Scores

Final

DePaul 63

(2-6, 0-2 away)

Ole Miss 69

(9-0, 6-0 home)

    5:30 PM ET, December 20, 2007

    1 2 T
    DEP 31 3263
    MISS 27 4269

    Top Performers

    DePaul: D. Burns 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Ole Miss: D. Curtis 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Mississippi 69, DePaul 63

    Associated Press

    GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Dwayne Curtis scored 21 points and Mississippi held DePaul without a field goal in the final 8 1/2 minutes in a 69-63 victory over the Blue Demons in the San Juan Shootout on Thursday.

    Kenny Williams had 10 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, Chris Warren scored 11 points and David Huertas added 10 for the Rebels (9-0). Curtis was 7-for-8 from the free-throw line.

    Draelon Burns scored 17 points, Karron Clarke had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Wesley Green added 10 points for DePaul (2-6). Burns was 12-for-12 from the line, but the Blue Demons shot just 6-for-22 from the field in the second half.

    Clarke hit two free throws to give DePaul its last lead at 61-60 with 4:11 left in the game. Curtis' layup 17 seconds later gave the Rebels the lead for good, and he made two free throws with 2 1/2 minutes left to stretch Mississippi's advantage to 64-61.

    Burns made two free throws a minute later to pull the Blue Demons within one, but Warren hit a 3 with 33 seconds left to make it 67-63. Curtis, the reigning SEC player of the week, hit two more free throws with 9 seconds left to seal Mississippi's win.

    The Blue Demons led 31-27 at halftime, the first time all season the Rebels have trailed at the break.

    The teams changed leads several times with DePaul building moving five points ahead three times.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DEP
    MISS
    Points 63 69
    FG Made-Attempted 18-57 (.316) 24-70 (.343)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-22 (.182) 7-25 (.280)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-29 (.793) 14-17 (.824)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 6

    2007-08 Season

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