Ole Miss Offense Explodes For 108-70 Win Over Lamar

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP)  Ole Miss placed six players in double figures Friday, led by Dwayne Curtis with 19 points and 10 rebounds, as the Rebels defeated Lamar 108-70.

 

Chris Warren had 16 points and eight assists and Kenny Williams added 14 points with 15 rebounds as the Rebels (3-0) broke the 100-point barrier for the first time since a 100-80 win over Nicholls in 2006.

 

David Huertas had 13 points while Zach Graham and Eniel Polynice had 12 points apiece for Ole Miss, who shot 57 percent and dominated the boards, 53-30. The win was the 15th consecutive non-conference home decision, dating back to 2005.

 

Lamar (1-1) was led by Lamar Sanders with 14 points while Justin Nabors had 13 and Currye Todd had 10. The Cardinals could not overcome a slow start, managing only 2-of-18 from the field in the opening 10 minutes.

           

Ole Miss led 53-31 at halftime, using 16-1 and 13-2 runs to build what proved to be an insurmountable lead. Williams led the Rebels with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Huertas and Warren had nine points apiece.

 

Lamar never closed within 20 points in the second half as the Rebels continued to pull away. The largest lead for the Rebels came at 102-58 on a three-point shot by Brian Smith with 3:18 left.

 

The Cardinals finished 27-of-67, 41 percent, after the slow start but were plagued by 17 turnovers and the inability to get to the boards. Ole Miss was 42-of-75 from the field, including 6-of-16 from three-point range.


 

 

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