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Hinson leads Ole Miss over No. 14 Mississippi St 81-77

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Blake Hinson strolled onto his rival's home court, hit a few huge 3-pointers, scored a career-high 26 points and looked like he had the time of his life doing it.

If the Mississippi freshman had any nerves in a big Southeastern Conference road game, he sure didn't show it.

Hinson poured in basket after basket, Breein Tyree added 19 points and Ole Miss rallied for an 81-77 win over No. 14 Mississippi State on Saturday. With a wide grin and relaxed demeanor, Hinson acted like the breakout performance was something he does every day.

''It was super fun,'' Hinson said. ''I love basketball, and this was a great basketball atmosphere. I was loving every part of it.''

Ole Miss (13-2, 3-0 SEC) won its 10th straight, continuing its surprising run of great basketball under first-year coach Kermit Davis.

Mississippi State (12-3, 0-2) had a two-point lead at halftime and stretched that advantage to 48-39 in the opening minutes of the second half. But the Rebels wouldn't go away - Hinson hit three straight 3-pointers at one point - and Ole Miss pulled ahead 70-62 with seven minutes left.

''We did obviously a horrible job on Blake Hinson,'' Mississippi State coach Ben Howland said. ''We knew what he was. He's a 3-point shooter. He really got going.''

The Bulldogs would rally, and Nick Weatherspoon hit a 3-pointer with 1:22 left to tie it at 77. The Rebels finally went ahead for good when Tyree made a driving layup with about 50 seconds left, quieting a Humphrey Coliseum crowd that topped 10,000.

The 6-foot-7 Hinson made 8 of 16 shots, including 5 of 11 from 3-point range. Terence Davis added 12 points. Tyree had a good game - and hit some clutch shots in the final minutes - despite a left shoulder injury early in the contest that kept him off the court for a few minutes.

''In a game like that,'' Tyree said. ''Adrenaline takes over. While I was on the court, no pain.''

Mississippi State used a 14-0 run midway through the first half to take a 32-21 lead, but Ole Miss closed the gap to 41-39 by halftime. Quinndary Weatherspoon had 11 points in the first half for the Bulldogs. Hinson and Devontae Shuler both scored 10 for the Rebels.

Mississippi State was led by Quinndary Weatherspoon's 18 points. Lamar Peters added 16.

TECHNICAL FRENZY

It was a rowdy atmosphere at Humphrey Coliseum for one of the best games between these rivals in a decade. That passion sometimes turned into shenanigans - Ole Miss earned three technical fouls while Mississippi State had one.

Kermit Davis had a lot of good things to say about his team after Saturday's win, but he wasn't happy with that development.

''We deserved it,'' Davis said. ''I apologize. I haven't had player technicals in a long, long, long time. ... You've got to compose yourself. That's on me. We'll get that one fixed.''

KERMIT IN STARKVILLE

Davis knows Starkville quite well. He grew up in the town, where his dad was the head coach of the Bulldogs in the 1970s. Davis also played for the Bulldogs in the early 1980s.

''Some things run through your mind as a kid who grew up in this building,'' Davis said. ''It was a little strange early, but when the ball tips, you're just coaching like mad for your players.''

BIG PICTURE

Ole Miss: The Rebels were picked to finish last in the SEC this season, but that looks very unlikely at this point. Hinson picked a great time to have a big game, and the rest of the Rebels were tough in a very loud road environment.

Mississippi State: It's another tough loss for the Bulldogs, who looked great during nonconference play but have dropped two straight in the league. Mississippi State has to get its defense back in order if it's going to be a factor in the SEC race.

UP NEXT

Ole Miss returns home to face LSU on Tuesday.

Mississippi State hosts Florida on Tuesday.

