Warren, Ole Miss beat Southern Miss 86-81

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

OXFORD, MS (AP) - Chris Warren scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half as Ole Miss rallied to beat previously unbeaten Southern Miss 86-81 on Saturday night.

Ole Miss trailed 71-65 with 7:30 remaining, but went on a 15-5 run to take an 80-76 lead just four minutes later. The rally was punctuated by Warren's back-to-back 3-pointers, which turned a four-point deficit into a two-point lead.

Zach Graham added 16 points while Nick Williams scored 13 and Dundrecous Nelson 11.

Ole Miss (4-2) went on a 10-0 run early in the first half that contributed to a 44-34 halftime lead. But that lead disappeared quickly as Southern Miss pulled within 47-46 just three minutes into the second half.

Southern Miss (5-1) lost for the ninth straight time in Oxford. The Golden Eagles were led by R.L. Horton's 20 points. Gary Flowers scored 19 and Angelo Johnson added 17.

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