 11
Trevor Lacey finished with 19 points to lead the Crimson Tide (19-11, 11-6),
while Nick Jacobs scored 18 points, Trevor Releford finished with 16 points
and Rodney Cooper added 12 points.
Ole Miss ran out to a big lead in the first half, going into the locker room
with a 37-25 advantage. The Rebels shot 50 percent from the field and 5-of-11
from 3-point range in the half. Alabama made just 38.5 percent of their field
goal tries in the half and 3-of-6 from 3-point distance.
After intermission, the Rebels continued to knock down their shots, connecting
on 63.2 of their field goal tries. The Crimson Tide attempted their comeback
by draining 9-of-15 from beyond the arc, part of a 47.5 percent shooting
performance after halftime. After trailing by as many as 19 points in the
second half, Alabama made a furious rally, eventually cutting their deficit to
just three, 86-83, with eight seconds to play, but Ole Miss was able to hold
on for the victory.
The Rebels outscored the Crimson Tide from the free-throw line, 26-13. Alabama
dominated the boards, outrebounding Ole Miss, 41-25.
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