Mississippi Turns It On In The Second Half To Defeat Auburn, 69-65
Jan 9, 2002
Harper's 100th career three-pointer gave Ole Miss (12-3, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) a 60-57 lead with 2:58 left.
The Rebels, who trailed by 20 in the first half, made 7-of-8 free throws in the final 56 seconds to complete the comeback.
Derrick Byrd led Auburn (8-5, 0-2) with 17 points, Marco Killingsworth had 11 and Brandon Robinson 10.
Reed, the Rebels' leading scorer, was coming off a two-point performance in a loss to Tennessee on Sunday. He bounced back going 7-for-18 from the field and 6-for-7 from the line with eight rebounds.
His baseline jumper with 2:21 left gave Ole Miss a 62-57 lead.
Auburn dominated the first 10 minutes, opening with eight consecutive points en route to a 27-7 lead.
Ole Miss answered with a 14-0 run to cut the lead to 27-21 with 5:55 left. Harrison had two baskets, two steals and an assist to spark the rally. Auburn broke the surge with consecutive dunks by Robinson.
The Tigers led 35-28 at halftime, limiting Ole Miss to 9-of-27 from the field. The Rebels, the SEC leaders in three-point percentage, were held to 3-of-12 on 3s in the first half.
Ole Miss evened the score at 52 with 7:25 left on Allen's layup, capping an 8-1 run.
After Robinson hit a free throw, the Rebels took their first lead, 54-53, on a pair of free throws by Harrison with 6:24 left.
Harper's milestone 3-pointer put Ole Miss ahead to stay.
Auburn pulled within 64-63 on Adam Harrington's 3-pointer with 39 seconds left.
The Tigers made 9-of-20 from 3-point range, but missed two in the final 25 seconds while Ole Miss put it away at the line.
The Rebels were 20-for-24 from the line, including 6-for-6 from Harrison.
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