Scores

Final

Alcorn State 69

(0-9, 0-9 away)

Ole Miss 82

(9-3, 7-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 30, 2005

    C. M. Tad Smith Coliseum, Oxford, Mississippi

    1 2 T
    ALCN 37 3269
    MISS 43 3982

    Top Performers

    Alcorn St: C. Douglass 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Ole Miss: D. Curtis 25 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Stl

    Mississippi 82, Alcorn State 69

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Dwayne Curtis scored a career-high 25 points and four Mississippi players reached double figures in an 82-69 victory over Alcorn State on Friday night.

    Todd Abernethy and Bam Doyne added 12 points apiece, while Jeremy Parnell had 11 for the Rebels (9-3).

    Curtis finished 9-of-12 from the field with eight rebounds as Ole Miss broke open a close game in the final 8 minutes.

    Alcorn State, winless in nine road games, was led by Clif Douglass with 18 points. Delvin Thompson had 16 points, Almaad Jackson had 13 points and Juan Wyatt added 11 for the Braves, who trailed 60-55 with 11 minutes remaining.

    Ole Miss shot a season-best 75 percent from the free-throw line. The Rebels outrebounded Alcorn State 40-34, led by freshman Mike Smith with 11.

    Ole Miss led 43-37 at halftime on the strength of a 17-2 run midway through the first half. Alcorn State, led by Thompson and Jackson with 11 points apiece, had a late 10-0 run to stay close.

    The Rebels built a 70-56 lead with 6:58 left on a pair of free throws by Curtis, capping a 10-1 run. Alcorn State never got closer than seven points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ALCN
    MISS
    Points 69 82
    FG Made-Attempted 22-54 (.407) 27-58 (.466)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 4-10 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-30 (.667) 24-32 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 15

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