OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - LaDarius White scored 16 points in his season debut Saturday to lift Mississippi to an 80-56 win over Mississippi Valley State.
White, a freshman guard, became eligible earlier in the day after completing first semester academic requirements and clearance from the NCAA. He hit 6 of 12 from the field, including four from 3-point range.
Ole Miss (8-1) had five players to score in double figures, led by White. Dundrecous Nelson had 12 points, Reginald Buckner scored 11 points with 10 rebounds,, and Murphy Holloway and Terrance Henry added 10 points apiece.
Paul Crosby scored 16 points, Falondo Jones had 13 and Terrance Joyner added 12 for Mississippi Valley State (1-8). The Delta Devils led 16-15 after the opening 10 minutes.
Ole Miss led 41-22 at halftime and led by as many 26 points in the second half. The Rebels improved to 34-0 all-time against Southwestern Athletic Conference teams.