Ole Miss 70

(10-3, 4-3 away)

Miami (FL) 79

(10-2, 9-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 29, 2005

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    MISS 31 3970
    MIA 36 4379

    Jones scores 26 as Miami knocks off Ole Miss

    CORAL GABLES, Florida (Ticker) -- Tamara Jones scored 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting as Miami upset No. 25 Mississippi in the championship game of the Hurricane Holiday Classic, 79-70.

    Jones, who fell two rebounds shy of her fifth double-double of the season, shot 4-of-5 from the arc. She finished 22-of-25 from the field in the two-day event, earning tournament MVP honors.

    Renee Taylor scored 14 points and handed out nine assists while Lamese James added 10 points for the Hurricanes (10-2), which shot 55 percent (17-of-31) in the second half to make sure a 36-31 halftime lead held up.

    Missing all nine of their 3-pointers in the first half, the Lady Rebels (10-3) could not make up for a 42-percent (30-of-72) effort from the floor despite 17 offensive rebounds, mustering only nine second-chance points.

    Armintie Price scored 24 points on 11-of-18 shooting and pulled down nine rebounds for Mississippi, which lost for the second time in three games.

    Second-leading scorer Ashley Johnson could not get it going for the Lady Rebels, finishing 0-of-11 with three points.

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