Reed Leads Rebels Over East Carolina, 65-49
Jan. 3, 2004
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Justin Reed scored 27 points as Mississippi won their sixth consecutive game with a 65-49 victory over East Carolina on Saturday.
Reed, who missed much of the second half because of foul trouble, was 10-for-16 from the field and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds.
Aaron Harper added 15 points for the Rebels (8-3), who never trailed in their final non-conference game this season.
Corey Rouse led East Carolina (8-2) with 12 points.
The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Pirates, who defeated Ole Miss last season at home.
East Carolina shot a season low 17-for-49 from the field, which included a perfect 5-for-5 performance from Rouse.
The Rebels started by hitting five consecutive shots from the field to take an 11-0 lead.
East Carolina's Rouse broke the scoring drought with a layup, but the Pirates never got closer than 10 points again.
The Rebels led at halftime 42-26, after leading by as many as 22 points.
The biggest lead came at 36-14 on a 3-point shot by Todd Abernethy with 7:08 left.
East Carolina pulled to 49-39 with 8:18 left on a Derrick Wiley jumper.
Ole Miss went without a field goal for more than nine minutes while forwards Reed and Eddie were sidelined with foul trouble.
The baskets were the only points scored by Moore and Rhodes, but ended any comeback hopes for the Pirates.
In the closing five minutes, Reed and Harper accounted for the final 10 points for the Rebels.
The Rebels finished 25-of-47 from the field and outrebounded East Carolina
- Men's Sports
- Women's Sports
- ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
- Athletics Leadership
- Media Relations
- News Archives
- Spirit Squads
- Staff Directory
- This is Ole Miss
- FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES
- FedEx Student Athlete Success Center
- Health and Sports Performance
- M-Club Alumni Chapter
- Student-Athlete Development
- Rebels' Choice Awards
- Social Media
- E-Newsletter Sign Up
- Charitable Donations
- Contact Us
- Poster/Schedule Card Request
- Media and Downloads
- Ole Miss Sports Apps
- Calendar Schedule
- Sync Your Calendar
- Desktop Backgrounds
- School Song Downloads
- FOR KIDS
- Camps and Clinics
- Rebel Kids Club
- Birthdays with the Rebels
- Chairback Rentals
- Gameday Central [Football] [Basketball] [Baseball]
- Rebel Windows
- Visitor's Guide
- What To Wear