Murray State 61

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Ole Miss 77

(2-0, 2-0 home)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, November 17, 2010

    C.M. 'Tad' Smith Coliseum, Oxford, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    MURR 23 3861
    MISS 34 4377

    Top Performers

    Murray State: D. Poole 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

    Ole Miss: N. Williams 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Mississippi 77, Murray St. 61

    Associated Press

    OXFORD, Miss. -- Zach Graham scored a career-high 22 points and Nick Williams added 21 as Mississippi cruised to a 77-61 victory over Murray State on Wednesday night.

    Graham, a 6-foot-6 senior, made 6 of 11 shots from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range. He was also 7 of 7 from the free-throw line.

    Williams, a transfer from Indiana playing just his second game with the Rebels, made 7 of 10 from the field. The 6-foot-4 sophomore added six rebounds and two assists.

    Ole Miss (2-0) made 22 of 23 free throws (95.7 percent) and led by as many as 23 late in the second half.

    The Rebels dominated in the paint, outscoring the Racers 34-17 and outrebounding them 39-30. Sophomore Reggie Buckner blocked three shots.

    Murray State (1-1), which returned three starters from a team that made the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season, shot just 30.2 percent from the field (16 of 53) and trailed 34-23 at halftime. Isaiah Canaan led the Racers with 15 points. Donte Poole added 12 and Jeffrey McClain scored 11.

    The Racers jumped out to an early six-point lead, but fought foul trouble throughout the game. Ole Miss went on a 11-0 run midway through the first half to take a 21-14 lead and the Rebels never trailed again. Graham and Williams scored a combined seven points during that crucial run.

    Chris Warren's school-record streak of 46 straight games with a 3-pointer ended. The Mississippi senior finished with 10 points. He missed all four of his attempts from beyond the arc -- including one in the final seconds.

    Ole Miss is now 39-1 at home in non-conference games under fifth-year coach Andy Kennedy. The Rebels are 19-5 all-time against teams from the Ohio Valley Conference.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 61 77
    FG Made-Attempted 16-53 (.302) 25-56 (.446)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-18 (.500) 5-18 (.278)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-22 (.909) 22-23 (.957)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 23

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