Mississippi 93, Mississippi Valley State 57: Marshall Henderson scored 22 points as the host Rebels rolled to an easy victory in their season opener.
Henderson went 6-for-12 from the field, hitting five 3-pointers. Murphy Holloway added 15 points and 11 rebounds while Reginald Buckner added 10 points, five rebounds, four steals and three blocks for Mississippi.
The Rebels used a 17-3 first-half run to overwhelm the Delta Devils. Henderson scored four points during the pivotal stretch and Nick Williams capped it with a basket with 6:35 remaining in the first half that gave Mississippi a 30-14 lead.
Davon Usher scored 19 points to lead Mississippi Valley State, which shot only 32.2 percent from the field.
Mississippi hosts Coastal Carolina on Tuesday. Mississippi Valley State plays Tuesday at Cincinnati.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Mississippi outscored Mississippi Valley State 48-16 in the paint and held a 34-4 advantage on points off turnovers. … The Delta Devils missed all 10 of their first-half attempts from 3-point range. … Twelve Rebels scored as the bench accounted for 39 points.