Rebs Continue Streak
(UMAA)ORLANDO (AP) - Chris Warren scored 18 points to help Ole Miss beat Central Florida 76-67 on Saturday, keeping the Rebels off to their best start in six years.
Ole Miss (7-0) handed Central Florida its first loss in the new UCF Arena, which came before a school-record crowd of 5,574. The Rebels haven't won their first seven games since the 2000-01 season.
Warren and Trevor Gaskins both provided Ole Miss with some cushion in the first half, combining to hit 6-of-10 from beyond the arc. Central Florida, meanwhile, managed to hit just one of 11 attempts from long range.
After the Rebels took a 42-32 lead into the break, a 15-6 run in the second half made it 62-49. The Knights responded by scoring the next 12 points, capped off by a 3-pointer from Jermaine Taylor with 4:39 remaining, only to see Ole Miss outscore them 14-6 the rest of the way.
Taylor paced the Knights offensively, finishing with 19 points.