By The Associated Press
OXFORD — Chris Warren scored 18 points as Ole Miss placed six players in double figures Monday to defeat Mississippi Valley State 101-69.
Warren added five assists and a steal to highlight the balanced attack of Ole Miss (6-2). Trevor Gaskins scored 15 points, Terrance Henry had 14 and Nick Williams, DeMarco Cox and Dundrecous Nelson added 10 apiece for the Rebels.
Ole Miss led 52-26 at halftime and led by as many as 37 points in the second half. The Rebels improved to 31-0 against Southwestern Athletic Conference teams and 3-0 against Mississippi Valley State.
Mississippi Valley State (1-7) was led by D’Angelo Jackson with 20 points, including 17 in the second half. The loss was the seventh straight for the Delta Devils, who managed only 23-of-64 shooting from the field (36 percent).
Ole Miss had runs of 20-5 and 24-9 in the opening half, and the Delta Devils never got closer than 14 points the rest of the way, despite a four-minute stretch of 11 consecutive points by Jackson early in the second half.
The Rebels removed any doubt with a pair of 10-0 runs, which included 3-point shots by Will Bogan, Nelson and Gaskins.
Mississippi Valley State was whistled for 25 fouls, including a pair of technical fouls and an intentional foul. Ole Miss responded by hitting 73 percent from the free-throw line (24 of 33), including a 9-of-11 performance by Warren.
The Rebels shot 55 percent (35 of 64) from the field and outrebounded Mississippi Valley State 44-35.
Read more about this game in Tuesday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.