A spirited effort for the Rebels, but it just wasn’t enough, especially when Marshall Henderson goes 0-for-the-second half.
Henderson was 5-for-11 from 3 in the first half, 0-for-5 in the second. He was 0-for-6 overall in the second half.
The Rebels were in it in the second half thanks to Jarvis Summers, who had 14 points after halftime. Anthony Perez showed a pulse and finished with 10 points, but the Rebels’ support scoring was far less than the Gators’.
Derrick Millinghaus and LaDarius White were a combined 0-for-1 from the floor. White didn’t take a shot. He had one rebound and a turnover and played eight minutes. Millinghaus had four assists.
Ole Miss was plus-2 on the glass at halftime and finished minus-2.
Florida’s bigs didn’t dominate but played big in a 9-2 run that turned things their way.
Well, that’s about as a good a half as it can get for Ole Miss. Henderson’s hot, 22 points on 7-for-14 shooting, 5-for-11 from 3.
The Rebels have held their own rebounding and actually lead at plus-2. They’ve played more man defense than they usually do, and that’s helped.
Florida is shooting 51.9, Ole Miss 48.3.
The Gators have had a handful of second-shot opportunities and have cashed in almost every time.
Jarvis Summers played much of the first half with two fouls and has six points.
The problem the Rebels will face in the second half is support scoring. It’s not there right now. Summers is the second-leading scorer. Aaron Jones and Dwight Coleby have four, three others have two.