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Ole Miss runs past Louisiana-Monroe

OXFORD (AP) — Breein Tyree hit four 3-pointers and scored 20 points, and Ole Miss placed three players in double figures Saturday to defeat Louisiana-Monroe 83-60.

Blake Hinson scored 17 points for the Rebels (5-2), who have won four of their last five games. Terence Davis scored 15 points and added a game-high eight rebounds.

“We’re still a work in progress, but we held a good offensive team to 39 percent and that’s really good,” Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis said. “We also had 25 assists on 33 baskets and that’s exciting. It’s a big goal for us.”

Travis Munnings led the Warhawks (3-4) with 17 points. They trailed 44-31 at halftime and never pulled within double digits in the second half. JD Williams had 12 points and six rebounds.

Louisiana-Monroe struggled from the field, hitting 20-of-52 (39 percent), including 7-of-21 (33 percent) from 3-point range. The Warhawks were 13-of-19 (68 percent) from the free throw line and were outrebounded 41-24.

“We didn’t win the toughness battle; credit Ole Miss,” ULM coach Keith Richard said. “We had some good moments, but we didn’t compete nearly enough in 40 minutes. But this was a good learning experience for us.”

The Rebels finished 33-of-63 (52 percent) from the field, and 11-of-29 from the 3-point line, with Tyree and Hinson hitting four apiece.
Ole Miss was only 6-of-8 (75 percent) from the foul line, but in the past four contests, the Rebels are 71-of-84 (85 percent).

The Rebels made 9 of 12 shots from the field to build a 21-9 lead in the first seven minutes.
Hinson, a freshman, had 14 points, three rebounds and three assists in 15 first half minutes.

Alcorn State 102, Rust 66
Maurice Howard set career highs with 26 points and eight 3-pointers, Troymain Crosby added a career-high 22 with three 3s and six assists, and Alcorn State made 15 of 37 3-pointers and ran away early from NAIA member Rust College on Saturday.

Reginal Johnson scored 15 points and Kobe Wilson and Jael Scott had 10 each for the Braves (2-6), who shot 54 percent and 42 percent from distance and lead the Southwest Athletic Conference with an average of eight 3s per game.

Leading scorer Deshaw Andrews, averaging 14.4 points per game, scored nine for Alcorn State, which is 11-0 against non-Division I opponents under coach Montez Robinson.

The Bearcats led 10-8 on Kortez Wade’s 3-pointer, but Wilson’s jumper tied it and sparked an 18-1 run capped by Howard’s 3 and the Braves led 52-21 at halftime. Khari Jabriel Allen’s free throws capped a 7-0 second-half run and the Braves led by 23 points, then by 34 on Crosby’s 3 with 7:08 to play.

Wade scored 19, Quentin Pough had 18 and Ke’Jerrick Taylor 11 for Rust (0-8), which shot 40 percent and turned it over 23 times.