OXFORD, Miss. -- David Huertas scored a game-high 25 points to lead Mississippi to an 85-81 win against Alabama State on Monday night.
Chris Warren scored 16 points, Murphy Holloway had 15 and Malcolm White chipped in with 12 for the Rebels (7-3).Roland Fitch led the Hornets (1-6) with 22 points, and was 10 of 11 from the floor. Andrew Hayes scored 15 and Brandon Brooks had 11.The Hornets outshot the Rebels, shooting 56.9 percent from the field (33 of 58) compared to a 48.4 percent mark (30 of 62) for Ole Miss. But the Rebels sank 20 free throws in the game versus just six for the Hornets.Ole Miss outscored Alabama State 49-40 in the second half after trailing by five points at the break.