Rebels Storm Back From 23 Down For 10th Straight Over Tigers
Feb. 11, 2017

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By Dylan Edwards, OleMissSports.com

OXFORD, Miss. - With 18:53 left in the second half, Auburn hit a 3-pointer that increased the Tigers lead to 23 points at 53-29. From that point forward, Terence Davis and Cullen Neal saw to the Rebels rapid comeback in the second half to knock off Auburn.

Davis played only four minutes in the first half because he picked up two quick fouls, but the Tigers had no answer for the sophomore in the second half when he was able to stay on the floor. Davis hit 11 of 13 shots for 26 points in the final 20 minutes of the game. Davis and Neal combined for 41 of the Rebels 63 second half points to finish the game with 26 and 20 points, respectively.

The Rebels grabbed the lead with 5:06 remaining when Neal connected on a 3, his third of the game. From that point forward, the Rebels would not relinquish the lead.

The Rebels overcame a 20-point halftime deficit for just the 2nd time in school history. The 23-point comeback tied the largest in school history, when the Rebels erased the same 23-point deficit to knock off Alabama in 2010. 

The Rebels didn't waste time in the second half making the comeback. By the 12-minute media time, the deficit was in single digits and Ole Miss never gave Auburn a chance to extend the lead back out.

Ole Miss used quick runs in the second half to make the Auburn lead disappear. The Rebels exploded for two runs of 11 and a run of 10 in the half.

Ole Miss was very good at the free throw line for the entire game, hitting 27 of 31 from the charity stripe. The Rebels scored their final 12 points of the game from the line put the game on ice and complete the historic comeback.

Ole Miss is back in action on Tuesday, hosting LSU on Valentine's Day.


 

 

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