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.
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.