The Commercial Appeal

Henderson scores 31 as Rebels rout the Bulldogs

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OXFORD, Miss. — Marshall Henderson scored 31 points, Murphy Holloway added 24 and Ole Miss cruised to a 93-75 victory over Mississipp­i State on Wednesday night.

Mississipp­i State scored the game’s first basket, but then Ole Miss (18- 4, 7-2 SEC) reeled off 19 straight points and was never seriously challenged the rest of the evening.

The win snapped a twogame skid for the Rebels.

Henderson scored just five points in the first half but hit five 3-pointers in the second half to help Ole Miss stay far out of Mississipp­i State’s reach.

Holloway shot 9 of 12 from the field and also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

The Rebels shot 30 of 59 (51 percent) from the field.

State (7-14, 2-7) has lost seven straight. Craig Sword led the Bulldogs with 17 points.


Georgia 68, Tennessee 62 at Knoxville: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points and led Georgia’s 3-point shooting onslaught as the Bulldogs defeated Tennessee to win for the fifth time in their last six games.

Georgia (11-11, 5-4 SEC) shot 11 of 20 from 3-point range. Caldwell-Pope was 5 of 7 from beyond the arc.

Jordan McRae scored 17 points and Jarnell Stokes had 16 points for Tennessee (11-10, 3- 6), which never led.

Auburn 49, Alabama 37 at Auburn, Ala.: Allen Payne and Josh Wallace each scored 11 points and Auburn held Alabama scoreless for more than nine minutes in the second half.

The Tigers (9-13, 3- 6) snapped a six-game losing streak despite managing just 13 points in the first half.

It was a season-low in points for Alabama (14-8, 6-3). The Tide’s previous low was 50 points.

LSU 57, Vanderbilt 56 at Baton Rouge, La.: Anthony Hickey scored 14 points and LSU hung on for its third straight victory.

Johnny O’Bryant III added 10 points for the Tigers (13-7, 4-5), who led by as many as 12 early in the second half before Vanderbilt (8-13, 2-7) rallied.

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TCU 62, (5) Kanas 55 at Fort Worth, Texas: Garlon Green scored 20 points and TCU held on to upset the Jayhawks (19-3, 7-2 Big 12). TCU (10-12, 1-8) never trailed.

(11) Louisville 68, Rutgers 48 at Piscataway, N.J.: Wayne Blackshear scored a career-high 19 points and hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 23-2 run early in the second half that carried Louisville over Rutgers.

Russ Smith added 14 points and six rebounds as the Cardinals (19-4, 7-3 Big East) won its third straight game by holding Rutgers (12-9, 3-7) to a season-low point total.

(12) Michigan State 61, (18) Minnesota 50 at East Lansing, Mich.: Gary Harris scored 15 to help MSU bounce back from a poor first half to beat Minnesota.

The Spartans (19-4 8-2 Big Ten) moved into a second-place tie with No. 3 Michigan. The Golden Gophers are 17- 6, 5-5.

(14) Butler 77, St. Bonaventur­e 58 at Indianapol­is: Rotnei Clarke scored 17 points and Butler defeated St. Bonaventur­e. Andrew Smith added 13 points as the Bulldogs (19-4, 6-2 Atlantic 10) improved to 12-0 at home this season.

Demitrius Conger led the Bonnies (10-11, 3-5) with 18 points.

Indiana State 76, (16) Creighton 57 at Terre Haute, Ind.: Jake Odum scored 22 points, topping the 1,000-point mark for his career and leading Indiana State past Creighton.

It was a huge night for the Sycamores (15-8, 8- 4 Missouri Valley Conference), who earned the 1,400th win in school history and beat a ranked team at home for the first time since December 2006.

Creighton fell to 20-4, 9-3.

Providence 54, (17) Cincinnati 50 at Providence, R.I.: Kadeem Batts scored 25 points and Providence narrowly won its second straight game after holding a late lead, beating Cincinnati.

The Bearcats (18-5, 5-4 Big East) had cut their biggest deficit, 47-34 with 6:49 left, to 49-48 on two free throws by Cheikh Mbodj with 2:28 remaining. On Saturday, Providence (1211, 4-7) beat Villanova 5552.

(22) Oklahoma State 69, Baylor 67 (OT) at Stillwater, Okla.: Michael Cobbins blocked a shot then converted a fast-break layup with two-tenths of a second left in overtime, lifting Oklahoma State over Baylor.

Marcus Smart scored 14 points and Markel Brown added 13 for Oklahoma State (16-5, 6-3 Big 12), which blew a 14-point lead in the final 7:40 of regulation. Baylor fell to 14-8, 5-4.

(24) Marquette 70, South Florida 47 at Tampa, Fla.: Todd Mayo and Vander Blue both scored 13 points to help Marquette beat South Florida.

Mayo had all of his season-high 13 points in the first half as Marquette (16-5, 7-2 Big East) grabbed a 39-16 halftime lead.

The sophomore guard, who played at both Houston and Germantown High, has appeared in 10 games coming off the bench this season after being academical­ly ineligible. South Florida (1012, 1-9) got 14 points from Zach LeDay.


UCF 60, Southern Miss 58 at Orlando: Tristan Spurlock scored 18 points and Isaiah Sykes hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to help Central Florida win the key league matchup.

Calvin Newell added 13 points for UCF, which held Southern Miss (18-5, 7-1) to just one field goal over the final 10 minutes. UCF (166, 6-2) snapped USM’s 10game win streak.

UAB 70, Tulsa 63 at Tulsa, Okla.: Rod Rucker scored 17 points, grabbed seven rebounds and UAB (10-13, 2- 6 C-USA) nearly blew a 24-point first half lead but held on to beat Tulsa. Rashad Ray scored 17 points to lead Tulsa (12-11, 4-5).

Tulane 91, Marshall 75 at New Orleans: Josh Davis recorded his 12th doubledoub­le of the season as Tulane snapped a two-game losing streak by beating Marshall.

Davis had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Green Wave (15-8, 3-5). Marshall (10-13, 3-5) dropped to 0-8 on the road this season.

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