By Parrish Alford | NEMS Daily Journal
Coming off a 70-68 road win at DePaul, the Ole Miss men’s basketball team is back on the highway today.
The Rebels play at Penn State in a 5 p.m., tip, the game to be televised by the Big 10 Network.
Ole Miss lost a 17-point second-half lead at DePaul but put four players in double-figures and locked up the win with 3.7 seconds left when Murphy Holloway took a loose ball the length of the court and scored.
In improving to 6-1, the Rebels shot just 36.7 percent from the free throw line but shot 55.8 percent from the floor and held DePaul to 36.7 percent shooting.
Penn State is 6-2 after winning 62-54 at Boston College Wednesday. The Nittany Lions are averaging 62.5 points. They’re shooting 37.6 percent but holding opponents to 39.9 percent shooting.
Penn State has lost 85-47 to Kentucky and 65-47 to St. Joseph’s. Other Penn State wins have come against Hartford, Radford, Long Island, South Florida and Youngstown State.
Junior guard Tim Frazier is averaging 19.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 2.5 steals. No other Penn State player is averaging more than eight points a game.
The Nittany Lions were 19-15 last year and reached the NCAA tournament under former coach Ed DeChellis. They are led by first-year coach Patrick Chambers, who coached at Boston University last year.