Ole Miss Takes Down DePaul 69-63 For Ninth Straight Win

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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico Ole Miss struggled shooting against a physical DePaul squad, but made the clutch shots down the stretch to remain perfect at 9-0 and prevail 69-63 in the Rebels' first of three games at the San Juan Shootout.

 

Dwayne Curtis led the Rebels with 21 points and made 7-of-8 from the charity stripe. Kenny Williams posted his third double-double of the year with 10 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. Chris Warren added 11 points (all in the second half) and David Huertas 10.

 

Ole Miss held DePaul to six field goals in the second half and none over the last nine minutes of the game.

 

Warren hit a big three with 30 seconds remaining when he went up with an off-balance shot and drained it to seal the win.

 

Draelon Burns topped the Blue Demons with 17 points, including 12-of-12 free throws. Karron Clarke added 11 points and 11 rebounds and Wesley Green chipped in 10 points.

 

There were 11 lead changes in the game and the score was tied nine times.

 

The Blue Demons led 31-27 at halftime, the first time all season the Rebels have trailed at the break. Both teams struggled from the floor in the first half, with DePaul edging Ole Miss 34.3 percent to 30.6 percent. Curtis cored a team-high eight in the first period, while Williams grabbed 10 boards in the half.

 

The Rebels return to the San Juan hardwood with a 6:30 p.m. AT match-up with La Salle on Friday.


 

 

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