NCAAB Game Recap - Tennessee Tech at Mississippi
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:00 PM EST

WVU
67
OhSt
59
F
Kansas
72
Stan
56
F
AlSt
59
Oreg
98
F
Lipsco
59
Aub
86
F
UMassL
60
Mich
86
F
Bry
70
MD
84
F
W MI
62
MSU
95
F
Navy
56
UVA
65
F
Corn
59
PSU
90
F
CSBak
58
TxTch
73
F
KennSt
51
Iowa
93
F
Norf
65
Stony
81
F
AlaAM
56
ND
82
F
NJIT
47
UConn
69
F
(N/A)
55
CenCT
89
F
Lib
57
LSU
74
F
CmbTN
42
Chat
72
F
Iona
54
Colora
99
F
(N/A)
48
ETSU
117
F
KTChr
56
Presb
81
F
TXAMC
52
Nebras
73
F
NCAT
64
Ill
95
F
(N/A)
45
Bingha
98
F
VMI
82
USC-Up
91
F
Lafy
67
SacHr
66
F
HolyC
62
Sien
74
F
Campbl
63
Ohio
55
F
SeLA
31
OkSt
82
F
(N/A)
72
TN-M
92
F
(N/A)
48
SIU-E
96
F
AbCh
66
WichSt
84
F
SamH
75
Rice
61
F
Duques
61
Marsh
83
F
(N/A)
45
Radf
90
F
UCDav
69
NM
74
F
Hartfo
67
NW
66
F
TNTec
63
Miss
80
F
Leh
62
Princ
71
F
App
60
NCSU
72
F
URI
89
MidTN
62
F
Alc
57
SCla
92
F
(N/A)
67
USD
93
F
ChBap
61
NWSt
101
F
LoyMD
51
VACom
85
F
FlAtl
58
SoFL
60
F
(N/A)
59
SEMO
74
F
NDSt
66
Denv
55
F
SDSt
78
NebOm
81
F
SDak
75
W IL
82
F
N DA
66
OrSt
83
F
Harv
71
Cal
63
F
NNMU
30
NMSt
104
F
UCSB
85
ULLa
77
F
Tuls
67
KansSt
69
F
Boston
69
(N/A)
67
F
MD-ES
37
VaTec
92
F
Ark
71
Ind
64
F
Rich
78
Alab
90
F
BethC
67
StLou
77
F
ArkPB
50
WaSt
65
F
Maine
51
HI
91
F
FlGlf
58
USC
71
F

Dec 29, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Tennessee Tech (3-10)

32

31

63

Mississippi (9-3)

31

49

80

Shuler, Buffen help Ole Miss defeat Tennessee Tech 80-63
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:01 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Devontae Shuler, despite scoring 20 points and adding five rebounds and five assists, was pleased but not satisfied with his performance Sunday as Mississippi defeated Tennessee Tech 80-63.

"My foot is not 100 percent yet and that's held me back," said Shuler, who has played with nagging heel injuries for two seasons. "I'm probably

80 percent and it hurts, but I had time to rest it over the break and that helped."

Shuler finished 8 of 12 from the field and KJ Buffen and Khadim Sy added 20 and 11 points, respectively. Ole Miss (9-3) shot 18 of 26 (69%) from the field in the second half and out rebounded the Golden Eagles 37-30, including a game-high 10 rebounds by Blake Hinson.

Buffen had 16 second-half points to highlight a decisive 23-6 run as Ole Miss built an insurmountable 67-47 lead with 6:38 left. In the four-minute surge, Shuler had two baskets, two rebounds, a blocked shot, an assist and forced two Tennessee Tech turnovers that led to easy baskets.

Jr. Clay and Darius Allen led Tennessee Tech (3-10) with 13 points apiece, including four rebounds and three assists by Clay. The Golden Eagles led 32-31 at halftime, but finished 24 of 60 (40%) from the field, including 7 of 18 (39%) from 3-point range.

"We're having a hard time starting games and that's new to me," Ole Miss coach Kermit Davis said. "Credit Tennessee Tech and (Coach) John Pelphrey for that. He's a great friend and a great coach. But we aren't where we need to be yet defensively and with our toughness."

BIG PICTURE

Tennessee Tech: The Golden Eagles kept it interesting, leading early in the second half before falling off the pace in the final 15 minutes. Considering Pelphrey's club had significant contributions from eight sophomores and freshmen, the performance was encouraging as Ohio Valley Conference play begins this week.

Ole Miss: The workmanlike win sets up a road game with 11-1 Wichita State that holds NCAA Tournament implications for both teams. The Rebels also face a January Southeastern Conference slate that includes four road games.

"I think Wichita State will be in the Top 25 this week and they would be the fifth Top 25 team at some point that we've played," Davis said. I think they're a team that could win the SEC Championship."

SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE

The Rebels had 22 assists on 30 field goals, including five apiece from Austin Crowley and Shuler. Ole Miss had nine players with at least one assist, including three apiece from Breein Tyree and Hinson and lead the SEC with an average of 16.3 per game.

UP NEXT

Tennessee Tech: Visits Eastern Kentucky in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams on Thursday.

Ole Miss: Visits Wichita State on Saturday.

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Leaders

Tennessee Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Quest 0 0 0 1 1 0
L. Kuimi 0 0 0 2 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

TNTec Miss
Points For 63 80
Field Goals 24/60-40% 30/55-55%
Three Pointers 7/18-39% 7/23-30%
Free Throws 8/10-80% 13/21-62%
Offensive Rebounds 6 6
Defensive Rebounds 24 31
Rebounds 33 40
Blocks 2 4
Steals 5 5
Turnovers 10 11
Personal Fouls 21 11
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 29 TNTec 63 @ Miss 80 C. Ridenour 2 J. McBride 3

Game Information

Stadium: The Pavilion at Ole Miss, Oxford, Mississippi
Attendance: 7,261
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