Biloxi's Canaan scores 15, but Rebels beat Racers

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

OXFORD, MS (AP) - Zach Graham scored a career-high 22 points and Nick Williams added 21 as Ole Miss cruised to a 77-61 victory over Murray State on Wednesday night.

Graham made 6 of 11 shots from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range. Williams, a transfer from Indiana playing just his second game with the Rebels, made 7 of 10 from the field.

Ole Miss (2-0) made 22 of 23 free throws (95.7 percent) and led by as many as 23 late in the second half.

Murray State (1-1) shot just 30.2 percent from the field (16 of 53) and trailed 34-23 at halftime. Biloxi's Isaiah Canaan led the Racers with 15 points. Donte Poole added 12 and Jeffrey McClain scored 11.

Chris Warren's school-record streak of 46 straight games with a 3-pointer ended. The Mississippi senior finished with 10 points. He missed all four of his attempts from beyond the arc.

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