Mississippi defeats East Tennessee State 77-55

Mississippi defeats East Tennessee State 77-55
December 14, 2012, 10:15 pm
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Mississippi's Marshall Henderson (22) drives against East Tennessee State's Mario Stramaglia (3) at the C.M. "Tad" Smith Coliseum in Oxford, Miss. onFriday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman)


OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Marshall Henderson scored 22 points as Mississippi placed four players in double figures to defeat East Tennessee State 77-55 Friday night.

Reginald Buckner scored 11 points while Nick Williams and Murphy Holloway added 10 points apiece for Ole Miss (7-1). Henderson hit six 3-point shots and was 7 of 15 from the field. The Rebels shot 43.8 percent (28 of 64) from the field.

Lester Wilson led East Tennessee State (2-6) with 14 points. Jarvis Jones and Mario Stramaglia added 11 points apiece. The Buccaneers shot 32.7 percent (18 of 55) from the field.

East Tennessee State led 16-13 after the opening 10 minutes, but Ole Miss rallied to take a 33-22 halftime lead. The Buccaneers never closed within nine points in the second half.