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Key Players
D. Shuler
2 G
Q. Weatherspoon
11 G
32.9 Min. Per Game 32.9
17.1 Pts. Per Game 17.1
2.8 Ast. Per Game 2.8
5.5 Reb. Per Game 5.5
47.4 Field Goal % 47.8
40.0 Three Point % 32.7
83.8 Free Throw % 84.0
  Defensive rebound by Devontae Shuler 3.0
  Nick Weatherspoon missed 3-pt. jump shot 5.0
+ 1 Breein Tyree made 2nd of 2 free throws 9.0
+ 1 Breein Tyree made 1st of 2 free throws 9.0
  Personal foul on Nick Weatherspoon 9.0
  Lost ball turnover on Abdul Ado 10.0
  Offensive rebound by Abdul Ado 12.0
  Lamar Peters missed layup 14.0
  Defensive rebound by Abdul Ado 26.0
  Devontae Shuler missed free throw 26.0
  Personal foul on Lamar Peters 26.0
Team Stats
Points 81 77
Field Goals 27-58 (46.6%) 30-64 (46.9%)
3-Pointers 12-31 (38.7%) 6-21 (28.6%)
Free Throws 15-20 (75.0%) 11-16 (68.8%)
Total Rebounds 30 38
Offensive 6 11
Defensive 21 24
Team 3 3
Assists 15 11
Steals 3 8
Blocks 3 4
Turnovers 10 15
Fouls 17 17
Technicals 3 1
26 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST
18 PTS, 8 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Ole Miss 13-2 394281
home team logo 14 Miss. State 12-3 413677
Team Stats
away team logo Ole Miss 13-2 79.1 PPG 40.4 RPG 15.9 APG
home team logo 14 Miss. State 12-3 79.5 PPG 39.3 RPG 16.1 APG
Key Players
0
B. Hinson G 9.4 PPG 2.9 RPG 1.6 APG 44.6 FG%
11
Q. Weatherspoon G 16.6 PPG 5.6 RPG 2.8 APG 47.9 FG%
Top Scorers
B. Hinson G 26 PTS 5 REB 1 AST
Q. Weatherspoon G 18 PTS 8 REB 3 AST
46.6 FG% 46.9
38.7 3PT FG% 28.6
75.0 FT% 68.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Hinson 26 5 1 8/16 5/11 5/8 3 38 2 1 2 0 5
B. Tyree 19 1 5 5/12 1/6 8/9 1 35 0 0 0 0 1
T. Davis 12 5 3 5/10 2/5 0/0 3 28 0 0 2 1 4
D. Shuler 10 6 1 3/7 2/4 2/3 2 36 0 0 3 2 4
D. Olejniczak 6 1 1 3/4 0/0 0/0 1 19 0 2 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Hinson 26 5 1 8/16 5/11 5/8 3 38 2 1 2 0 5
B. Tyree 19 1 5 5/12 1/6 8/9 1 35 0 0 0 0 1
T. Davis 12 5 3 5/10 2/5 0/0 3 28 0 0 2 1 4
D. Shuler 10 6 1 3/7 2/4 2/3 2 36 0 0 3 2 4
D. Olejniczak 6 1 1 3/4 0/0 0/0 1 19 0 2 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Stevens 6 8 1 2/6 2/4 0/0 2 21 0 0 1 2 6
D. Davis 2 0 0 1/3 0/1 0/0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
Z. Naylor 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Buffen 0 1 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 4 8 1 0 1 1 0
L. Rodriguez 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
A. Morgano - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. McBride - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. Miller Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Halums - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 81 27 15 27/58 12/31 15/20 17 200 3 3 10 6 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Q. Weatherspoon 18 8 3 6/12 0/2 6/8 4 32 2 0 5 3 5
L. Peters 16 0 4 6/15 3/9 1/1 2 33 0 0 4 0 0
N. Weatherspoon 11 4 2 5/10 1/2 0/0 4 25 0 0 1 0 4
A. Holman 8 4 1 2/5 2/4 2/3 2 29 1 2 1 0 4
A. Ado 6 11 0 3/6 0/0 0/0 2 26 2 2 3 6 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Q. Weatherspoon 18 8 3 6/12 0/2 6/8 4 32 2 0 5 3 5
L. Peters 16 0 4 6/15 3/9 1/1 2 33 0 0 4 0 0
N. Weatherspoon 11 4 2 5/10 1/2 0/0 4 25 0 0 1 0 4
A. Holman 8 4 1 2/5 2/4 2/3 2 29 1 2 1 0 4
A. Ado 6 11 0 3/6 0/0 0/0 2 26 2 2 3 6 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Perry 7 7 0 3/7 0/2 1/2 2 21 2 0 1 2 5
R. Woodard II 7 0 0 3/3 0/0 1/2 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
T. Carter 4 1 1 2/6 0/2 0/0 1 25 1 0 0 0 1
J. Tshisumpa - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Datcher - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Clayton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Feazell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Gray - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Storm - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Oduro - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Junkin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Stewart - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 77 35 11 30/64 6/21 11/16 17 200 8 4 15 11 24