Ole Miss Handed First Road Loss Of Season At Southern Miss

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Reginald Buckner (AP photo)
Reginald Buckner (AP photo)

Dec. 17, 2011

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Terrance Henry scored a career-high 26 points, but Ole Miss could not withstand a furious late Southern Miss rally in an 86-82 road loss Saturday.

Angelo Johnson scored 23 points and Neil Watson added 18 to lead Southern Miss.

Southern Miss (8-2) led for much of the second half but Henry tied the game at 76 on a pair of free throws with 1:53 remaining. Watson responded with a 3-pointer to give the Golden Eagles a 79-76 lead and Torye Pelham added an emphatic one-handed jam on the next possession to seal the victory.

Southern Miss shot 49.2 percent from the field (30 of 61), including 53.3 percent (8 of 15) from 3-point range.

Ole Miss (9-2) was led by Henry, who shot 10 of 14 from the field. Dundrecous Nelson scored 19 points and Jarvis Summers added 12.

Reginald Buckner posted a double-double with 10 points and 16 rebounds. He blocked four shots and surpassed Sean Murphy as the all-time career blocks leader at Ole Miss with his second swat of the game. Buckner now has 183 career blocks.

It was the first meeting between the two teams in Hattiesburg since 1994. The loss snapped Ole Miss’ six-game winning streak.

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