Rebels Fall To Virginia Tech On The Road
Dec. 11, 2016

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Senior Sebastian Saiz led Ole Miss with 21 points and sophomore Terence Davis added 18 and 12 rebounds for his first career double-double, but the Rebels dropped a road game at ACC foe Virginia Tech 80-75 Sunday.

Ole Miss trailed the entire second half, including 68-54 with a little more than five minutes left to play, but the Rebels scored on six straight possessions. They hit three 3-pointers in that span to cut the lead to 71-70 on a basket by Cullen Neal with 1:24 remaining.

Ahmed Hill hit 5 of 10 from the floor, including 3 of 6 from beyond the 3-point arc for Virginia Tech (8-1), which won its fourth straight game. Zach LeDay added 15 points.

"If they get penetration, because of their spacing and ball movement, they're going to find the open guy," Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy said. "You've got three of their five guys typically making 3's — and then (Chris) Clarke throws one in. And LeDay throws one in. It doesn't do good for the other team."

The Rebels return to action Thursday with a home game against Murray State for the first of three straight non-conference home games before opening SEC play against No. 6 Kentucky on Dec. 29.


 

 

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