NCAAB Game Recap - Norfolk State at Mississippi
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:30 PM EST

Evans
67
KY
64
F
CenAR
54
Duke
105
F
N DA
66
Gonz
97
F
Mem
74
Oreg
82
F
Denv
56
UtSt
97
F
MtStM
46
Wash
56
F
Mizzu
58
Xav
63
F(OT)
Aub
70
SthAL
69
F
Pitt
71
RobM
57
F
Crei
69
Mich
79
F
PaulQ
59
Alc
111
F
(N/A)
43
Leh
80
F
Bridg
40
Radf
91
F
(N/A)
45
UMassL
88
F
W&M
80
Woff
79
F
(N/A)
67
Merrim
97
F
How
50
ND
79
F
Amer
67
GrgWas
65
F
Lamar
56
Duques
66
F
Chat
74
Troy
68
F
MD-ES
55
Longw
85
F
(N/A)
63
Hamp
95
F
NCAT
64
WCU
90
F
MsVl
81
W MI
91
F
UNH
61
StJon
74
F
StBon
65
Sien
78
F
Campbl
76
UNCW
81
F(OT)
David
58
Charl
71
F
NE
71
UMass
80
F
Hartfo
62
Maris
51
F
DelSt
74
Manh
85
F
SCSt
39
Lib
65
F
N AL
65
Ind
91
F
Citad
86
UGA
95
F
(N/A)
49
E MI
101
F
(N/A)
43
E KY
129
F
NoKY
69
CoCar
68
F
AF
69
Army
57
F
ECU
62
App
68
F
Fairf
68
HolyC
63
F(OT)
(N/A)
52
LaTec
98
F
Furm
91
ChaSo
47
F
Rice
80
NWSt
74
F
Norf
55
Miss
68
F
ChiSt
34
E IL
98
F
NOrl
64
SMU
77
F
AlSt
56
Hou
84
F
JackSt
79
Tul
88
F
Lipsco
78
TNSt
79
F
ULLa
65
TCU
98
F
NIU
52
IaSt
70
F
(N/A)
60
InWor
86
F
Valpa
89
SIU-E
76
F
(N/A)
53
WIMil
103
F
Oral
67
Tuls
74
F
CBap
54
Tex
67
F
PVAM
48
TxSt
75
F
Clev
53
MOSt
73
F
Copp
76
LoyIL
72
F
N TX
43
Ark
66
F
Minn
56
Butl
64
F
(N/A)
55
JacSt
125
F
WriSt
85
TNTec
80
F(OT)
(N/A)
38
N CO
104
F
LongB
58
Stan
86
F
(N/A)
70
UtVal
101
F
NMSt
50
UTEP
65
F
Murr
63
Tenn
82
F
Mia-FL
79
UCF
70
F
Fres
66
USD
72
F(OT)
PacOR
81
Seatt
115
F
SDSt
66
USC
84
F
WaSt
62
SCla
70
F
Pepp
94
CSNor
82
F
TexAr
73
Nev
80
F
(N/A)
52
UCIrv
98
F
UNLV
75
Cal
79
F(OT)
Okla
77
OrSt
69
F

Nov 12, 2019, 7:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Norfolk State (2-1)

35

20

55

Mississippi (2-0)

40

28

68

Tyree's 21 points leads Mississippi past Norfolk State 68-55
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:39 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Senior guard Breein Tyree scored 21 to help lift Mississippi to a 68-66 win over Norfolk State on Saturday evening.

After a sluggish start in the season-opener, Tyree, the Rebels' All-Southeastern Conference guard, helped them power through some early offensive struggles with 12 first-half points. The Spartans led for a good portion of the first half before a 14-5 surge from Ole Miss to close the half gave it a 40-35 halftime lead.

"I thought changing from our 1-3-1 into our 2-3 zone was the difference," Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis said. "That was really the first time we have had to go to it. It slowed things down. They couldn't drive the ball on top of us like they were able to in the first half."

Norfolk State kept the game at arm's length and trailed by five with just over 10 minutes to play, but a 13-5 run by the Rebels over the next six minutes put the game out of reach. Sophomore K.J. Buffen had a career-high 23 points of his own and grabbed eight rebounds. Seven of his points came in the second half on 7-9 shooting. Buffen has had a strong start to this sophomore campaign and is flashing an improved offensive skillset.

"I am a lot stronger in my second year, so it is just easier," Buffen said. "I am more comfortable out there."

The Rebels held the Spartans to just six points over the final seven minutes. Norfolk State's backcourt tandem of Joe Bryant and Jermaine Bishop led the Spartans in scoring with 11 points apiece.

Tyree gets going offensively:

Tyree rectified a six-point performance on 2-of-9 shooting in the Rebels' season-opening win over Arkansas State. Head coach Kermit Davis though Tyree settled for a lot of jump shots in that game and Tyree did a much better job attacking the rim against the Spartans. He was 8-of-18 from the field and 2-of-8 from three-point range.

"He has to be who he is," Davis said. "He is really good on the move. He has been settling. He needs to get to the rim in transition. I knew he would be better tonight."

The Spartans suffered their first setback of the season and fell to 2-1

Big Picture

Ole Miss moved to 2-0 on the season and closes out a season-opening four-game homestand with Western Michigan Friday and Seattle Tuesday. The scoring the Rebels are getting from their backcourt between Shuler and Tyree, along with the emergence of Buffen as an offensive threat in the high post, bodes well for the Rebels as they await the return of sophomore forward Blake Hinson, who has been sidelined with a blood abnormality and is expected to be cleared to practice with contact within the next week.

UP NEXT:

Ole Miss hosts Western Michigan on Friday

Norfolk State returns home to face The Apprentice School on Thursday

Leaders

Norfolk State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Chavis 0 0 1 1 2 0
N. Chambers 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mississippi PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
F. Miller Jr. 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Williams 0 0 1 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Norf Miss
Points For 55 68
Field Goals 17/52-33% 26/51-51%
Three Pointers 5/21-24% 5/15-33%
Free Throws 16/21-76% 11/17-65%
Offensive Rebounds 9 5
Defensive Rebounds 24 30
Rebounds 35 38
Blocks 3 3
Steals 8 12
Turnovers 17 13
Personal Fouls 21 16
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 12 Norf 55 @ Miss 68 C. Ford 3 S. Hunter 2

Game Information

Stadium: The Pavilion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi
Attendance: 6,412
Game Time: