Tyree scores 20; Ole Miss downs UL Monroe
Breein Tyree scored 20 points, including four 3-pointers, and Mississippi 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 for the Rebels.
“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 scored 17 to lead the Warhawks (3-4), who trailed 44-31 at halftime and never pulled within double digits in the second half. JD Williams scored 12 points and added a team-high six rebounds.
ULM 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,” Louisiana Monroe 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, as Tyree and Hinson combined to hit 14 of 23. Ole Miss was 11 of 29 (38 percent) 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 hitting 71 of 84 (85 percent).