Ole Miss (8-3) erased a nine-point deficit in the final 13
minutes behind Bam Doyne, who finished with 15 points. Curtis, a
290-pound Auburn transfer, added nine rebounds and made 10 of 15
Smith, a backup guard who's the son of Kentucky coach Tubby
Smith, hit consecutive 3-pointers, the last giving Ole Miss an
insurmountable 62-58 lead with 1:56 remaining.
Southeastern Louisiana (5-5) didn't get closer than three the
rest of the way in losing its fifth straight.
Southeastern led by as many as 12 in the first half and held a
40-31 lead at halftime, but the Lions made just four shots in the
final 15 minutes.
Ole Miss, which trailed 50-41 with 14:25 left, used a 13-2 run
and took its first lead at 54-52 on a layup by Todd Abernethy with
about 6 minutes remaining.
The Rebels finished a six-games-in-12-days stretch with a 5-1
record. They outrebounded Southeastern 40-30, forced 15 turnovers
and shot 45 percent.