Ole Miss holds off Western Kentucky

Marshall Henderson, left, guards Western Kentucky's Brandon Harris in the first half. (AP Photo/Joshua Lindsey/Daily News)

Marshall Henderson, left, guards Western Kentucky’s Brandon Harris in the first half. (AP Photo/Joshua Lindsey/Daily News)

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Junior Jarvis Summers scored 24 points and senior Marshall Henderson added 23 as Ole Miss came from behind to down Western Kentucky 79-74 on Monday.

Henderson hit seven 3-pointers for the Rebels (9-3) who have won three of their last four games. Sebastian Saiz recorded 11 points and seven rebounds for Ole Miss, which shot 56.3 percent from beyond the arc.

T.J. Price poured in a game-high 26 points for Western Kentucky (8-5), which couldn’t overcome 18 turnovers. George Fant recorded his first double-double of the campaign, notching 13 points and 14 boards while Trency Jackson netted 11 points for the Hilltoppers.

Western Kentucky made its first four 3-pointers of the game to go up by seven before pushing the lead to 26-13 after Price’s triple midway through the first half. Henderson led all scorers with 12 points in the opening 20 minutes as Ole Miss closed out the first half on a 24-7 run to take a 39-36 edge into the break.

Summers scored eight straight points to give the Rebels a 65-62 advantage before Price snapped a field goal drought of over five minutes for the Hilltoppers to even it.

Henderson hit two clutch 3-pointers down the stretch to put the Rebels ahead 72-67 and hand Western Kentucky its first home loss of the season.

Ole Miss hosts Dayton in its final non-conference game on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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