Mississippi Valley State vs Ole Miss

Mississippi 93, MVSU 57

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Marshall Henderson scored 22 points as Mississippi placed four players in double figures Friday night to defeat Mississippi Valley State 93-57 in the season opener for both teams.

Murphy Holloway scored 15 points with a game-high 11 rebounds while Reginald Buckner added 10 for the Rebels (1-0), who improved to 36-0 all-time against Southwestern Conference Athletic teams.

Mississippi Valley State (0-1) was led by Davon Usher with 19 points and six assists. The Delta Devils struggled from the field, managing only 32.2 percent (19 of 59), including 10 consecutive misses from three-point range in the first half.

Ole Miss shot 39.7 percent (31 of 79) from the field, but had a decisive edge from the free throw line, hitting 64 percent (25 of 39). The Rebels outrebounded Mississippi Valley State 53-44 and forced 23 turnovers.

Mississippi Valley State led early 5-1 and was within 18-14 midway through the first half. The Delta Devils managed only two field goals in the final nine minutes of the half.

The Rebels pulled away, building a 44-21 halftime lead, as Henderson capped a 13-point first half with a long range 3-point shot at the buzzer. The Rebels converted 13 of 16 first half free throws and forced 13 turnovers.

Ole Miss was never threatened in the second half, consistently managing a 30-point lead. Henderson had a stretch of three consecutive three-point shots within 75 seconds to highlight the blowout.

Mississippi Valley State, despite shooting 42 percent in the second half, 13 of 31, never pulled closer than 25 points in the final 15 minutes. Matt Smith had a team-high 11 rebounds for the Delta Devils.

Ole Miss has won nine consecutive season openers, including 16 of the past 17 home openers. The Rebels improved to 5-0 in the season series with Mississippi Valley State.

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Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
D. Usher, F365-177-860319
N. Brandt, F291-100-12132
B. Ralling, F161-30-03042
M. Holley, C140-10-01020
D. Marshall, G252-42-24327
M. Smith272-72-711146
J. Francis213-51-26037
D. Tomlin132-41-20215
C. Dobbs113-80-00008
A. Framery30-00-00010
C. Henry30-00-00020
C. Samples20-01-20011
Totals 19-5914-244372657
 32.2%58.3% 
Ole Miss Rebels
R. Buckner, F273-44-651210
M. Holloway, F236-103-6112215
M. Henderson, G236-125-611022
N. Williams, G201-62-22304
J. Summers, G171-21-21143
D. Millinghaus221-94-82326
A. Perez183-82-22029
L. White170-51-27121
M. Newby154-123-382211
T. Brutus103-60-12006
A. Jones52-30-04024
W. Norman21-10-12012
C. Peeper10-00-00010
Totals 31-7825-3954142093
 39.7%64.1% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas So.17-223-12105
Alcorn St.14-518-14228
Grambling11-815-17318
Southern U.11-815-18320
Jackson St.10-914-18322
Prairie View10-913-20307
Miss. Val.7-127-25334
Ark.-PB6-127-25345
Alabama St.6-138-23342
Alabama A&M2-162-27351

Southeastern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kentucky16-232-64
Florida14-427-910
Arkansas12-626-1028
S. Carolina12-626-1143
Ole Miss10-822-1477
Alabama10-819-1578
Vanderbilt10-819-1638
Georgia9-919-1552
Texas A&M8-1016-1593
Tennessee8-1016-1682
Auburn7-1118-14113
Miss. State6-1216-16149
LSU2-1610-21194
Missouri2-168-24255
 
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