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Nicholls State 43

(1-6, 1-5 away)

Ole Miss 69

(6-2, 4-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 15, 2005

    C. M. Tad Smith Coliseum, Oxford, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    NICH 22 2143
    MISS 37 3269

    Top Performers

    Nicholls St: G. Verner 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Ole Miss: L. Nolen 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Mississippi 69, Nicholls State 43

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Todd Abernethy and Rondrick Nolen each scored 11 points to lead Mississippi to 69-43 win over Nicholls State on Thursday.

    Dwayne Curtis had 10 points for Ole Miss (6-2). The Rebels hit 45.6 percent from the floor and held Nicholls leading scorer, Stefan Blaszczynski, to just two points. Blaszczynski scored 26 points in a game against Indiana earlier in the season, and has averaged 15 points per game.

    The Colonels, who are 1-25 against SEC opponents, shot 17-of-52 from the field and hit just 32.7 percent from the floor.

    Ole Miss shot 26-of-57 from the field, as Nolen and Abernethy combined for 9-of-14. Abernethy was 3-of-4 from three-point range while Nolen added five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Ole Miss led 37-22 at halftime despite hitting only 13-of-31 from the field. Abernethy had eight points for the Rebels, who raced to a 10-2 lead in the opening two minutes.

    The Rebels led by as many as 28 points in the second half, the final time at 69-41.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NICH
    MISS
    Points 43 69
    FG Made-Attempted 17-52 (.327) 26-57 (.456)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-9 (.222) 8-23 (.348)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 9-12 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 26

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