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Rebels Drop Home Matchup Against Bayou Bengals

The Ole Miss Rebels dropped a 75-71 decision to the LSU Tigers on Wednesday night after losing a seven-point lead.

LaDarius White hammers toward the basket in the Rebels' home loss against LSU Wednesday night. Photo by Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics
LaDarius White hammers toward the basket in the Rebels’ home loss against LSU Wednesday night.
Photo by Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss (10-6, 1-2 SEC) was led by M.J. Rhett, who finished with 15 points and seven rebounds. Three others joined him in double-figures: Stefan Moody had 14, Jarvis Summers added 13 and Dwight Coleby scored 10 of his own.

As a team, Ole Miss shot 35 percent from the field. The Rebels continue to shoot well from the free-throw line as they hit 12-of-16 at 75 percent.

Ole Miss outrebounded the Tigers 47-41 in the game, but were unable to get over the hump to get the win at home.

LSU (13-3, 2-1) was led on the night by guard Keith Hornsby with 23 points and five rebounds. As a team, the Tigers shot 43.3 percent from the field.

Ole Miss returns to action on Saturday as they travel to Fayetteville to to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Adam Brown is HottyToddy.com sports editor and can be reached at adam.brown@hottytoddy.com.

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