January 19, 2019 / 8:32 PM / 6 months ago

Ole Miss rebounds from loss, tops Arkansas

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Breein Tyree scored 22 points as No. 18 Ole Miss bounced back from a mid-week loss to defeat Arkansas 84-67 in an SEC game Saturday afternoon in Oxford, Miss.

On Tuesday, the Rebels saw their 10-game winning streak end. In their first game as a ranked team in six years, they lost at home to LSU, 83-69.

Shaking off that setback, Tyree was joined in double figures by Terence Davis with 18 points, Bruce Stevens with 14 off the bench and Dominik Olejniczak with 13. Ole Miss (14-3, 4-1) led from wire to wire.

Guard Devontae Shuler, Ole Miss’ third-leading scorer (10.3 points game), did not start because of a sore foot. Shuler had just three points on 1-of-6 shooting off the bench.

Keyshawn Embery-Simpson scored 16, Gabe Osabuohien added 13 and Isaiah Joe scored 11 to lead the Razorbacks (10-7, 1-4), who shot 40 percent (22 of 55) from the floor. Embery-Simpson led a strong effort by the Arkansas bench, which outscored the Rebels reserves, 35-21.

Ole Miss had an 11-point halftime lead, but it took Arkansas just three minutes to get within six points at the start of the second half.

D.C. Davis scored seven points as the Rebels built the lead to 62-45 midway through the half.

The Razorbacks briefly got within 12 points, but Ole Miss quickly expanded the lead to 18.

The closest Arkansas got the rest of the way was 13 points.

Ole Miss scored the first seven points and opened an 11-2 lead before Arkansas settled in.

The Razorbacks got within three points twice before the Rebels expanded the lead again.

Shuler scored his first points on a 3-pointer that gave Ole Miss a 26-16 lead.

The Rebels increased the lead to 13 and the Razorbacks got as close as seven before Tyree and Davis each made a 3-pointer to help Ole Miss take a 46-35 halftime lead.

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