NCAAB Game Recap - Mississippi at Penn State
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:00 PM EST

MSU
75
UCLA
62
F
Dayt
84
Kansas
90
F(OT)
UNC
76
Alab
67
F
Maine
26
UVA
46
F
Gonz
94
SoMis
69
F
Seton
69
Oreg
71
F
NE
79
Web
69
F
LoyIL
68
OlDom
61
F
Bry
54
WCU
78
F
Mich
83
IaSt
76
F
TN-M
76
Boston
73
F
ColSt
79
WaSt
69
F
Drake
63
Murr
53
F
SCSt
47
Tuls
78
F
Charl
78
GASt
81
F(OT)
StLou
64
BC
54
F
MsVl
50
N AL
73
F
TexAr
57
Furm
58
F
GWebb
67
N CO
62
F
Manh
64
URI
73
F
MiaO
66
WriSt
71
F
SoFL
67
Nebras
74
F
Miss
74
PSU
72
F
Denv
64
SCla
81
F
SCar
72
NrthIA
78
F
KansSt
60
Brad
73
F
(N/A)
44
Vermt
93
F
Hartfo
58
SMU
90
F
Niag
54
IPFW
77
F
(N/A)
67
YSU
93
F
(N/A)
62
RobM
102
F
Norf
71
Monm
75
F
Stony
61
Del
75
F
SthAL
76
LaSal
81
F(OT)
NMSt
64
GMas
68
F
SEMO
57
CS-Ful
64
F
Alc
50
ArkLR
67
F
OkSt
86
Syr
72
F
(N/A)
71
Valpa
98
F
Samf
77
SDSt
86
F
Pitt
72
NW
59
F
WichSt
63
WVU
75
F
UGA
80
Chami
77
F
ECen
71
UTEP
91
F
(N/A)
43
IdaSt
102
F
SDak
84
CBU
83
F
PorSt
70
UCSB
81
F
Hof
69
USD
79
F
SJSU
48
OrSt
83
F
VaTec
77
BYU
90
F

Nov 27, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Mississippi (5-1)

27

47

74

Penn State (5-1)

43

29

72

Ole Miss rallies late, edges Penn St. at NIT Season Tip-Off
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:47 PM

NEW YORK (AP) It is one of the oldest adages in sports: Good players win games. Just ask Mississippi coach Kermit Davis.

Breein Tyree scored 18 points to lead Ole Miss to a 74-72 come-from-behind victory over Penn State in the first game of the NIT Season Tip-Off at the Barclays Center on Wednesday night.

Blake Hinson added 17 for the Rebels, who improved to 5-1. Bryce Williams finished with 15 points and KJ Buffen had 13.

"I told the team, `That was a players' win,' Davis said. "We just kept making plays after plays and drove the ball. That was one of the best wins I've been a part of in 38 years of coaching."

Lamar Stevens scored 22 points for the Nittany Lions (5-1). Mike Watkins contributed 18 points and 12 rebounds. Myreon Jones added 12 points.

Whereas Davis was positively gushing about his players, Penn State coach Patrick Chambers publicly questioned his.

"We just don't have that mental toughness to keep competing at a high level." Chambers said while pounding the table after the game to emphasize his point. "To be able to finish games. To be able to win."

Ole Miss trailed by 21 early in the second half, only to tie the game 70-all on Tyree's layup and free throw with 1:06 left.

Penn State regained the lead 72-70 on a Stevens layup, but Tyree drilled a jumper and Williams' two free throws gave Ole Miss their first - and only - lead.

Penn State jumped out to a 20-6 lead in the first 7:27, led by 16 with 3:38 remaining and built a 43-27 halftime advantage. The Nittany Lions forced 14 turnovers in the first half, and 20 of their 43 points were scored in the paint.

Jones' dunk at the 6:13 mark stretched Penn State's lead to 54-35.

Following a timeout, Ole Miss ripped a 15-3 run in a span of 4:18 to pull to 57-50, but a Stevens left-side 3 as the shot clock expired pushed Penn State's lead back to 10. It grew to 66-52 before Ole Miss went on an 11-0 run over a span of 2:21 to cut the deficit to 66-63.

Whereas Ole Miss continued to make shots, Penn State went cold. Following a Watkins' jumper with 7:21 left, the Nittany Lions only scored six points- all from the free-throw line.

"I think they started making shots and their effort was much better in the second half as opposed to the first half," Chambers said. "I thought we got good shots. We didn't make (them). And then we started turning the ball over."

Penn State finished with 16 turnovers, eight in each half.

BIG PICTURE

Mississippi: Credit the Rebels for their resilience and shooting in the second half. The Rebels made 16 of 37 from the field after halftime, including 6 of 11 from 3, and made all nine of their free-throw attempts.

Penn State: It was the first loss of the season for the Nittany Lions, who finished last season's Big Ten Conference schedule with a 7-3 record that included wins over ranked Michigan and Maryland.

UP NEXT

Ole Miss: Advances to the championship game on Friday to face Oklahoma State.

Penn State: Plays Syracuse in the third-place game on Friday.

---

More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25

Leaders

Mississippi PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Shuler 0 0 3 3 1 0
A. Collum 0 0 0 1 1 0
Penn State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Lundy 0 0 1 0 1 2
M. Dread 0 0 2 3 1 0

Team Comparison

Miss PSU
Points For 74 72
Field Goals 26/62-42% 26/58-45%
Three Pointers 7/16-44% 5/19-26%
Free Throws 15/19-79% 15/18-83%
Offensive Rebounds 11 6
Defensive Rebounds 27 27
Rebounds 43 35
Blocks 3 12
Steals 8 10
Turnovers 15 16
Personal Fouls 18 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
Wed Nov 27 Miss 74 @ PSU 72 S. Hunter 3 J. Harrar 2

Game Information

Stadium: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Attendance: 4,114
Game Time: