OXFORD, Miss. -- David Huertas scored a game-high 25 points to lead Mississippi to an 85-81 win against Alabama State on Monday night.
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.