BROOKLYN, N.Y. (AP) – Marshall Henderson and Jarvis Summersboth scored 19 points, combining for 11 of Ole Miss’ last 12 points, as the the undefeated Rebels knocked off Penn State 79-76 Saturday in the championship game of the Barclays Center Classic.
Henderson gave the Rebels (6-0) the lead for good at 69-68 on a drive with 5:36 to play. That was the start of the run by he and Summers.
D.J. Newbill got Penn State within 75-74 with a vicious dunk on the break after a Rebels’ turnover, but Henderson made three free throws with 1:14 left to make it a four-point lead.
Newbill had 23 points to lead Penn State (6-2), which had a five-game winning streak snapped. Ross Travis had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Nittany Lions, but Tim Frazier, who had 29 points in the 89-82 semifinal win over St. John’s, was held to nine points on 3-for-13 shooting. Frazier had 10 assists.
Both teams had strong efforts from 3-point range. Ole Miss, which came in shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc, was 11 of 24 (45.8 percent), making 8 of 12 in the first half when it took a 44-39 lead. The Nittany Lions were 9 of 22 (40.9 percent) from 3-point range, over the 38.6 percent they were shooting entering the game. They made 5 of 10 3-point attempts in the first half.
— Ole Miss Sports Information