Mississippi 81, Louisiana State 67: Marshall
Henderson scored 22 points and the Rebels snapped a five-game road
losing streak with a victory over the Tigers in the teams'
regular-season finale Saturday.
Mississippi (23-8, 12-6 SEC) got
16 points and eight rebounds from Murphy Holloway and 15 points and
six assists from Jarvis Summers. Henderson finished with five steals
while Holloway had three as the Rebels forced 15 LSU turnovers and wrapped up the No. 3 seed in the SEC tournament.
The Tigers (18-11, 9-9) were
paced by 18 points from Andre Stringer, who hit four 3-pointers.
Johnny O'Bryant III added 17 points and 12 rebounds while Anthony
Hickey chipped in 10.
LSU jumped out quick, leading
21-13 with 11:54 to play in the first half. But the Rebels responded
with a 19-2 run over the next 7:01, including six points by Holloway,
to take a 32-23 lead.
Ole Miss scored the last six of
the first half to take a 13-point advantage, then upped the lead to
16 in the first minute of the second half. The lead was as big as 18
before the Tigers cut it to nine with 1:38 to play, but LSU couldn't
get any closer.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Rebels
finished shooting 52.5 percent from the floor, including 41.7 percent
from 3-point range. … LSU G Charles Carmouche had a four-game run
of 20-point games ended, scoring eight on 3-of-9 shooting. …
Mississippi won the board battle between two of the top four
rebounding teams in the SEC, 40-33.