NCAAB Game Recap - Arkansas State at Mississippi
Fri Nov 8, 2019 7:00 PM EST

E KY
49
KY
91
F
UNCG
62
Kansas
74
F
ColSt
55
Duke
89
F
UNC
78
UNCW
62
F
IL-C
46
Mem
92
F
Baylor
64
Wash
67
F
Web
34
UtSt
89
F
Sien
63
Xav
81
F
BGSU
79
LSU
88
F
David
66
Aub
76
F
N TX
56
VACom
59
F
(N/A)
51
E MI
93
F
(N/A)
76
Mercer
84
F
Oakl
53
Del
56
F
(N/A)
62
USC-Up
103
F
USMMA
43
Army
80
F
(N/A)
64
SCSt
79
F
(N/A)
53
Norf
93
F
(N/A)
54
Elon
95
F
Dart
68
Buff
63
F
Akr
84
WVU
94
F
(N/A)
65
Jacksn
83
F
ArkSt
43
Miss
71
F
(N/A)
37
Yale
94
F
Maris
58
VMI
56
F
Copp
42
VaTec
74
F
(N/A)
31
Tows
100
F
Vermt
61
StBon
59
F
StFPA
98
Rich
100
F(OT)
ChaSo
49
NCAT
63
F
FlAtl
60
Mia-FL
74
F
UMassL
87
LongI
74
F
Longw
65
GMas
76
F
LoyIL
63
Furm
87
F
Niag
64
Drex
72
F
Rider
81
DelSt
54
F
SacHr
67
UConn
89
F
W&M
79
Amer
70
F
(N/A)
47
Campbl
101
F
TexSA
60
SIU
72
F
(N/A)
66
CoCar
102
F
Radf
60
Lib
66
F
FaDi
59
DeP
70
F
E IL
52
Wisc
65
F
(N/A)
71
NW
61
F
NoKY
56
Mizzu
71
F
SamH
58
MisSt
67
F
(N/A)
61
Lamar
106
F
Harv
79
NE
84
F
Reinh
55
GaSo
109
F
Eccle
52
Gram
147
F
HBU
81
Oral
95
F
(N/A)
59
FlInt
101
F
ECU
57
Navy
62
F
MsVl
49
Utah
143
F
Ill
83
GrCan
71
F
SIU-E
60
Iowa
87
F
SDak
72
Pacif
62
F
CalLu
56
CBap
112
F
CAPoly
63
SCla
77
F
(N/A)
27
Sac
76
F
InWor
61
N CO
83
F
AzSt
71
Colora
81
F
Portl
65
USC
76
F
FlaAM
52
HI
65
F

Nov 8, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Arkansas State (1-1)

19

24

43

Mississippi (1-0)

39

32

71

Shuler scores 20, leads Ole Miss over Arkansas State 71-43
Fri Nov 8, 2019 9:53 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi guard Devontae Shuler managed to smile when he considered the final statistics in the post-game press conference and admitted, "It feels good to be averaging 20 points a game right now."

Shuler scored 20 points and sparked a decisive first-half run Friday night as Mississippi defeated Arkansas State 71-43 in its season opener. The performance earned a positive review from Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis.

"He dominated the game on both ends," Davis said. "He looked like the most experienced guy on the floor and it really showed."

Shuler had a pair of three-point shots to highlight an early 18-3 run for the Rebels (1-0), who led 39-19 at halftime. The Rebels led by as many as 29 points, the earliest at 50-21, on a pair of Shuler free throws with13:54 left. KJ Buffen added 16 points and a game-high 9 rebounds.

Canberk Kus and J.J. Matthews had 10 points apiece and Marquis Eaton added six rebounds and five assists for the Red Wolves (1-1). Arkansas State shot 15 of 46 (32%) from the field, 6 of 19 (31 %) from 3-point range and 7 of 12 (58%) from the free-throw line.

"Any time you hold a team to 32 percent, that's a good opening game for us," Davis said. "Devontae and KJ were really solid, but we've still got a long way to go offensively."

Ole Miss shot 25 of 56 (45%), 8 of 26 (31%) from 3-point range, including three from Shuler. The Rebels were 13 of 20 (65%) from the free-throw line and out rebounded the Red Wolves 40-28 while forcing 23 turnovers.

BIG PICTURE

Arkansas State: The Red Wolves, after defeating Arkansas-Monticello at home last week, did not play well in the road opener. Arkansas State had

16 turnovers and scored only three points during a pair of seven-minute stretches in the first half.

Ole Miss: After a sluggish two minutes, the Rebels controlled the tempo and had early scoring runs of 18-3, 10-0 and 16-6. Davis places a premium on athletic players who are active defensively and the Rebels looked the part in the home opener. Breein Tyree had a team-high four assists and three steals.

QUOTABLE

"We don't make excuses. The turnovers were the difference," Arkansas State coach Mike Balado said. "Pressure does that to you. It wears you down and Ole Miss is long and athletic defensively. We'll look at it and I'm confident we'll get better."

UP NEXT

Arkansas State: Hosts VMI Thursday in the opener of the Red Wolves Classic.

Ole Miss: Hosts Norfolk State Tuesday in the second of a four-game home stand.

Leaders

Arkansas State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Kus 10 0 2 2 4 0
J. Matthews 10 0 0 2 1 0
Mississippi PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. McBride 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Hunter 0 0 2 2 0 0

Team Comparison

ArkSt Miss
Points For 43 71
Field Goals 15/46-33% 25/56-45%
Three Pointers 6/19-32% 8/26-31%
Free Throws 7/12-58% 13/20-65%
Offensive Rebounds 6 11
Defensive Rebounds 22 29
Rebounds 36 47
Blocks 2 3
Steals 11 14
Turnovers 23 15
Personal Fouls 19 20
Technical Fouls 2 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Miss Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 8 ArkSt 43 @ Miss 71 A. Jackson 1 B. Williams 2

Game Information

Stadium: The Pavilion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi
Attendance: 8,009
Game Time: