OXFORD, Miss. (AP)- SeniorMurphy Hollowayscored a season-high 23 points and Ole Miss opened the game on a 17-2 run, as the Rebels buried Lipscomb 91-45 on Friday afternoon.
Holloway's first career three-pointer highlighted the Rebel run to start the game, as the 6-7 forward knocked down his first attempt of the season and Ole Miss never looked back. Holloway also added eight boards, two assists, two steals and a block. Nick Williams scored 14 points for the Rebels (5-0), while Reginald Buckner and Marshall Henderson added 10 apiece.
"Approach is everything with us and I was really pleased with the way we came out," said Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy. "It came from our upper-classmen, which I'm proud of. Murphy (Holloway) admitted last game sometimes it's hard to stay on edge against an opponent you feel you're physically superior to. We were able to play a lot of these, young guys and play through mistakes."
Stephen Hurt led Lipscomb (2-2) with 14 points and seven rebounds while John Ross Glover added 12 points.
The Bisons struggled from the field, managing only 12 of 49 (24.5 percent), while the Rebels forced 26 LU turnovers and block nine Bison shots, including a season-high five from Buckner. Ole Miss led 43-22 at halftime and by more than 30 points for most of the second half. The Rebels were 30 of 69 (43.5 percent) from the field and outrebounded the Bisons 43-38.
"Defensively, we've been good," said Kennedy. "We're swarming around. We've got length; we've got athletes that can make up for some mistakes."
The Rebels improved to 56-2 against nonconference opponents at home during Andy Kennedy's seven-year tenure.
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