Rebs Continue to Roll
The Ole Miss basketball team continues to win games as they go through their non conference schedule. They put it on Helen of Troy tonight as they won 102-76. Chris Warren had an outstanding game scoring 23 points. For those that have not seen Warren play, he is unlike any point guard the Rebels have had. The freshman is one of the quickest players I have seen and not only does he finish each game with a high number of assists but he also is a great scorer. Go ahead and mark it down he will break Sean Tuhoy's record for assists by the time he leaves Ole Miss.
The schedule will get tougher for the Rebels as they take on New Mexico this weekend. The Lobos are coached by Steve Alford and are undefeated on the season. This should be a good test for the Rebels on their home court this weekend.
(UMAA)OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Chris Warren scored 23 points with 10 assists and sparked a 25-0 run early in the second half Tuesday as Ole Miss defeated Troy 102-76.
Dwayne Curtis had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Jermey Parnell scored 12, while Kenny Williams and Trevor Gaskins added 10 apiece for the Rebels. Ole Miss improved to 5-0 for the first time since the 2000-01 season, when the Rebels advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
Troy (1-4) was led by Jerome Odem with 17 points as Justin Jonus and Brandon Hazzard added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Ole Miss led 47-42 at halftime, closing with a 5-0 spurt in the final minute to take a lead they never surrendered. Warren had 10 first half points for the Rebels, who climbed out of an 8-0 hole in the opening two minutes.
Troy pulled within 47-44 on a O’Darien Bassett jumper to open the second half, before missing 10 consecutive shots. The Trojans, who shot 9-of-38, 23 percent, in the second half, went eight minutes without a basket.
The Rebels answered by scoring 25 consecutive points to build an insurmountable 72-44 lead with 11:24 left. Curtis had eight points and five rebounds in the run, capped by a dunk by Williams, to highlight the surge.
Ole Miss built its biggest lead, 102-67, on a layup by Parnell with 1:21 left. The Rebels shot 43-of-93 from, 46 percent, the field and dominated the boards by a 64-46 margin.