Holloway Scores Game Winner In Wild Finish
Nick Williams (photo by Joshua McCoy)

Dec. 1, 2011

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Murphy Holloway scored the game winner with three seconds left and Ole Miss won its matchup of the Big East/SEC Challenge over DePaul, 70-68, on Thursday night.

Holloway grabbed the ball from Blue Demons forward Cleveland Melvin and dashed downcourt for the score.

Holloway had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Rebels (6-1), who led by 17 points early in the second half. It was Holloway's third double-double of the season and the 17th of his career.

Brandon Young had 18 points for DePaul (4-2), and Melvin added 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The victory was the first road win over a Big East opponent in Ole Miss history. It marked the third straight win for Ole Miss and second in three meetings against the Blue Demons.

The Rebels built a double-digit lead while DePaul failed to make a field goal in the final 7:04 of the first half.

Nick Williams led the Rebels with a season-high 17 points on 7 of 9 shooting.


 

 

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