The Facts: The Rebels got off to huge starts to each half. UALR got as close as three points back after a 21-4 first-half deficit, but the Trojans fell behind in the second half and never got so close again.
Good News: Reggie Buckner had a career night, his first double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. He also had five blocked shots. The Rebels put four players in double figures led by Chris Warren with 18 and Zach Graham with 17. The Rebels shot 50 percet from 3-point range going 11 for 22. Warren was 2 for 4, Trevor Gaskins 2 for 3, Graham 3 for 5 and Dundrecous Nelson 3 for 4.
Bad News: Buckner’s big night came against a front line that is very similar to Ole Miss’ and that is to say it’s “developing.”
The Series: Ole Miss leads the series 2-0.
Records: Ole Miss 5-2, UALR 6-4
Up Next: Ole Miss is at home Monday night against Mississippi Valley State. Tip is at 7.
Bottom Line: Maybe this will be a springboard for Buckner. He still needs stronger hands around the basket, and the Rebels need more from the frontcourt moving forward.