AP: Ole Miss 79, Oregon 73

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Stefan Moody led five Mississippi scorers in double figures with 22 points and the Rebels avenged last year's overtime loss at home to Oregon with a 79-73 victory on Sunday.

Moody, the smallest player on the floor at 5-foot-10, punctuated his effort with a two-handed dunk for the Rebels (6-2), who won despite leading scorer Jarvis Summers being held to just one point.

Sebastian Saiz added 17 points for Ole Miss, which had three players off the bench reach double figures. Ladarius White finished with 13 points, and Aaron Jones and Dwight Coleby had 10 each.

Freshman Dillon Brooks led the Ducks (5-3) with a season-high 21 points, and Pac-12 scoring leader Joseph Young added 17. It was Oregon's first loss in six home games.

Ole Miss led by as many as 18 points in the second half before Oregon cut the deficit to single digits several times, but the final six-point margin was as close as the Ducks came.

Oregon defeated the Rebels 115-105 last year in Oxford, Mississippi.

Summers' single point came when he made 1 of 2 free throws late in the game before fouling out with four assists in 29 minutes. The senior guard, and the Southeastern Conference's active career leader in points (1,330), barely avoided being shut out for just the second time in 109 games as a Rebel.

There were seven ties and 17 lead changes in the first half before Ole Miss went on a 10-0 run to move ahead 33-24. Oregon missed eight consecutive shots during the Rebels' spurt, including a four on one possession.

Ole Miss, which was 12 of 14 from the foul line before the break, closed out the half with a little luck. M.J. Rhett swatted home a rebound tip before Moody banked in a floater from the top of the key at the buzzer off an Oregon turnover for his fourth 3 and a 47-33 advantage.

The Rebels were 5 of 7 on 3s in the first half to Oregon's 4 of 15. Moody led all scorers with 14 points at the half.

Ole Miss had a 35-5 edge in points off the bench and outrebounded the smaller Ducks 46-39. Rhett and Martavious Newby led the Rebels with seven rebounds each.


Mississippi: Moody came into the game shooting 21.9 percent from 3-point range but made all four of his attempts in the first half and finished 4-for-5. . Saiz, Coleby and Jones each had season-high scoring in the game. . Ole Miss is now 5-0 when leading at the half.

Oregon: Brooks had 11 points in the first half and is the only Duck to score in double figures in Oregon's first eight games. . Young, who came in averaging 20.9 points per game, continues to struggle from long range. After going 2-for-10 against Ole Miss, the senior is 6-for-40 (15.0 percent) over his last five games.


Mississippi hosts Western Kentucky on Saturday.

Oregon plays Illinois in Chicago on Saturday.

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