NCAAB Game Recap - Western Michigan at Mississippi
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:00 PM EST

GASt
63
Duke
74
F
Monm
57
Kansas
112
F
GWebb
61
UNC
77
F
Gonz
79
TexAM
49
F
NCAT
54
UtSt
81
F
MOSt
56
Xav
59
F
CSNor
70
Aub
116
F
TxSt
63
Baylor
72
F
(N/A)
66
BGSU
88
F
Ida
68
VMI
67
F
(N/A)
51
CSBak
91
F
How
65
RobM
85
F
Dart
55
(N/A)
46
F
MTSt
59
App
56
F
(N/A)
69
Hof
111
F
UTRGV
70
NDSt
76
F
S Wes
61
Furm
83
F
(N/A)
42
BethC
100
F
Jacksn
80
UMassL
78
F
Marsh
64
ND
74
F
TNTec
30
UNCG
64
F
Lipsco
36
Duques
58
F
Copp
69
NIU
81
F
W MI
58
Miss
85
F
LynSt
67
Bry
116
F
(N/A)
53
Longw
78
F
Hamp
65
W&M
78
F
SthAL
72
Chat
90
F
Clev
63
SCar
90
F
WVU
68
Pitt
53
F
Elon
50
Mich
70
F
DelSt
66
UGA
100
F
Radf
73
GaSo
76
F
WCU
74
FlaSt
79
F
W Ky
79
E KY
71
F
NCC
47
Akr
57
F
Alab
79
URI
93
F
FlGlf
68
Mercer
84
F
TXSo
69
SDak
88
F
(N/A)
32
NoAZ
105
F
UMKC
52
WIMil
61
F
PVAM
56
Tex
70
F
YSU
61
ULLa
73
F
MtStM
61
Lamar
76
F
Oral
74
Iowa
87
F
UtVal
66
UAB
55
F
UCDav
67
ArkSt
80
F
Stony
68
TXAMC
63
F
BYU
72
Hou
71
F
Minn
69
Utah
73
F
(N/A)
57
UTEP
71
F
UCIrv
69
Bois
60
F
SDSt
73
Nebras
90
F
(N/A)
45
CAPoly
89
F
CBU
62
Cal
82
F
UCRiv
49
Sac
62
F
UNLV
54
UCLA
71
F
PorSt
75
HI
83
F

Nov 15, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Western Michigan (3-1)

32

26

58

Mississippi (3-0)

40

45

85

Hot start propels Ole Miss past Western Michigan 85-58
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:07 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) OXFORD, Miss. - Mississippi coach Kermit Davis sensed his Rebels were stuck in neutral after the opening 10 minutes against Western Michigan on Friday, so he opted for a defensive change.

Good choice.

Mississippi guards Breein Tyree and Devontae Shuler scored 20 and 16 points, respectively, and combined to spark a decisive 16-0 first-half run as the Rebels defeated Western Michigan 85-58.

"We came out flat and Western Michigan came out confident," Davis said. "Once we changed defenses, used a trap and some different looks, I thought it changed the game and we competed well in the last six or eight minutes of the first half and got in transition. We can be good when we get in transition."

Luis Rodriguez added 10 points and a team-high six rebounds for Ole Miss (3-0), which led 40-32 at halftime and opened the second half with a 11-2 run that ended any Western Michigan (3-1) comeback hopes.

"When we get after it defensively, we can be really scary, really good," Rodriguez said. "When one of us steps up and leads, it's like a domino effect. Somebody else steps up. We have to do that to be successful."

Brandon Johnson and Michael Flowers scored 21 and 14, respectively, for the Broncos (3-1), who led 16-8 in the opening 10 minutes. Western Michigan shot 20 of 59 (33%) from the field, 5 of 32 (15%) from 3-point range and 13 of 17 (77%) from the free-throw line.

Ole Miss shot 32 of 61 (52%), 5 of 15 (33%) from 3-point range and 16 of 20 (80%) from the free-throw line. The Rebels outrebounded the Broncos 38-33 while forcing 19 turnovers, 13 in the second half.

BIG PICTURE

Western Michigan: Coming off an uncharacteristic 8-24 season, the Broncos looked more like the Steve Hawkins-coached teams that won eight Mid-American Conference West titles in the past 15 seasons, at least in the first half. Johnson and Flowers are a formidable one-two punch offensively, but the Broncos had difficulty stopping Ole Miss from penetrating to the basket and had no answers in the second half.

Ole Miss: The Rebels keep winning and using multiple player combinations - but the perimeter combination of Shuler and Tyree continues to impress most. The Rebels rotated three freshmen inside - Khadim Sy, Carlos Curry and Sammy Hunter - with each providing solid minutes and productive numbers. Shuler had seven points to start the early 16-0 run and the Rebels never looked back.

QUOTABLE

"We got the ball to the right people and took the right shots. Tonight, we just could not get those shots to drop," Western Michigan coach Hawkins said. "The defensive intensity and scheme and tempo of Ole Miss had a lot to do with that. A lot."

UP NEXT

Western Michigan: Hosts Alma College on Tuesday.

Ole Miss: Hosts Seattle on Tuesday.

Leaders

Western Michigan PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Cruz 0 0 1 0 1 0
C. Barrs 0 0 0 2 0 1
Mississippi PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. McBride 0 0 0 2 0 0
F. Miller 0 0 2 1 0 0

Team Comparison

W MI Miss
Points For 58 85
Field Goals 20/59-34% 32/61-52%
Three Pointers 5/32-16% 5/15-33%
Free Throws 13/17-76% 16/20-80%
Offensive Rebounds 12 10
Defensive Rebounds 21 28
Rebounds 39 42
Blocks 3 5
Steals 5 10
Turnovers 19 14
Personal Fouls 19 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 15 W MI 58 @ Miss 85 A. Ikongshul 2 A. Collum 3

Game Information

Stadium: The Pavilion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi
Attendance: 7,310
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