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Rebels Roll Past SEMO at Landers Center

The Ole Miss Rebels basketball team took on Southeastern Missouri on Monday night in the Landers Center where the Rebels cruised to their eighth win of the season after a 82-51 victory before taking a break for Christmas.
Five Rebels scored in double figures on the night as Terrance Smith lead the way with 16 points, teammates M.J. Rhett had 14 points, while Stefan Moody contributed 13 and Sebastian Saiz added 11.
The Rebels took an early lead in the game as Dwight Colby dunked the ball in the opening seconds. Ole Miss opened up it’s lead and never looked back. At the break Ole Miss led by 23 points with a score of 47-24. Rhett led coach Andy Kennedy’s squad with 12 points in the first half.
Ole Miss was excellent from the the free-throw line in the opening half going eight-for-nine, and the Rebels shot 53 percent from the floor as SEMO only shot 31 percent in the first 20 minutes of play.
Southeast Missouri came out firing in the second half of the game, improving their shooting preformance from the field and closing in on the Rebels 23-point lead at the break. Ole Miss did with stand the run and pushed the lead back out to 23.
The Rebels return to the court on Dec. 30 as they travel to Dayton, Ohio, and take on Dayton.
Adam Brown is HottyToddy.com sports editor and can be reached at adam.brown@hottytoddy.com.

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