Ole Miss tops Arkansas 84-74, earns No. 3 seed

By The Associated Press

OXFORD — Chris Warren scored 24 points and handed out nine assists as Ole Miss defeated Arkansas 84-74 Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Zach Graham added 15 points for Ole Miss (19-12, 7-9), which earned the Western Division’s No. 3 seed in the Southeastern Conference tournament opposite South Carolina. Terrance Henry and Dundrecous Nelson added 13 and 10 points, respectively, for the Rebels.

Rotnei Clarke scored 26 points, Marshawn Powell had 14 and Julysses Nobles added 13 for Arkansas. The Razorbacks (18-12, 7-9) are the Western Division’s No. 4 seed and will play the Eastern Division’s No. 5 seed in the opening round.

Ole Miss, which also won at Arkansas 69-60 on Feb. 5, sweeping the series and earning the tiebreaker, broke an early 9-9 tie by hitting five consecutive 3-point shots to build a 24-15 lead. The Rebels never trailed again.

Ole Miss led 43-37 at halftime.

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Read more about this game in Sunday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.

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