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Ole Miss Falls to Mississippi State in the Hump

Bruce Stevens scores 11 points against the Bulldogs. Photo courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss could not find success inside Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday as they fell 79-62 to the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs jumped out early on the Rebels from the opening tip. Ole Miss (11-16, 4-10 SEC) had trouble defending the arc as Mississippi State hit there first five attempts.
Ole Miss cut the lead down to 21-15 at the midway point of the first half after back-to-back buckets by Bruce Stevens. The Bulldogs would then go on a 10-0 run after a pair of three-pointers by Quinndary Weatherspoon. Weatherspoon finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
The Rebels had trouble scoring against Mississippi State’s defense the rest of the half as they trailed 44-23 at the break.
In the second half, Mississippi State continued its scoring margin, but the Rebels tried to cut into the lead behind the play of Breein Tyree with 15 points.
Two other players for the red and blue scored in double figures with Tyree as Deandre Burnett and Stevens finished with 13 and 11 points respectively.
Ole Miss shot 41.1 percent from the field in the game and went 7-23 from downtown. The Rebels hit 81.1 percent from the free-throw line in the game.
On Tuesday, the Rebels will remain on the road as they face the Missouri Tigers.

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

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